What we're about

Null Space Labs is a hackerspace in the Los Angeles area. We focus on hands-on learning and hacking of electronics, hardware and software development, computer security, lock picking, and more! Members have access to an extensive hardware lab, a tool room, electronics galore, a laser cutter, Haas CNC mill, a vinyl cutter, and much more for all of your hacking needs.

Tuesday nights are public open nights, but we're usually around most other week days after 7PM. Almost every Saturday afternoon we have a class of various aspects of security and technology, see more on the full class list (https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/pages/NSL_Class_Offerings/).

Learn more about Null Space Labs at http://032.la .

Join our discord server: https://discord.gg/Qnrj4nRQmQ

Having trouble finding us? Check out: How do I get inside NSL? (https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/pages/19226891/How_do_I_get_inside_NSL/)

Null Space Labs
2522 N Ontario St
Burbank, CA 91504

Upcoming events (4+)

How to build a robot - Digital version

Online event

$20.00

The Annin AR3 robot arm is an open source project, and I've got the CAD models ready to go. With enough metal, patience, knowhow, and smarts, we can manifest one into reality. Using the latest 3D CAD/CAM system and a 25-year-old CNC machine, we will carve one out of solid blocks of aluminum.

This digital version is the first step toward that goal. Since general AI isn't here yet, we have to take the reins ourselves and guide the machine carefully in order to make parts that fit. Ill do my programming in Fusion360, but the concepts are portable across any CAD/CAM system.

Since there's a lot of parts on this machine which could take days to program fully, I'll select a few choice parts from the assembly and guide you through the process of preparing the model for export to CNC via CAM and G-code.

Make sure to join us for the extended part 2 around Christmastime where we will spend a few days in the shop creating these parts for realsies.

Tuesday Open Meeting & Mini Painting Night

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Welcome to Null Space Labs! Come by on Tuesday nights for our open meeting. We eat, drink, and hack all the things! Learn about programming, electronics, hardware hacking, lock picking, and more!

=== MINI PAINTING NIGHT! ===

The last Tuesday of every month is now mini painting night! What's a mini? A miniature figurine. Think Dungeons & Dragons miniatures, board game miniatures, or just cool looking art miniatures.

This event is BRING YOUR OWN STUFF (BYOS)! NSL does not provide anything besides a workspace for those painting. See below for recommendations on what to buy if you are new to the hobby!

BUY A COMPLETE KIT
This is the easiest option. The "Reaper Miniatures 08906 Learn To Paint Bones Kit" is $30 and includes 3 minis, brushes, and paints. See https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NTMC49G/

(OR) BUY ALL THE INDIVIDUAL THINGS
If you don't want the kit, you can buy all the things individually. Keep in mind you may need extra stuff for other types of minis. At the very least get: brushes, paints, and minis.

Brushes: The "#1" brush is the standard size used for mini painting.

Paints: There's lots of mini painting sets out there - the popular brands are Citadel, Vallejo, Army Painter, Game Color, Formula P3, etc. Low quality acrylic paints are OK but they will be harder to work with (TLDR mini paint is "soft body" acrylic, most acrylic paint you buy at the art store is "heavy body").

Minis: There's a lot of options, but start with https://www.miniaturemarket.com/ and http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Bones. We recommend to get a one-piece plastic minis to start with. You can worry about assembling fancy glued together or metal minis once you go pro. Get minis of any type you want!

Extra stuff for non-kit users: For lower quality minis you may need to do some prep work to remove protective coatings and etc before painting. Check if the minis you buy need to be primed before painting (otherwise the paint won't stick). If so, buy an aerosol can of primer and make sure it is designed for plastics (or metal, if you have metal minis).

EXTRA PAINTING SUPPLIES
Some extra things you might want. These are optional

Paint Palettes https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074CX7DZC/
More Brushes https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L4ZBGCC/

LOCAL SUPPLY STORES?
If you're looking for a local place in LA to get minis & related supplies we recommend Knightware in Hollywood. If you want budget painting supplies go to your local Michaels, Blicks, or hobby shop!

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Where do I park? / How do I get inside?

Parking: There is free street parking on N Ontario St. It is usually easy to find a spot after business hours or on weekends.

Getting inside: Once you park, head down the walkway, we are the long building in the back (see link for overhead directions)

Parking and entry images: https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/pages/19226891/How_do_I_get_inside_NSL/

Tuesday Open Meeting & Game Night

Null Space Labs

Welcome to Null Space Labs! Come by on Tuesday nights for our open meeting. We eat, drink, and hack all the things! Learn about programming, electronics, hardware hacking, lock picking, and more!

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Where do I park? / How do I get inside?

Parking: There is free street parking on N Ontario St. It is usually easy to find a spot after business hours or on weekends.

Getting inside: Once you park, head down the walkway, we are the long building in the back (see link for overhead directions)

Parking and entry images: https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/pages/19226891/How_do_I_get_inside_NSL/

Tuesday Open Meeting & Game Night

Null Space Labs

Welcome to Null Space Labs! Come by on Tuesday nights for our open meeting. We eat, drink, and hack all the things! Learn about programming, electronics, hardware hacking, lock picking, and more!

=============================

Where do I park? / How do I get inside?

Parking: There is free street parking on N Ontario St. It is usually easy to find a spot after business hours or on weekends.

Getting inside: Once you park, head down the walkway, we are the long building in the back (see link for overhead directions)

Parking and entry images: https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/pages/19226891/How_do_I_get_inside_NSL/

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