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Leicester Hackspace (https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=First+Floor%2C+Unit+40%2C+Faircharm+Trading+Estate%2C+Leicester%2C+gb), a venue for makers of digital, electronic, mechanical and creative projects, opened on 1st March 2014. Like other Hackspaces across the country, we are working to build a community of practical and creative people and provide them with a place to pursue their projects, share techniques and concepts and learn new skills. We have bike repair equipment, computers, a 3D printer, 3D miller/scanner, Wood working and Metal working, hand and power tools, Sewing and Knitting Machines and many other resources. This space is open to members 24 hours a day. We also run special courses and events, in programming, arduino, electronics, soldering, and more, which are open to members of the public.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Open Hack Night!

Leicester Hackspace

Barring some holidays, Leicester Hackspace, is open to members of the public from 7pm to 9pm EVERY Tuesday for an Open Hack Night. This is your opportunity to visit the Hackspace and have a tour, chat to members, ask questions, or start the process of becoming a member. And dare I say it... perhaps to come and do a little hacking, making, crafting, creating, fixing, DIY or even just have a cup of Tea.

Raspberry Pi Jam

Leicester Hackspace

A monthly event for Leicester Hackspace members. This is great way to find out more about the Raspberry Pi and what it can do. The evening is also an opportunity to learn about other similar SBC platforms, The Raspbian OS, programming languages such as Python and interfacing your Pi to other electronics. Beginners and experts alike are welcome. Come and work on your projects and get peer-to-peer support and advice from seasoned veterans. There will be occasional presentations and show-n-tells. If you would like to showcase your project at this or future Pi Jams please get in touch with Divya or Steven. More details and discussion can be found on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1687952147966107/ IMPORTANT NOTES: Hackspace Members please review the slack channel for access details to the new space. Whilst the event is strictly for members of Leicester Backspace and their accompanied guests, if you aren't yet a member but considering becoming one and would like to attend then please contact Divya and we will see if we can accommodate you. Visitors and guests please use the doorbell and/or call me when you get there and I'll come and let you in[masked] please arrive early and note I will not respond to Facebook messages on the evening. A donation from visitors and guests to cover attendance is encouraged. The Hackspace is on the first floor and requires ascending a flight of stairs. We do not currently have lifts or other facilities to assist wheelchair users or persons with mobility issues. Resolving this is a work in progress and we ask for your patience whilst it is dealt with.

Open Hack Night!

Leicester Hackspace

Barring some holidays, Leicester Hackspace, is open to members of the public from 7pm to 9pm EVERY Tuesday for an Open Hack Night. This is your opportunity to visit the Hackspace and have a tour, chat to members, ask questions, or start the process of becoming a member. And dare I say it... perhaps to come and do a little hacking, making, crafting, creating, fixing, DIY or even just have a cup of Tea.

RPG Tabletop Games Night

Leicester Hackspace

Leicester Tabletoppers have doubled up on the monthly Tabletop Gaming nights with a second games night every month on the 4th Friday of the month to add to the already popular 2nd Friday of the month. This second night will, by popular demand have an emphasis on Role Playing Games (RPGs), but the regular Tabletop games we all know and love will also be permited. So please comment if you are bring any of those. Mik Calow of Tabletop Tyrant an experienced Dungeon Master has kindly agreed to run our first Dungeons and Dragons RPG campaign. This will be open to complete beginners, veterans, young and old alike. So if you've allways fancied yourself a bit of a Jack the Giant Killer this event is the perfect opportunity for you to get started in a welcoming environment. Doors open at 6:00pm and we hope to have the D&D adventure started in earnest by 6:30pm and run till late. Places will be limited and strictly first come first served for the D&D game, so come early to save disappointment. Watch this space for the possiblity of a second RPG or if you are an experianced Games Master and would like to run a game, do get in touch with Divya Pujara. All materials for the D&D game will be provided but as usual do bring any other games with you if you prefer and comment below to let others know what you are bringing. There will be the normal food run at some point in the evening so bring extra cash if you want to join in that. More Information and Discussion can be found at the Leicester Tabletoppers Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/190768374820543/ or the RPG Tabletop Games Night Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/532931583748387/ IMPORTANT NOTES After discussion with Core Leicester Tabletoppers members it has been decided to charge a nominal sum for participation in the games nights. A minimum fee of £2 per person will be collected on arrival. Non-members/guests are encouraged to pay a little more which still represents good value for several hours of entertainment. For the most part all proceeds will be ring fenced for building a games collection for the group or when appropriate go towards materials for making our own games. Hackspace Members please review the slack channel for access details. Visitors and guests the doorbell works but is very quiet, please indicate you are attending the event and call me when you get there and I'll come and let you in if you get no response from the doorbell,[masked] please arrive early. The Hackspace is on the first floor and requires ascending a flight of stairs. We do not currently have lifts or other facilities to assist wheelchair users or persons with mobility issues. Resolving this is a work in progress and we ask for your patience whilst it is dealt with.

Past events (421)

Tabletop Gaming Night

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