Rule Zero

  1. Do not be on fire.


  1. Don’t use tools unless you’re sure you know how to do so safely. If you see someone working in an unsafe way, it’s your duty to stop them and let them know.
  2. Don’t defeat or hack safety features/equipment. This is for other people’s safety as much as yours.
  3. Check the Projects & Manuals page for instructions. Read the warnings. If in doubt, ask.

Making Decisions

  1. If you want something done, do it. There are no paid employees, we are all hobbyists.
  2. If something is broken, fix it; don’t complain. If you can’t fix it, tell the chat or mailing list.
  3. If you’re doing something major, ask the chat first.


  1. Do not treat the Hacklab like your home, it is a shared space. Remember to go home at least once in a while.
  2. Equipment should be treated with care and respect. If a tool is damaged while you’re using it, you must tell the chat. If you damage a tool due to misuse, the hacklab may ask you to contribute money towards its replacement or repair.

Personal Items

  1. Members are allowed to store personal items in the space, but they must be kept in one of the plastic boxes, labelled with your name. One box per member. Empty boxes may be recycled for other members if needed. See also: Storage Policy.
  2. Larger/more items may be temporarily allowed for a good reason, e.g. drying paint, but please note that space is limited. You must label your items with your name and the date when you plan on removing the item from the premises. Unmarked items will be treated as trash.

Donating, Loaning, or Borrowing Items

  1. Carefully consider the true usefulness of an item before bringing it to the space. Disposal requires effort and space is limited. Ask before bringing large items.
  2. If you’re leaving something and you would rather it was not mercilessly ripped apart, please label it accordingly.
  3. Likewise, if something looks expensive or useful please don’t mercilessly rip it apart without asking first.
  4. Don’t remove tools from the space without asking the chat first.


  1. Workbenches should be completely clean when you leave – be considerate for the next user. Please put tools back where you found them. Don’t leave stuff on walkways or chairs.
  2. Wash your dirty crockery and cutlery before leaving the space. Don’t leave it in the sink.
  3. Any items left on a workbench overnight become fair game. Put your stuff back in your box.
  4. If you have engaged in any waste generating activity (e.g. peeling wires, welding, grinding etc), hoover the spot.


  1. If you think something should be thrown out, put it in the outgoing trash box or bonk shelf. If the trash box is full, empty it.
  2. If something is too big to fit in the trash box, you should probably post to the list about it.
  3. If you want to throw something away which looks useful, make sure the chat is informed well in advance.