We recently got a new space!
Our space at Fulford Business Centre
The timing of this move has worked out nicely. Our fifth birthday is approaching and so we have decided to have a combined “welcome to the new space” and “happy fifth birthday” celebration on our open evening on the 26th of October. Come along and join us. If you can; bring some party food too!
On the 15th of August 2016 we moved in to our new home in Fulford business centre. This is a significant change from our previous meeting places. Our previous space was only temporary, this one isn’t. It’s also the largest space we’ve had so far.
We have lots of equipment already available at the space, including a 3D printer, soldering equipment and oscilloscopes. But we want to add more as and when we can. If you have some equipment to donate, we’d love to hear from you.
We want to grow our membership, and we encourage anyone to join us. Come along to an open evening to have a chat and find out more. York Hackspace is run for it’s members by it’s members, not for profit.
So, join us at the next open evening, and be sure not to miss the celebration on the 26th.
Back in August, we moved into Stonebow House along with the Arts Barge people. As the developers now want to start doing work on the building, we’ve moved out. From the fourth floor, with no working lift, there was a lot of manual handling down the narrow fire escape to the car park with all our gear!
Having a temporary space to use when we like has been a great thing for the Hackspace (and not just because of the beautiful views either) – it’s attracted some new members, and given us a chance to see what freedoms that offers. Being able to leave tools and gadgets out has given us a great community feeling, and it’s certainly saved me a lot of backache carrying my stuff to and fro.
Sharing with the other artists has also been really enjoyable – we’ve seen people doing all sorts of creative things, and we’ve had a fair amount of interest in our own work too.
We’re still working on finding “Hackspace 3.0”, so watch this space (and if you know anyone who might be able to offer us cheap office space, please let us know)!
We’ll continue to meet weekly in the Black Swan (or other pub as agreed) to keep the momentum going until we have a new space.
York Hackspace has a new space! We’ve got a sort of corner of a room on the second floor of Stonebow House, an unoccupied office building, which is being allocated as temporary pop-up art studio space whilst the developers negotiate planning permissions with the council. This means it’s not permanent – in around six months or so this’ll be sorted out and we’ll be kicked out again – but till then, we’ve got some space to work in and leave things in at last! Now we just need some furniture such as tables and chairs.