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That was 2010

2010 was the year when we did it: we built a hacker space in Leeds. First of all thanks to everyone who donated kit – especially a big shout-out to friendly Rails host Brightbox for the latest box full of … Continue reading

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RepRap 3D Printer Projects

What if you could build a machine which can build a copy of it’s self? The RepRap project is aiming for just that. But what is it? The current version of the RepRap is a rapid prototyping 3D printer which … Continue reading

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It Wouldn’t Be A Hackspace Without Robots

Here’s another video for you all from last Tuesday: some elegant robotic artistry (or “what happens when you strap a marker to a robot and put it on a whiteboard”). Bot 1 – Is it art? from leedshackspace on Vimeo. … Continue reading

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Video – Playing Axel F through a HDD

We have a couple of videos from last night’s hack evening showing what a few of us have created. Our resident laser expert was experimenting with controlling a hard drive needle via an Arduino (combine a couple of these with … Continue reading

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Leeds Hack Space on Outriders, BBC 5 Live

A fortnight ago we had a visit from Andrew Back, complete with camera, microphone and a remit from BBC 5 Live show Outriders to get an idea of what happens at Leeds Hackspace. The show is now live, available for … Continue reading

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Arduino fun at GeekUp Leeds and beyond

Tonight is the monthly local techie meet-up GeekUp Leeds. There’ll be a talk by Gareth Halfacree on the most popular programmable microcontroller: the Arduino. An Arduino is a programmable chip which makes it really easy to consume input from electronic … Continue reading

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Saturday 22nd May – Geek Barbecue!

We’ll be at the space in Holbeck from 10am until late on Saturday building robots in the lab and hitting things with hammers in the workshop. Furthermore, because the weather is forecast to be glorious we’re going to be cooking … Continue reading

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Project: Bot 1

Nav was busy face-down in code and components this weekend crafting the first of many Leeds Hack Space robots. Check out the progress! The robot uses an Arduino to process input from the strip of phototransistors across the front to … Continue reading

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Leeds Hackspace at BettaKultcha2

The slides are up from a recent short presentation at BettaKultcha 2. Hosted in Temple Works, BettaKultcha is a cultural event full of short talks from people active in the Leeds community. The second event was very interesting indeed. Of … Continue reading

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Important Announcement- Our First Space!

One year on… we have a space! 11 months ago a message was sent to the GeekUp mailing list: “For some time now Leeds has been in need of a proper hacker space. The number of hacking groups has increased … Continue reading

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