Oxford Hackspace

Quadcopters This Friday!

26th August @ 7pm: Introduction to Multirotors & UAVs
£3 (free to members)It is becoming more and more common these days to encounter multirotors being flown, as a hobby or professionally. Variously called "drones," "quadcopters," "UAVs" or "multirotors", building and flying these things is something you too can get involved in locally and learn about. In this workshop, Jared, Oxhack member, hackspace technician, and owner of ReabowRotors, will cover everything you need to know to get you started in this hobby.

Make a Video Game!

25th August @ 7pm: Ludum Dare: Meet & Greet, and Find Team-Mates
We're having a Ludum Dare meet & greet on Thursday 25th around 7 PM, in preparation for this weekend when Oxford Hackspace is open for people to get together and enter the Ludum Dare game-making competition. So come down to say hi and maybe find someone to team up with if you haven't already.
27th-29th August, 10am-10pm (3 days): Ludum Dare: Game Dev Weekend
Ever fancied writing a video game? This long weekend, Oxford Hackspace is open for people to get together and enter the Ludum Dare game-making competition. The Hackspace will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 10pm for this, and everyone is invited. We're also having a meet & greet on Thursday 25th around 7 PM (see separate Meetup event), so come down to say hi and maybe find someone to team up with if you haven't already.

Social Night

Thursday 25th August @ 7-11pm: Social Night
Our weekly social night, often a lively affair. Don't expect to get much work done! Every Thursday from 7pm. If you're new, this is the most recommended time to drop in and meet people. Read more...

These are public events, you don't have to be a member though we'd love you to join.
Unless stated, there's no fee but we appreciate donations.
Phone our number 01865 261462 at the front door to be let in.

Thanks to the support of The Oxford Trust, Oxford Hackspace has moved to our grand new space .

If you're coming you'll need to knew where we are and how to get in.
During the opening hours shown on the calendar, please phone the landline: 01865 261462.
The location is the Oxford Centre for Innovation just downhill of the Castle Mound on New Road:

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From now on we're open during daytime hours (every day except Sunday and Tuesday) with our keen technicians offering a prototyping and tools service to business users, and we're open during the evenings as we have always been to members, hours shown on the calendar. Our social nights continue on Thursday evenings from 7pm, and everyone is welcome to these, member or not. Do check the calendar times, as they do vary.

An independent space in Oxford for the hacking needs of our diverse, creative and talented maker community. Thanks to the generous support of The Oxford Trust, we have a lovely new space in the basement of their building, the Oxford Centre for Innovation. that is equipped with numerous tools, wifi, soldering irons, 3d printers, sewing machines, oscilloscopes, hand tools, game consoles, a thriving community, and much more!

The space is open most daytimes and evenings 7 days a week. We also have a more social meetup every Thursday evening, 7pm-11pm, and everyone is welcome to these even if not a member.

Wherever your interest lies, this is a space to do it. You're always welcome to do your own thing or take part in workshops. The more diverse our group, the more stuff you learn. Come introduce yourself to the community on the mailing list! Your ideas and enthusiasm are sure to be met with excitement here.

Our members' interests include crafting, visual arts, programming, electronics, science, 3D printing, and much more. If you're looking for a place in Oxford to work on projects, and people to work with then get in contact. Check out our Mailing List or drop by one of our weekly meetups on Thursday evenings. The Oxford Hackspace welcomes all kinds of members interested in any kind of making.

Calendar and Opening Times

Sun 21st Aug 14:00 to 22:00 → Open from 2pm to 10pm
Mon 22nd Aug 10:00 to 22:00 → Open from 10am to 10pm
Tue 23rd Aug 13:30 to 22:00 → Hackspace open from 1:30pm to 10pm
Peter's Microcontroller Night starts at 7pm
Wed 24th Aug 10:00 to 22:00 → Open from 10am to 10pm
Fri 26th Aug 12:00 to 22:00 → Hackspace open from 12pm to 10pm
Jared's awesome multirotor/drone/quadcopters will start at 7pm
→ This is free to all members of Oxford Hackspace, and open to the public for £3 at the door
→ Come along, this should be fun - Jared knows his stuff :)
Sat 27th Aug 10:00 to 22:00 → Hackspace open from 10am to 10pm
→ First day of Ludum Dare: Game Dev Weekend. This is open to everyone and is free
→ From 10am to 10pm. Please RSVP on Meetup if you can, but come anyway if you can't
Sun 28th Aug 10:00 to 22:00 → Hackspace open from 10am to 10pm
→ Second day of Ludum Dare: Game Dev Weekend. This is open to everyone and is free
→ From 10am to 10pm. Please RSVP on Meetup if you can, but come anyway if you can't
Mon 29th Aug 10:00 to 22:00 → Hackspace open from 10am to 10pm
→ Yes, we're open on the bank holiday for your crafting, building and prototyping needs :)
→ Final day of Ludum Dare: Game Dev Weekend. This is open to everyone and is free
→ From 10am to 10pm. Please RSVP on Meetup if you can, but come anyway if you can't

Joining

How to become a member so you can use the space whenever it's open.

Mailing List

Join the list, introduce yourselves, come and talk about your interests and what projects you'd like to work on.

Bigger Future

The Future of Oxford Hackspace.

Meetups (Social night)

We meet every week on Thursday evenings, 7pm to 11pm at the space. Our meetups are a social time as well as allowing people to discuss and/or work on any projects they are interested in. These Thursday meetups are open to everyone whether a member or not.

Chat Room

We have a chat room at #oxford-hack-space on Freenode. The channel is quite active, and seems to be where the most interesting tech discussions are happening at the moment. Join the chat.

Google+ Community

The Google+ community is a good place to share photos of projects, and receive invitations to our meetups. You can also follow the hackspace Google+ page.

Wiki

Our wiki has some details of members projects, tools, etc. although it is currently a bit out of date.