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2012-03-08 - 19:11:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Hacks: Hackspaces |

This week I finally got around to visiting the London Hackspace . "Finally" because I joined the online group looking to set up the hackspace some two years ago, before it even had its first premises, let alone the current place! I was pleased I managed it though, as walking in to the double-unit space I immediately saw a couple of people I know amongst the thirty-plus men and women there.

The place roughly splits into a 'physical' room – with wood- and metal-working tools and a decent-sized laser cutting machine – and the 'hacking' spaces with people either hunched over laptops or soldering irons and bits of kit plugged into arduinos and similar. And very busy it all was too.

In part, my reasons for never getting around to visiting LHS have been that I have most of the tools I need already available to me. Plus reading the updates online I am regularly struck by how often something is reported as broken or in need of attention before use, and I'm often only in London about half the month anyway. But they do have some facilities I'd love to have access to occasionally (ooh! milling machine! lathe!) so I may well return at some point when I get nearer to needing such facilities in my current series of projects and have exceeded the capabilities of my own kit.

In other news, I've signed up for the MITx course 6.002x on Circuits and Electronics. I shall try and give occasional updates...



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