Good news - we're open for limited services in Wembley. Ujima House is now actively under refurbishment and we'd love your help in making the space the best it can be.

Please pay attention to the main LHS mailing list or pop into our #london-hack-space IRC channel and say hello.

During this interim period donations and continued membership are greatly appreciated while we transition to our new space.

News/2011-03-17

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London Hackspace news
10th – 16th March 2011
17th – 23rd March 2011 >

General space news

  • The space now has almost 250 members and our financial situation continues to improve, however the average subscription level has of course fallen and we have yet to break even again on monthly outgoings.

Upcoming events

  • This Friday 18th Chris Mear is running another Git workshop from 19:00 onwards in the quiet room. [1]
  • The weekly catchup meeting of the biohacking group will take place next Wednesday 23rd, topics include the building of some basic DIYBio infrastructure.

Equipment

  • Members are reminded about the correct usage of the mill, especially with regard to damaging the vice. There are some updated usage instructions which all users should refer to. [2]
  • Following a power cut the PSU in Flowers (which controls the door system) failed - it has been replaced with an old Compaq machine for the time being. Plans to replace this with a lower powered solid state system are ongoing. [3]
  • Just as the etch tank pledge was completed, Artag found one in an auction. This might be significantly cheaper. [5]
  • The embargo on pledge funding is still in place, members with outstanding pledges are encouraged to fulfil them at their earliest convenience.

Projects

  • There has been an extensive discussion about the possibility of a reading group. [8]
  • At the weekend 12th and 13th many members visited Maker Faire UK in Newcastle, where we helped run the hackspace area and various hacking took place. Interesting projects by members included: Kinect-Controlled Tesla Coils.