Welcome to Hitchin Hackspace

Hitchin Hackspace is a community organisation devoted to providing everyone with a place to explore all kinds of creative technologies and crafts.

The Next Plastic Free Hitchin Repair Cafe @ Hitchin Hackspace is on 28th October

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The next Plastic Free Hitchin Repair Cafe event to be hosted at Hitchin Hackspace will be on Saturday 28th October. If you would like to book a slot to get something repaired please contact Plastic Free Hitchin. Bookings can only be made through Plastic Free Hitchin’s Web site: https://plasticfreehitchin.wordpress.com/repair-cafe/
You can also email them at hitchinrepaircafe@gmail.com

Monday Open Night – 23rd October – Limited Opening

The work to treat the Hackspace roof and loft space timber for woodworm has been completed. However the work to restore the loft flooring, and put all the material back in to storage, is still in progress. As a result our usual Monday Open evening this week is going ahead but in a slightly reduced capacity. Only the Office side of the space will be accessible. The workshop is currently inaccessible. Fortunately all the tea and coffee facilities are still available as are our biscuit supplies! If you are interested in coming along on Monday please do but be aware that there may be on-going work in the loft and that we wont be able to give you a tour of our workshop. We apologise for the short notice and inconvenience this may cause if you are planning to come down on Monday.

We hope to have completed the loft restoration and returned the space to it’s normal, welcoming, state in time for the Repair Cafe on the 28th October and our next open evening on Monday 30th.

For more information about the work to clear the loft, it has been quite a job, have a look at our blog.

The Hackspace is usually open every Monday from 7:30 PM. This is a chance to come and have a look around the space. Meet members and see what sort of tools and equipment we have available to members

Monthly Social nights

Social night is the 2nd Tuesday of the month and it can mean only one thing – pub social!
We have returned to our regular social venue The Vic a very short walk along Bancroft from the Hackspace.

What is the Hackspace about?

If you’re not used to it, don’t be put off by the word Hack – as far as we’re concerned, Hacking is creating, improving, solving problems and learning new, (often pointless, occasionally quite useful, always fun) skills. This sort of hacking doesn’t involve stealing Pentagon secrets (Matthew Broderick has a lot to answer for!), or stealing credit card details.

So far, we’ve done fun stuff like building bat detectors, Lego vehicles you drive with your iPad, a 3 foot balancing robot and our finest creation bighak.

So that’s us – if you’re interested in getting involved with any of the projects that we’ve got on, if you’ve got an idea for a killer project that you’d like to share, or even if you want to come along and try your hand at something new, why not get in touch.

We have resumed our regular social events. We meet:

If you are interested in getting involved or finding out more about the space and cant make it to an open evening or just want to contact us then please do

and we can arrange a visit to the space to show you round.

Make. Craft. Invent. Learn.

We also have a Slack channel which is available to members.

More detailed information about our facilities, kit and projects can be found on our Wiki