hackSpace: A workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialise and collaborate.

The hackSpace was born out of the clear demand for an electronics and programming lab that became apparent in a number of recent student projects. The goal of the space is to merge digital and physical mediums, and provide a space for students to prototype and learn about electronics and physical computing.

The facility offers a variety of inductions into processing and Arduino, a microcontroller that can be used to read sensors that detect the world around us and respond to them in a variety of ways. We also offer a 3D printing service that mirrors what is available in the 3D workshop.

After an induction, the workshop is free for all and encourages collaboration between all courses and skill sets. This is an exciting time for the hackSpace, as the direction it moves in is truly determined by the students that choose to use it.

What is available?

Arduino Uno and a selection of other microcontroller boards, 3D printing, electronic components, sensors, space to work in, computers, soldering stations, tools for prototyping and hackable broken electronics.