Community9 2016-06-01

Community Meeting #9

Regular community meeting of Vaasa Hacklab Wednesday 2016-06-01 @ 1930
Something along these lines. Feel free to add topics

community meeting, every first Wednesday of month, at around 1900.

Upcoming interesting events

  • 3D-scanner gathering on Thursdays @ 17:00

  • HSF 16½ event coming on 10.6. - 12.6. @ Helsinki Hacklab

  • registration still open! @

  • domain has been reserved. Ideas for future events?

  • 7.6. Hack the lab

  • 8.6. Hack BBQ

  • “Hack the lab” day

  • Fix and organize stuff

  • (Code Asylum)

Status of wood workshop?

  • domain has been reserved.
  • Charlotta has a few idea-drafts for the logo. Discussion to continue in telegram/IRC
  • More promotion needed for wood workshop. Printed material to be considered.
  • Slow progress at organizing the woodworkshop. Can do more.
  • Hoping to get more electricity(hardware) to wood work side. Installing is not a problem.
  • Multipage webpage system to be checked.

Courses (what to organize)

  • Lists of previous courses to website. List of course reports etc.
  • A separate page for courses?
  • Wordpress event registration system to be taken into use instead of TITO? (Mikeful)
  • Course interest system?
  • Feedback/survey system - happy or not type of feedback?
  • See

Community status

  • Member count
  • 41 (2015/37)
  • mailing list count
  • ??around60

Hacklab t-shirts

  • T-shirt weather is about to come. T-shirts are needed.
  • text on both sides, front: hacklab logo. back:
  • printmotor (?)
  • nobody took the responsibility yet. Volunteer is still missing.

Idea: Hacklab book swap box

  • “Leave a book = take a book”
  • shelf

New flyer?

  • A proposal for our new flyer has been on the whiteboard for a while. Still waiting.
  • What do we want our new flyer to say and look like?

Future plans

  • Newpapers to be stored somewhere. Physical ones at the moment in a box somewhere.
  • John’s workplace basement as a source of closet?
  • Storage policy
  • Bonk rotation already in active use.
  • Blogpost/RTFM page about this topic?
  • “Do Not Hack” tagging projects
  • Make sure the workshop in total is feasible in economic calculations.
  • Branding “Vaasan verstas” -puutyöt -> new blog
  • Info display (mikeful)

Membership management (Noobidoo)

Status: Grant applications?

Monetary issues

  • a woodworking/storage fee of 10€/m2/month of larger or longer projects?
  • Holvi pro account, asylum
  • 8€/month
  • gives 50 pieces of “free” invoices
  • free account has 50c/per invoice
  • credit card


  • Status? ATM not changed
  • How to make Anvia interested to sponsor fiber to us, like to VES in same building?

Status 3D-scanner -project?

  • mounts for pis and cameras
  • needs rj45 cabling (there is some now, enough?)
  • needs lighting
  • noobidoo
  • needs a nVidia (CUDA)
  • 3d-scanner gathering on Thursdays @17