A amkerspace gives everone the capabilities to create with many different materials. It is the moden day library, where we don't each have to own, but share the equipment.
In Finland this builds on the traditional adult education and expands it into new technologies like electronics and 3d printing.
We have started with traditional tools that we know and have, like woodworking, sowing, and metalworking. And expanded into electronics and 3d technologies, with more tools coming all the time.
Currently a unified space is under construction and part of the tools are distributed throughout the house. But a lot exists already.
We have a full woodworking workshop, everything from hand tools to a small saw-mill.
The space is around 300m2 and the outside area about 3000. We have a big table saw, both planers, chops saws and hand tools to do just about every project.
With the woodmizer saw mill we make beams and boards. And since we have enough space we can dry some of that inside. Also we have started to build a tiny-house and other structures for the hub.
The building has a garage workshop (not as clean as the picture) and we have moved our metal workshop there. There is a saw, drills, different welders (gas, stick, tig) and wrenches to build the robot of your dreams, or fix a car (on the car lift).
We have also got a metal lathe and milling machine, though they are not set up yet.
We have three 3d printers, small, medium and large, to allow everyone to try to bring their imagination to the physical world.
We have converted all printers to klipper software, for easy use, but powerful features.
Computers and software for designing are available.
This is in the third floor, set up as a basic electronics workshop.
Currently we only have a soldering iron and a lab power source, but we are hoping to buy oscilloscopes and other measuring equipment that will allow members to do everything from a small LED project to arduino or raspberry pi based robots.
Now we also have an audio studio equipped with editing computer.
The all round sound-proofing, Rode microfone and Genelec speakers, makes voice recording, eg podcasts or voiceover sound. professional.
While the computer with Davinci Resolve (up 4k), terabytes of storage and Rec.709 broadcast standard monitors make video and audio editing a breeze.
The fourth floor already has some four sowing machines We are sourcing industrial sawing and embroidering machines so no project is too big (or small). The large rooms is set up for a shared working environment, enabling knowledge to be shared easily.
Private lockers make it easy to interrupt and return to your project in your own time.
Hub Feenix also has a clay oven and a turning table. These are in two wet spaces currently also in the fourth floor.
If you want to use any of the facilities or machines listed above, all you need to do is a certain amount of participation in general tasks.
In other words, the only charge is your time, and off course materials you use.
Additionally some machines will require skill to operate, and you need to prove that you are able, possibly participate in training.
Consumables, like wood, thread, clay, electronic parts, cost but many basic ones are made available at cost price by the Hub.
If you want to come to look at the facilities, or find out more, you can fill out the form and we will get back to you.