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Status active
Country United Kingdom

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West Midlands

City Birmingham

Date of founding


Last Updated 2013-09-23



+44 (0) 7754634993






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28 Floodgate Street
B5 5SL Birmingham
United Kingdom

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Membership fee

25 GBP per month, concessions apply

Location 52° 28' 35", -1° 52' 58"
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fizzPOP is an infrastructure for people with a wide range of skills and interests, bound by a common interest in tinkering with stuff to make something new. It’s a makerspace.

For some people hacking means writing computer code, for others it means soldering up some electronics. Others may be working more with cardboard and gaffa tape. What materials you work with and your abilities are less important than the sort of mentality you have. We’re looking for people who want to play with stuff and learn new skills in a social, collaborative environment. Artists, programmers, musicians, dog beauticians… anyone.

fizzPOP provides weekly public meet-ups on Wednesday evenings for groups of like-minded people to get together and work on whatever projects take their fancy. Or indeed to look from the sidelines and see if you are interested. If you don’t have a particular project in mind, don’t worry! Just come along and say “hi” – we’re confident you’ll have something new to think about by the end of the session!

We moved into our own space at 28 Floodgate Street in July 2013 and have been refurbishing it for the last couple of months, simultaneously acquiring various pieces of equipment for members' use. There is a monthly charge of £25 for paid-up members (with concessions for students etc.) Members will enjoy 7-day access to the space, and some of our meetings - such as the bi-weekly quadcopter construction class - are held on member-only nights.

We also run workshops (we’ll provide the kit and instruction), events (extra eye-candy!) and themed hacksessions (a bunch of people gathering around a common area of exploration).

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