The first thing you should be aware of before entering xHain or our rocket chat is our space rules. Before spending time alone in our space, you probably already have received a personal introduction and tour. If this has not already been done, please ask any member for a guided tour on a Monday evening.
This is how you can help out:
If you haven't done so yet, it is advisable to create an account for our Rocket Chat. This is not mandatory, but it is our main means of communication at xHain between members and also non-members. We also have a mailing list for members only, but we use it sparsely and only for important announcements or dates. Everything else is communicated in the chat.
We would like to keep the #general chatroom of our Rocket Chat (chat.x-hain.de) clean and tidy. Topic specific requests therefore belong in the corresponding chatrooms. Please create separate "channels" or "discussions" for chitchat and small talk. You can find an overview of the most important channels in our space rules
If you require storage space, you can get a personal box, our so called member box, to store your personal projects and stuff at xHain. Please take anything home with you that doesn't fit into this box. We are not a storage location and do not want to have any large craft or tinkering projects cluttering the place. The same goes for workpieces and materials like wood or acrylic plates etc.: you can store larger things for up to 4 weeks in a large box (put a name tag and date on it!). We will regularly get rid of untagged or outdated things.
We have colour coded our different work areas and marked the machines and tools with stickers and paint. Some tools require safety training and may only be used after a personal introduction from an authorized instructor and/or may not be operated without supervision. You can find an overview of our equipment and more details on the rooms and equipment page.
We have an electronically controlled front door called xDoor. New members can apply for a key after 3 months of paid membership (after the 3 months have passed). Be aware that there is no right to be granted key access to xHain. A small group of active longtime members, our so called "Schlüsselkinder" group (latch-key kids), will decide if you will receive a key.
During times of covid19 we are a little reluctant to grant key authorizations. We do want to have some activity at our space, but we need to ensure our hygiene concept is being followed.
xHain was founded by Felix Just in May 2016 and has been recognised as a non-profit UG since 2020. xHain sees itself as a do-ocracy and lives from the commitment and ideas of its members. This means that members choose and carry out their projects independently.