Extraordinary general meeting in 2018-12-01 14:00

The board of Hacklab Jyväskylä ry invites all members to an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday, 1st of December 2018 at 14:00 EET. Meeting takes place in the ground floor club room at Emännäntie 10 O. South entrance of O building is open.

Meeting agenda:

Chairperson Aleksi Vettainen has resigned from the board because of personal reasons. The board has decided to arrange an extraordinary general meeting for choosing the chairperson and 0 or 1 members of the board.

The resignation has not affected the routine tasks of the board. However, to ensure proactive development, the board wants to keep its current size and resources until the next ordinary general meeting.

Following association rules, the invitation to a general meeting must be invited a week before the meeting. In addition to this informal invitation, the official invitations have been filed in Finnish on our website and on our mailing list. See the rules in Finnish: https://jyvaskyla.hacklab.fi/saannot/

Please check the Finnish version of this page to see the formal agenda of the meeting. The meeting takes place in Finnish but informal simultaneous interpretation service is available. 🙂


Hacklab Jyväskylä Formal Opening

Last Thursday 15-11, Hacklab Jyväskylä has the opening ceremony in Kortepohja.

After sometime moving to the new place, finally we have the working stations ready for electrical works, 3D printing, wood working, sewing machine and so on.

The event was hosted by Hacklab Jyväskylä and the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä. It has attracted students in the village as well as people interested in Hacklab and maker space.

Receiving the present from the Student Union

People interested in Hacklab in the wood working station

Hacklab is the place for people who is interested in making things and creating the community for makers. No matter what background you have, if you have an idea or would like to make or build things, Hacklab is the place for you. Come visit us every Tuesday from 6pm onward to learn about the site and make some maker friends.

Yearly meeting / Yhdistyksen vuosikokous lauantaina 5.5. klo 15

The yearly meeting of the association will be held on Saturday, May 5th 3 PM at the lab. Welcome! Invitation in Finnish below.

Hacklab Jyväskylä ry:n sääntömääräinen vuosikokous järjestetään lauantaina 5.5. klo 15 yhdistyksen kerhotilassa osoitteessa Keskikatu 18 A.

Alustava esityslista on nähtävissä täällä:

Yhdistyksen jäsenet voivat halutessaan esittää asioita käsiteltäväksi kokouksessa. Esitykset voi laittaa sähköpostitse osoitteeseen hallitus@poistatama.jkl.hacklab.fi viimeistään 27.4.

Hacklab Summit Finland 2018 at Jyväskylä

Our Hacklab hosted the biannual Hacklab Summit Finland get-together event for the first time in our lab’s history. Helsinki Hacklab wrote a nice article about the event in their blog. It was nice to finally meet people from other hacklabs. There were participants from ten Finnish hacklabs in total. Thank you everyone!

Pictures of the event:

Blog coverage in Finnish:

The next HSF will be held in Helsinki from June 8 to 10, 2018. See you there!

Shanghai Hacking

When I got a chance to visit Shanghai this autumn, there were two priorities: visit the local hackerspace and check out some electronics markets. I made a trip to downtown Shanghai armed with addresses written on paper at my hotel, which I then showed to taxi drivers to move around my attractions.

First on the tour was the SEG electronics market.

The streets were filled with small stores full of components and mechanical parts new and old. There seems to be a lot of reusing of old industrial machinery parts. This is the kind of place you would come to shop for CNC machine parts!

On on side of the road filled with small electronics shops you find a large commercial center looking market place. You step inside and realize you are inside a shopping mall of electronics parts. Even though Shenzhen is the main hotspot for components, some of what you order online could be shipped from the SEG electronics market in Shanghai. I lost count of the floors, maybe there are 8, who knows.

This isn’t the place where you come to buy a camera or a laptop, this is a hacklab members’ dream come true.


The Shaghai hackerspace is called Xin Che Jian. I bribed myself in with some Fazer chocolate and a postcard from the JKL Hacklab which is now on the Xin Che Jian fridge.


This hackerspace is located in a startup incubator building, many small companies are close to each other. What amazed me the most was the huge helicopter simulator in the middle of the hackerspace which is used for real flight training. I also loved the aquaponic setups and the good feeling they gave, we also need some biohacking in JKL.

The hackerspace is a little bigger than ours, but not by much. I was jealous of the machining tools and the laser cutter. Everything had it’s place and the space was cozy. You notice that a hackerspace becomes what it’s members need it to be, just like it should.

Xin Che Jian was the first Hackerspace in China. The members told me that there aren’t many genuine hackerspaces in China because everything becomes business driven. However, rents are so high that funding a non-profit hackerspace is extremely difficult. It’s a good reminder to us about how precious our hacklab is and that we have to remain independent of profit oriented funding. A hacklab should be a place to relax and socialize, the profitable job is somewhere else. Of course innovation is encouraged and teamwork can lead to great things.

A big thanks to the wonderful people at the Xin Che Jian and welcome to Finland, we are waiting!