Hacklab club nights reopen on Tuesday 2nd June 2020

The Finnish government allows gatherings of under 50 people starting 1st June 2020. This allows to reopen Hacklab club nights, and the board of Hacklab Jyväskylä ry has decided to continue club nights starting Tuesday 2nd June 2020.

  • Club night open starting Tuesday 2nd June 2020. Both Tuesday and Saturday club nights are reopened, so the first Tuesday club night is on 2nd June, starting 6pm, and the first Saturday club night is on 6th June, starting 3pm.
  • Our next community meetup (yhteisömiitti) will be held during our first club night on 2nd June, starting 6pm. Topics include corona issues, rule amendment proposal, changes in clubspace keys, and use of the present/away (paikalla/pois) switch. Remote attendance is possible.
  • From now on, Saturday club nights start at 3 pm 
  • Saturday sauna turns are not continued for now. We will inform about their reopening.

Reopening club nights and using the clubspace in general requires that everyone follows the general safety distance and hygiene recommendations. Do not use the space when you are ill. Note that tools and table tops may contain pathogens. At a minimum, wash your hands as your arrive and when you leave.

Virtual tour around Hacklab

Hacklab has resided in its current space in the Kortepohja O building for a little over a year now. The space is developing constantly, but a lot has been done already. Here is a little glimpse at the current state and future of the space.

Hangout space

Hangout space is a lounge-type room where members can for example code, play videogames, just chillax on the sofa, or read books. The space can also be used for 3D printing or tinkering with electronics. The hangout space has 3D printers, a Teklab table, radio amateur corner, lots of table space and chairs, screens of all kinds, and a bookshelf with a variety of books.


TV corner


Workshop is used mainly for woodwork. The set of tools includes e.g. a bench saw, planer thicknesser, drill press, bench grinder, bandsaw, wood-turning lathe, mitre saw, and a CNC router. Handheld tools include for example a drill, table saw, top miller, belt sander, flat sander, angle grinder, air compressor, electric plane, and a warm-air heater.

The workshop also has a storage where members of Hacklab can keep their own things.





The current space has a kitchen, which a significant improvement compared to the previous space. The fridge is stocked with refreshments to buy and there is pizza in the freezer that can be heated in the oven. There are cups, plates, and other utensils in the cupboard as well as a pot and a pan. Coffee and tea can be made with the coffee maker and kettle. Additionally, there is an amazing Jurassic Park flipper standing in the corner of the kitchen! In the future, some kitchen facelift may be done, such as renewing the cupboards.


Coming soon…

The rooms in the space can be developed in any direction that our members need. As of the start of this year, we have rented more space: two locker rooms with showers and a sauna. The sauna is under renovation, meaning that we might have our own sauna soon! This would allow us to heat the sauna e.g. on Saturday evenings. One of the locker rooms could for example be used for paintwork and/or for playing virtual reality games.

We want to develop our club space according to the wishes and needs of Hacklab members, which is why we warmly welcome all ideas related to the use of our club space from you!