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A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace, or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialise and collaborate.
Some hackerspaces provide food storage and food preparation equipment, and may teach courses in basic or advanced cooking. Tools and material for sewing, craft, and art are also important at many hackerspaces.
Blackpool Makerspace is hosted at Ripon Road community centre within the PC Recycler Community spaces project.
Blackpool computer club and Blackpool Linux user group also use the community spaces project and meet at Ripon road.
Members of the Blackpool LUG expressed interest in a Hackspace in 2012, and informally started hacking on various projects without registering at http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/List_of_Hacker_Spaces
Arduino and Raspberry Pi hacking has proved popular at the LUG, and registration at hackerspace.org has now taken place.
There will be a Blackpool Makerspace meeting every Saturday, open to all who are interested in participating and guiding the future direction of the makerspace.
The meetings will follow on immediately after the Linux user group meeting and run for two hours (1200-1400)
There will be no charge to attend the initial meetings, but this may change guided by the requirements of the membership. The days/timings of the meetings could also be changed to accommodate membership requirements.
Because of the nature of Linux user groups, the above projects are all of a similar nature, but it is not the intention to restrict the Blackpool Makerspace to 'just' this type of project.
Our building is a community resource building. There are facilities here that are not being advertised or provided as part of the initial Blackpool Makerspace launch, but could be, depending on the direction taken and resources required by the participating members.
Our building has a kitchen, where cooking courses take place,
a TV lounge,
Creche, toddler group.
Note: the above facilities are not being made available to the Blackpool Makerspace at this time (August 2013)
PC Recycler is making the computer workshop facilities available including tools and equipment.
Power supply unit (PSU) tester
Power on Self Test (POST) card
Large selection of computer parts and cables.
Registered at: Hackerspace.org
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