Laust Nielsen's picture

Hack This! A holding device for IMS-phones

Librarians have a new scanning devise, the IMS-Phones. They look like a smartphone, and is used to scan books all day long. unfortunately this is not a very comfortable position to hold your hand in for hours and hours.They wish for a device to hold instead of the IMS-phones themselves. Maybe somthing like an extra cover that havent been designed yet?The most important thing is that it is easy to hold and wont make your fingers and hand go into a cramp after a days work.

Laust Nielsen's picture

Hack This! ”Make” fiction happen in the children’s and youth section

How to motivate children and tweens to read more books? What about maybe make something that will excite them and show them that litterature is "happening" not just in books but also as a motivater for fun and games? 
How do you see fiction happen in the childrens and youth section?

Laust Nielsen's picture

Hack This! Room separator

At the Main Library they have a problem with the size of their entrance hall and the amount of functions that takes place in one very big room.

In the back of the room are the staff busy sorting books. what goes to their proper place and what goes on the shelves to be picked up by the loaners. No matter what it looks like a mess! If something could seperate the rooms the overall feeling of the room would be much more pleasant and clean. 
What is your idea to seperate the different functions in the room?

Laust Nielsen's picture

Hack This! Welcoming sign, installation or statement at the entrance of Main Library

The Main Library would like "something" to welcome their users and guests. Right now the impression is confusing and overwhelming and so there is no time for pausing or hisetation. So what could create a welcoming atmosphere? How would you like to be greeted in the entrance?


Kim Clausen's picture

Hypocycloid magnetisk gear

Delene er laserskåret i 5 mm akryl. Magneterne er limet på plads med superlim med skiftende orientering.

En præsentation kan ses på YouTube:

En udfordring med samlingen af gearet er at få akslerne og krankstykket til at være helt vinkelrette. Laserskæreren skærer ikke 100% vinkelret og det gav for stort spil og der var derfor nødvendigt at bore akselhullerne med et almindeligt bor.

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lasercut pyramides with similiar triangles.

In the past few weeks, we've been working on a project called lasercut pyramides with similiar triangles. Its about making pyramides, and 3D printing them, so we can make them fit together as a puzzle. Another thing we've been working on, is lasercutting some cardboard in small pieces, so the two groupes with the biggest planets, could put them together as a puzzle.

The pyramides, is made in a way, we will now explain: We used Geogebra to make the sketches as .stl-files, then loaded into Inkscap to set proportions for the lasercutter.

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Hack This! Copenhagen FabLab Chair

What would be better in a workspace, that requieres a lot of sitting down, then a special customized chair? Jens Dyvik designed a standard chair that FabLabs all over the world have tweaked in different styles, according to different ideas and aestetics. Now its time that Copenhagen FabLab joins in and creates our own design - but what should it be like? What is the ideal design and look for our workspace? Give us your idea, based on Dyviks original design!
 The best chair will be cut, glued and sat on as the signature chair of Copenhagen FabLab!

valby10A's picture


Today we have been to Valby kultur house. To make our own boomerangs. We were split up in groups, and each group had to make a different boomerang. It were hard to follow the instructions in the same time as the teacher.
When all the groups were done we have to cut it with a laser. It was so cool to see the resualt afterwords.

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Emo Trash Can (Fab Creation Week)

The challenge we took on was in a library in Valby (that is open late at night without staff, in an area where a lot of youth used to hang out in the street at night and now use the library as a kind of youth club). While the librarians are thrilled that the young people use the library more, they do face an issue of trash thrown/left in the childrens/youth section of the library. Particularly paper/waste from food.

They have tried many different things, but it hasn't changed anything. 

Kir 8u's picture

The universe in 3D

This project is about, making the 8 planets in 3D. We have worked with a lasercutter, 3D printers and related programs as incscape. The first two days has been exciting, as we got to work with the computers, and we got to use our imagination. We work in groups, 3 and 3. Some planets are bigger than others, so it is going to take longer, to create for example, Jupiter, than earth.
We have also got to make a sign for our planet as a magnet, so we can keep up with, how far we have gotten.
The first two days have been a succes, so we're all exited to come back in next week.