Safety Instruction in the Fab Lab

To be allowed to work independently in the Fab Lab you need a safety instruction. It will introduce you to the rules and is the prerequisite for working in the lab. If you haven’t received one yet, or your last instruction was a year ago, you need a (new) instruction. In other words, if you have been here for the appointment at the end of 2021, now is the time!

The safety instruction is offered every Wednesday at 4 p.m. and is free to all participants. Registration is not required. Just show up on time for the appointment. Staff members will be in the lab at that time and together with the attendees they will set up an agenda for the instruction.

Afterwards you can work independently on the machines during the Open Lab hours.
In general, anyone over the age of 14 can participate in a safety instruction session. If you are under 14 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must also participate in the instruction!

Safety Instruction: every wednesday at 4 p.m.
Game Night Volume 2

18.10.22 – Game Night Vol. 2

Only one week left, then it’s finally that time again!
On Tuesday, 18.10., the Fab Lab opens its doors for the second round of our Game Night.

After our first, successful party together with the Entrepreneurship Center, it’s now time for Volume 2, just in time for the start of the semester.

As for consoles, this time there will be an NES, SNES, a Neo Geo, a PC Engine and more, a true paradise for #retro fans! Besides good music, there will of course be plenty to drink and eat (of course also vegan) – and it’s all for free!

Drop by starting at 7 p.m. You’ll find us at Sandstraße 26 (Fab Lab Siegen), across from the cinema and above Signal Iduna. Celebrate the start of the upcoming semester with us, make new friends and have fun.

All creatures are welcome!

P.S.: Unfortunately, the Studi Lab has to be cancelled on this day. On Wednesday we will be back as usual for the Open Lab and on Thursday for the Studi Lab.

Additional opening hours for students

In addition to our opening hours for the Open Lab every Wednesday from 14 p.m. to 20 p.m., this summer term we also have times when the Lab is open specifically for students.
As of now, students can also work in the Fab Lab on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the following times:

Tuesdays from 13 p.m. to 16 p.m.

Thursdays from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.

These extended opening hours are directed towards students of the University of Siegen in order to offer additional times to work on their projects. Individuals not affiliated with the university are welcome to come to the Open Lab on Wednesdays as usual.

The same recommendations apply here as for the Open Lab:

  • no more than 20 guests in the lab
  • 3G recommended (genesen, geimpft, getestet = recovered, vaccinated, tested)
  • the mask is kindly requested to be worn at all times
    (Exception: drinking and eating in certain areas).
first Open Lab held in April on the 6th of April 2022

Reopening of the Fab Lab

Finally, we are back with good news! The Fab Lab will re-open at the beginning of the summer semester. We are thus happy to announce the date for the next Open Lab:Wednesday, April 06.

However, given the still very high number of corona cases, we have a few recommendations for visitors to the Lab:

Within the Lab we recommend to maintain the3G rule(genesen, geimpft, getestet = recovered, vaccinated, tested). Furthermore, it is recommended to wear a mask at all times. Of course, the mask may be removed for drinking, but we would kindly ask you to put it back on immediately afterwards. For this reason, open drinks (e.g. coffee/tea cups) are currently viewed with caution, as experience has shown that these lead to “Kaffeeklatsch” 😉
Instead of eating right at your workplace, we would like to ask you to consume your foodat the open (!) windows in the lobby at Startpunkt to ensure the safety of everyone staying here.

The number of visitors in the Fab Lab is limited to a maximum of 20 guests.

In summary:

  • maximum 20 guests in the lab
  • 3G recommended (genesen, geimpft, getestet = recovered, vaccinated, tested)
  • wearing the mask all the time is kindly requested
    (Exception: drinking and eating in certain areas).
first Open Lab held in April on the 6th of April 2022
View into the Fab Lab

Open Lab temporarily closed

Given the current incidences, we have decided to keep the Fab Lab closed until further notice for the safety of all of us.

Aconcrete date for reopening cannot be set at the moment. As soon as the pandemic situation allows us to safely open the lab again, we will announce this here on the website, via email and social media.

In urgent cases, e.g. for work on a thesis or other projects, please contact us and we will find a solution.

In the view of the anticipated course of the pandemic in the coming weeks, the University of Siegen has adjusted its measures. All buildings of the university will therefore remain closed to the public up to and including 06.02.2022. At this point it is not yet clear what will happen after that.

Regarding the Fab Lab, this means that there will be no Open Lab until at least the 06th of February. Contrary to our previous statement, there will therefore not be an Open Lab on Wednesday, January 19.
We hope that we can see you again on 09.02., but we can’t yet promise this.

Take care of yourselves.