Swindon Makerspace

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Swindon Makerspace
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Status active
Country United Kingdom
State or District Wiltshire
City Swindon
Date of founding 2012/06/01
Last Updated 2023-10-01
Website https://www.swindon-makerspace.org//
Wiki https://github.com/swindonmakers/snhack.github.io/wiki
Newsfeed https://www.swindon-makerspace.org/feed/
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/snhackspace
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/swindon.makerspace
Flickr https://www.flickr.com/groups/swindon-hackspace/
Twitter https://twitter.com/swindonmakers
Mailinglist https://forum.swindon-makerspace.org
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Unit 34, BSS House, Cheney Manor
SN2 2PJ Swindon
United Kingdom

Number of members 30
Membership fee 25GBP monthly membership.

5GBP per visit for non members (first visit free)

Open to Exchanges? yes
Open to Residencies? no
Location 51° 34' 19.48" N, 1° 48' 18.27" W

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We are Swindon Makerspace, a not-for-profit registered C.I.C. (Community Interest Company). We like to break and make things. Many different things – robots, aircraft, computers, electronics – anything goes.

How we Began

Originally formed as the Swindon Hackspace in June 2012, as a weekly meeting for those interested in making, breaking, and fixing things. Up until March 2016, we were hosted by the Museum of Computing, and had free use of the basement space. However, our expansion was held back by the limited space available and no 24×7 access.

After nearly 4 years, we took the plunge and signed a lease on a dedicated industrial unit to allow our membership and tool base to grow. We’re now working hard to make that space as functional and well featured as possible, whilst drawing in new members to make sure we’re sustainable.

What our Members Get Up To

Members work on a range of projects that usually involve electronic hardware, software programming, and mechanical assembly.

We encourage each other to run informal workshops on topics such as Solar Power, Laser Cutting, OpenSCAD, and 3D Printing. We also run workshops for the public several times a year – check our Events calendar for details.

Weekly Open Night

We meet regularly on Wednesday evenings from around 6:30pm for our open and social evening – anyone that’s interested in visiting the space is welcome to come along and see what’s going on, your first visit is free.

If you’re not quite ready for a full membership, there is a pay on the door option to use the space – it’s £5 for the evening, or for an entire day if escorted by another member (i.e. if you’re friends with an existing member).

You’re strongly encouraged to bring along works in progress, new and interesting hardware, or any other projects or shiny gadgets. We love to help with other peoples projects (much easier than working on your own) and are more than happy to introduce you to the various tools.

The site has free parking, and we have free WiFi and tea/coffee facilities in the space.

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