At xHain we have marked different workareas with different colour-codes. Bigger objects will be marked with a sticker (colour logos), smaller objects with coloured paint. The reason for the markings is simple: using expensive tools for the wrong purpose damages the tools and makes them unusable for their intended purpose.
Our tools are colour coded and may only be used in that specific colour coded work area and for their intended purpose!
We have machines and tools that may NOT be used, unless you have received personal instructions from an authorised instructor. They are marked either with an "authorization required" sticker, and/or a personal property sticker. For personal property, please get permission from the owner before use.
There is one room called "Hobelhöhle" that may only be entered with an authorised guide.
Do not touch any of our AVX (audio/video) equipment without permission.
A more detailed list can be found in the specific room sections further below. Here's an overview of our workareas:
|colour||room/workbench name||room authorisation required?||tools that require authorisation|
|red||machine room||no||lasercutter, plotter, laser microscope, reflow oven|
|purple||3d lab||no||all 3d printers, oven|
|pink||hobelhöhle||yes||all equipment requires separate instructions|
Please do not store any private equipment or tools at xHain without asking for permission first. We are not a storage space.
If you have a special tool xHain does not have yet, you can leave it at the space for others to use at your own risk (please ask us first!). xHain cannot be held liable for any damages or losses. Please label your private property with the above sticker, and write your rocketchat name or contact details on it.
Anything you don't want to share, please store it in your personal member box. If it doesn't fit, take it home! We provide a large memberbox for temporary storage of larger materials or tools for up to one month. They must be labelled with your rocketchat name or contact details and the date(!) of the storage.
Any clutter, old or unlabeled stuff will be removed without warning.
Please be aware of this space rule: nametags on materials outside of member boxes do not count!
If you find materials with name tags in general supply areas (e.g. acrylic plates by the lasercutter), you may remove the label and use the material (please feed the piggybank anyway).
This is the main area where meetups happen and people hang out. You will usually find a bunch of tables, chairs and sofas here. The tools at the lobby workbench are for general purposes and require no special knowledge or authorisation.
Tools that can be found here include:
The sofa on the stage can also be used to hang out, or by a speaker during an event. The screen for the projector and the projector itself are both remotely controlled. The remote controls can be found on the wall.
Our "treehouse" is located above the door leading to the kitchen and can be accessed via the stairs next to the textiles corner. Upstairs the matrasses and pillows will invite you to hang out or play some games.
Please be aware of our space rules: Sleeping at xHain is strictly prohibited!
AVX means audio/video equipment at xHain and is intended to be used for video live streams and recordings. This equipment is not intended for general purposes, so do not touch anything. You can find more details about our equipment on the AVX page.
If you want to listen to music, simply connect your phone via bluetooth to the bluetooth receiver (BT4863B). Do not(!!) touch the volume sliders on the mixer!
If you want to use our equipment to record a video, talk to us, we usually don't bite
|2 oszilloscopes (Rigol DS1054)||-||-|
|function generator (Rigol DG1032)||-||-|
|reflow oven (puhui T-937M) (in machine room)||yes||?|
List of tools or machines in this workspace:
|embroidery machine (in machine room)||yes||@felix,@trial.error|
|overlock machine (Bernina L460)||-||-|
|sewing machine (Toyota Jeans JB02)||-||@trial.error|
|sewing machine (Janome DC7100)||-||@trial.error|
|heat transfer press (in machine room)||-||-|
There is a large ladder stored under the ceiling in the hall of the kitchen. Do not remove or mount it without having been shown how to do so safely.
Currently there are some chemicals, spray paint and more stored in the bathroom corner.
|large ladder||yes||@felix,@trial.error, @kfir|
|chemicals||-||use at your own risk|
For various reasons there are some tools in this room that technically belong to other colour-coded workspaces (heat press, embroidery machine, reflow oven). You can find them listed in those sections.
|laser firstname.lastname@example.org, @felix, @lorxor|
|laminating machine (Fellowes Venus2 A3)||-||-|
|regular 3D printers||yes||@felix|
|clay printer||yes||@felix, @trial.error, @kfir|
|graphics PC and tablet||yes||@felix|
The room itself may only be entered with a member that has received personal safety instructions for this room. Ask around or contact an instructor.
All tools and equipment may only be used after having received personal safety instructions for this room. The following machines require separate instructions: