Leeds Hackspace is a workshop space for people who like making things, are curious about how stuff works, or would like to learn new skills.
Membership is open to all and we are a not-for-profit organisation entirely run by its community.
We are interested in technology (both new and old) but are also a social group of people who enjoy talking and bouncing ideas/questions off of one another.
We are entirely membership run and funded.
This means that all members typically pay a fee and that includes the Directors.
Leeds Hackspace is ran as a not-for-profit company by practice, so every penny made from donations and membership fees goes into providing services and facilities that are decided by its members with Directors taking part to help it stay together.
This means Leeds Hackspace can have amazing tools such as a laser cutter, metal lathe, computer systems, welding kit, various saws, a 3D printer or two, a vinyl cutter and a silly amount of electronics, with some quad copters thrown in. Some are owned by Leeds Hackspace bought from membership funds, others are on loan from members and stored at the Hackspace for members to use.
We have a regular weekly free open evening when you can come and look around and find out about becoming a member. It is on Tuesdays at 7pm until late, we also have one monthly on a Saturday. You can keep track of our open days/evenings and events on the Meetup group.
It’s not essential to have a project to visit, come down and have a look around, socialise, ask someone on how to learn to use a new tool, tinker, get ideas, get involved. Or hover around and absorb in the conversations if that’s more your thing.
Who is in charge at Leeds Hackspace?
Leeds Hackspace has a committee of volunteers who keep the space running and carry out the wishes of the membership, these are
- Daniel Fligg
- Adam Horden
- Andy McHardy
- Nicole McHardy
- Mark Carney
- Samson Borthwick
- Harriet Walsh
You can get in touch with the committee via directors (at) leedshackspace.org.uk
Leeds Hackspace was officially incorporated in 2009 and is a group aiming to provide Leeds with a permanent not-for-profit space for learning in typical STEM topics and more. If you’re unsure about what to expect from hackspaces in general, read more here, or just visit on one of our open nights.
If you think that you can help to run it better, then get involved with the mailing list, chat channels and open days/evenings. You could run for Director or even an event or workshop at Leeds Hackspace, or help everyone to find a new place to be.