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.


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James Brown

James Brown MEng FRSA


  • Peripatetic social entrepreneur, appropriate technology engineer with a passion for developing new things and ways of doing that improve lives
  • Founding director of [Red Button Design]


  • Product design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Appropriate technology
  • Social enterprise (Product R&D, Finance, Project management)
  • International development (Ran a 5 month project in Sierra Leone)
  • Water and sanitation engineering
  • Disaster response (Shelter provision, training and policy)
  • Photography

Currently working on

Future plans

  • Nanode based remote sensors & pachube
  • Solar (non-pv) powered irrigation system
  • Low cost/power cold-chain logistics refrigeration
  • Water quality testing/lab in a box
  • Open-source shelter module and infrastructure for displaced communities

Interested in exploring

  • Crowd-sourced data mining/emergent intelligence
  • Rapid prototyping/manufacture
  • Community resilience/open governance
  • Green tech/sustainable living/permaculture
  • Digital appropriate technology
  • Physical computing languages
  • Film making
  • French
  • Bushcraft/Survival