Updated January 2024**Happy New Year!**

To all new visitors to Norwich Hackspace website, be reassured that the space is up-and-running full-time for members, and visitors are welcome on our open days. We don't update this site very often as we use Slack for our communication within the club but be reassured that we are an active community.

This year we have gained new members and some have moved on. We have purchased a new fibre-laser cutter which is being explored by a couple of members who are getting some great results engraving onto metal.

We are working on a much larger lasercutter which one of the members bought and is restoring.It has filled our laser room so a bit of rearranging needs to be done.

We have also invested in better and more varied 3D printers and more electronics and metal-work gear. The latest purchase is a Bambu hi-res 3D printer.

Last summer we visited the workshop of tinker-genius Tim Hunkin, presenter of The Secret Life of Machines, author of 'Almost Everything there is to Know' (we now have our own signed copy) and maker of the amazing machines of the End of the Pier Show at Southwold in Suffolk.

More recently one of the members ran an Arduino evening, getting other members to make a basic Arduino Christmas Tree with flashing LEDs whilst we ate mince pies and sausage rolls. The board was custom-designed by a member who had 30 or so made and each member was given a kit. It was very good practice for soldering skills as there were a lot of solder points to make.

Members have also been running their own projects and there is a long-term group project to make an arcade game in a retro cabinet which is now up and running. One member is making his own hurdy-gurdy and there are many other interesting things going on. It is a friendly and collaborative space.

We try and enable members to follow their interests and if they have an idea, to help them make it happen.

Potential members and visitors are welcome on Monday evenings 7-9pm at our premises in Muspole Street, Norwich NR3 1DJ. We have limited access for wheelchairs but we will do our best to accommodate any needs. Please email info@norwichhackspace.org in advance if you want to visit.

Please email info@norwichhackspace.org for more info. We will respond as soon as we can.

Posted in Updates on Jan 24, 2023


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