Wikipedia defines a Hackerspace as a physical place where people with common interests in science, technology, digital or electronic art meet to socialize and collaborate.
In January 2010 we started a Hackerspace in Adelaide. Over 30 people with a diverse and exciting range of skills and interests were involved. We now have a list of over 100.
At a typical meeting people were working on: Arduino and Lego Mindstorms robots, Amateur (Ham) Radio software and hardware, Arduino, digital music, OLPC, learning Python, iphone app development, digital art, surface mount electronics, Web GUI design, Linux kernel hacking, embedded Asterisk (VOIP) hardware and an electric car. In the background there were many great conversations in a casual and friendly social environment.
We generally meet twice a fortnight, once on a Wednesday night from 6-9pm and the following Saturday 1-4pm. To keep up to date with events, you can use this Google Calendar (you can view it right in your browser) or subscribe to this iCal calendar.
Want to join in the fun? Come along! Bring something to hack. Or find out more here:
Google Group email list: http://groups.google.com/group/hackerspace-adelaide
Hackerspace Adelaide Wiki: http://hackerspace-adelaide.org.au/wiki
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=274347423986
Need electronics supplies? Hackerspace Adelaide has a Trade Price deal with Aztronics.
Simply say you’re from “hackerspace” and you’ll get the trade price on all electronics. (thanks Ralph!)
170 Sturt Street, Adelaide, SA 5000, Phone: (08) 8212 6212
470A Main North Rd, Blair Athol SA 5084, Phone: (08) 8349 6340