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!

Game Jam at Hacklab 4.-6.10.

Hacklab Jyväskylä is organizing an local event for the 45th Ludum Dare Game Jam.

Ludum Dare #45 Jyväskylä site is arranged on Fri 4th – Sun 6th of October 2019 as a part of Ludum Dare #45 Game Jam. Join LD45 Jyväskylä by registering to this event. Spaces are limited.

The actual Game Jam is held from 01:00 Sat 5th (Finnish Timezone) and lasts 48h (Compo) or 72h (Jam) depending on which you’re taking part in. The local event is open from 3h before the beginning of the Jam (Fri 22:00), for 45h (Sun 22:00), which means that you still have time to finish the production at home after the venue has been closed.

The Hacklab Jyväskylä club space acts as the venue and offers free breakfast (and other snacks!), some fridge space, essentials (table, chair, electricity wifi, toilet, showers, microwave oven, electric kettle), …
and possibly 24 ACCESS TO SPACE (please do not get mad at us if we can’t make this happen, it depends on volunteers)

There is also a chance of Sauna!

There are 2 pizza restaurants right next to the venue and 2 stores nearby (of which one is 24/7 open!) to handle your nourishment needs.

Arrival guide: https://jyvaskyla.hacklab.fi/en/the-space/

PLEASE NOTICE THAT there is no parking space for the whole event period.

Latest information, schedule and registration can be found at Eventbrite below:


Hacklab at Jyväskylä University opening fair

Hacklab had a stand today at the university opening fair.

We had on display our traditional Elovalo led cube, a 3D-printed keyboard, some wood bowls and a custom e-bike battery pack.

There were a lot of interested people and a few already found their way to open doors Tuesday the same evening.

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. 🙂