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Science Hack Stammtisch
The monthly Science Hack Stammtisch is a free event which takes place on the evening of the 4th Wednesday of each month. It’s the opportunity to join the Berlin Science Hacking community to share and discuss science-inspired passion projects, citizen science, diy experiments, and awesome science hacks. The nuggets and ramblings of our discussion and presentations will be co-documented, as always, on our hackmd pad ( - everyone is very welcome to lend a hand. WHO IS THIS STAMMTISCH FOR? Whether you’re a seasoned science hacker or a newbie who just wants to find out more about science hacking, you should come. The most important thing is that you want to make stuff and that you ♥ science REALLY BAD. This Stammtisch is going to be especially cool for people who consider themselves to be developers, designers, coders, engineers, artists, makers, inventors, hackers, all kinds of scientists and your classic all-rounder enthusiastic renaissance types. WHAT WILL HAPPEN? The evening is very informal and loosely structured to be open for anyone to present their projects, ask questions, contribute comments, share favourite finds from the last month, hang out, meet cool people etc. If you want to present a hack or project make sure you bring whatever you need to do that. We’ll have a Beamer but we’re not making any promises about adapters. --- We are signed up to the Berlin Code of Conduct ( and ask that everyone respect these guidelines. Please report any unacceptable behaviour to Lucy or Giulia (contact details at the bottom on the site - scroll down to find us). Thank you!


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What we're about

This meetup, which started back in April 2015, grew out of the community of weird scientists and hackers that got to know each other through the annual hackathon Science Hack Day Berlin ( Wanting to hack science all the time rather than just once a year, we launched a couple of monthly science hacking meetups to get together, get inspired, hack things, get help, have some Spaß, and keep this awesome science ball a-rolling.

Why science hacking?
We can't put it better than Ariel Waldmann, co-founder of Science Hack Day ( “There has been a considerable movement in the last few years to make science more open between scientific disciplines and to the perceived “public”. But simply making science open – by placing datasets, research, and materials online and using open source licensing – is only half the battle. Open is not the same as accessible. Often the materials are very cryptic or are buried deep within a government website where they’re not easy to find.” - we want to help make that material and those ideas more accessible by bringing scientists out of the ivory tower and into the 'real world' ;). We want to help break down barriers to non-specialist involvement in science.

What is science hacking?
A hack is a quick solution to a problem – maybe not the most elegant solution, but often the cleverest. Hacking is about using imagination and creativity to reinvent and reclaim the world - for good, for serious, or just for fun. Science Hacking is where we take all this awesome hacking jazz and use it for science. Take a community of science geeks, coders, designers, makers, inventors, and enthusiasts, mix them together in a big melting pot of different perspectives and approaches, add a bunch of tools and materials, and see what comes out: awesome ideas, the next great start-up, real hard science, or the weirdest, most useless things you could never imagine.

Some of our favourite science hack examples:
_ a desk lamp that lights up every time an asteroid flies by the Earth (
_ an augmented super collider diagnostic tool that let’s you listen to the sounds of particle collisions (
_ from SHDB2014, a project to simulate radioactive decay using popping popcorn (
_ Also from SHDB2014, "Feel the planet" - using seismic data to control the vibrations of a dildo (and other things) (

To find out about all the incredible things that happen at the Science Hack Stammtisch - checkout the Hackpad (!

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