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We hold open evenings every wednesday from 5:30pm till 8:00pm where members and non-members can visit and hang out, work on projects, socialise, and collaborate. Learn more.

Introduction

Hackspaces (also known as makerspaces) are a shared space where artists, designers, makers, hackers, programmers, tinkerers, professionals and hobbyists can work on their projects, share knowledge and collaborate.

We now how a space as of March 2017, we are now in the process of kitting it out with tools to facilitate working on your projects. At the moment, communication is via a mailing list, email, and Chat. If you're at all intrested please join our mailing list and say hi.

If you would like to visit us click here for a map, and check the mailing list for when we are at the space, we recommend contacting us to avoid disapointment.

See what our members have been creating below.

The Electric Vehicles Of EMF Camp

The Electric Vehicles Of EMF Camp

hackaday

There is joy in the hearts of British and European hardware and software hackers and makers, for this is an EMF Camp year. Every couple of years, our community comes ...

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NFC MODULE V3 Raspberry pi

NFC MODULE V3 Raspberry pi

Oliver Marks

The below guide is to setup a pn532 nfc reader on a raspberry pi. First up make surer the PN532 is setup in UART mode, and connect to the pi ...

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Raspberry Pi Zero Headless Configuration

Simon Ridley

This guide describes how to configure a Raspberry Pi Zero W without the need of attaching it to a keyboard and monitor. Settings will be configured by editing text files ...

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New Robot

New Robot

Mike McRoberts

So I’ve decided to mess around with Raspberry Pi controlled robots so that a) I can learn more about programming in Python and b) So I can assist the Pi ...

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Wacom Intuos Pro manufacturing fault leads to loss of touch.

Wacom Intuos Pro manufacturing fault leads to loss of touch.

Ilya Titov

I love using my Wacom for work and carry it around on daily basis. Recently the touch stopped working. As the tablet is 3 years old and out of warranty ...

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Got a Burning Idea For An EMF Camp Presentation? Now’s Your Chance!

Got a Burning Idea For An EMF Camp Presentation? Now’s Your Chance!

hackaday

Sometimes the world of tech conference presentations can seem impossibly opaque, a place in which there appears to be an untouchable upper echelon of the same speakers who pop up ...

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Restoring an old myford ml8 lathe

Restoring an old myford ml8 lathe

Oliver Marks

Recently i was given an old Myford ML8 lathe which was working but very rusty, i have never really tried dismantling and rebuild this type of machine before so this ...

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Award Winning Pi Wars Robot

Award Winning Pi Wars Robot

Mike McRoberts

Back in April, myself and our Pi Wars robot team, led by Ian Wilkinson, participated in the Pi Wars Robot challenge at Cambridge University Computer Laboratory. Although we had planned ...

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Building a sumo robot ring

Building a sumo robot ring

Oliver Marks

We have decided to build some sumo robot at the hackspace, so i decided to take up this challenge here are some pictures from the build. Problems Attempting to cut ...

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Arduboy Jet Pac clone

Arduboy Jet Pac clone

Mike McRoberts

If you’ve not heard of the ArduBoy, it is a credit card sized game machine based on the Gameboy. However, it has an 8-bit microcontroller in it (The Arduino Pro ...

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Auto generated update and rollback database scripts with magit and emacs

Oliver Marks

This code loops over all .sql .pks and .pkb files and merges them into the current buffer, it currently need to be run from the projects root. Magit has some ...

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Internet Enabled Heating Controller with Blynk UI

Mike McRoberts

433MHz Radio Controlled Heating Controller with Blynk UI This is a project to control your boiler using a 433MHz radio module. I have used a simple and cheap OOK radio ...

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Blogging with org mode and nikola

Oliver Marks

Below are some tips and technologies used to write and deploy this blog. Getting started To get started creating your blog first install nikola with pip or use the docker ...

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NeoPixel Ring Clock

NeoPixel Ring Clock

Mike McRoberts

I recently bought a 24 LED NeoPixel Ring. These things are great and I would highly recommend you getting one as they are great fun and very easy to use. ...

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Demonstration on how to switch windows with python

Demonstration on how to switch windows with python

Oliver Marks

Figure 1: Window list output I have been experimenting with writing my own launcher app similar to gnome do, one of the things i wanted was to switch windows by ...

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GAUPS usage and setup

Oliver Marks

To quite screen hold down CTRL + d then press SHIFT + K and answer Y to exit the screen. Alternatively CTRL + a then type :quit. screen /dev/ttyACM0 115200 ...

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