What is a SuperUser

Superuser is another name for the volunteers who has the knowledge and skillset to help you get started on your project.

A Superuser is a Fablab volunteer that wants to use the Fablab frequently for their projects. In addition, they want to help make it a fun and inspiring place for everybody by maintaining tools and improving the facilities, teach other users and taking shifts to open locked equipment. 

If you want to know more, then drop by when we are open or check out our events

Benefits of being a SuperUser

  • Access to locked machines 7 days a week
  • Locked storage at Værkstedshallerne or on 4th floor and basement of Valby Culture House 
  • Have a say in which machines or tools to buy
  • Be a part of the Copenhagen Fablab community and get invites to meetups 
  • Meet and network with lots of people doing interesting things and visitors from all around the world who visit the Fablab.

Who are you?

  • At least 14 years old  
  • Good communicator and enjoy helping others 
  • Able to volunteer min. 5 hours a month (one 3 hours shift, one 2 hours Monthly superuser meeting) 
  • Have Fablab-related skills you would like to share! (electronics, sewing, CNC milling, programming, woodworking, 3D printing, etc.) 

How to become a SuperUser

  1. You must have read and agreed with the Superuser Charter which can be found here.
  2. Participates in at least 3 x 3-hour volunterring shifts to get the application formular signed (You can find the application formular in the relax-area in the Fablab or download it here as pdf). You will help people with their projects. You will not work on your own projects during this time.
  3. When you have 3 signatures – hand in your application to a SuperUser.
  4. The SuperUser group will discuss your application at the next Superuser meeting. If accepted, you will join the SuperUser group on Facebook. Your first action as a new superuser will be to write a presentation of yourself and post it in the group.

What could be a 3-hour volunteering shift?

Often it will mean that you participate in Open Lab with two superusers. Together you will help visitors with their projects. 
It could also be to do volunteer work for the fablab, like helping manage the homepage, doing a workshop on a specific skill or tool, fixing a machine or improving the facilities, representing Fablab at a local event, etc.
If your volunteering is not an Open Lab event, please remember to ask a superuser to register your activity in your paper