This is the Norwich Hackspace admin site where you can sign up for membership
We are a group of people who have got together to run a Hackspace in Norwich.
A hackspace is a physical space where people can work on projects of all sorts, share skills, tools, knowledge and equipment. Projects can be based around electronics, programming, woodwork, welding, art and textiles or anything that people are interested in.
Equipment includes hand and bench tools, a 3D printer, lasercutter, vinyl cutters, computers and more. We also have a wood- and metal-workshop at Norwich Hackspace and we are currently building up a welding space and forge.
Although the Hackspace is a club, not a business, we encourage members to start their own enterprises from the space and support each other with skills and advice-sharing. There have been some great innovations and projects from members working together.
To have a healthy hackspace, we need members who will be the community of people that will pay towards a space, help to buy equipment, help to organise it, and of course, enjoy it!
In order to maintain a physical space, we need to develop a strong community of long-term and committed members. We have established a group of founder members and currently have around 70 signed up members as well as 400 plus interested people on a Meetup group list.
Since 1 June 2015, we have been running weekly member sessions. Group sessions are now in our premises on Mondays 7-9pm at Norwich Hackspace. Ground Floor, Lion House Muspole Street, Norwich. Full members also have access at other times.
We are are actively seeking new members of all ages (over 18) and both men and women. We also want to find what people can offer and what they would like to get from a hackspace.
We have a membership structure:
New member £15 a month minimum - access limited to group sessions on Mondays
Full member £15 a month minimum – extended access and keyholder (granted after induction)
Talk to us about membership – if you don't fit into categories talk to us.
There will be additional (modest) charges to use certain tools and equipment (such as laser cutter and 3D printer) that need maintenance and replacement.
We aim to have as many people as we can who pay regular monthly amounts so that the space can be sustainable in the longer term.
Here is a brief summary of what we mean by a hackspace and how we envisage it at this stage.