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Can Canberra find a home for a hackerspace?

By johnboy - 11 April 2013 15

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This just in from Chris at Make Hack Void:

Hi RiotACT,

As some of you already know, Make Hack Void (The Canberra Hackerspace) has been given October as the formal date Bulldozers will come knocking. The Downer Business park, where MHV resides, will be redeveloped into affordable units/housing plus a commercial district.

A possible site option in Hughes has fallen through so we are now back looking for something suitable.

MHV is a community workshop that runs regular workshops like ‘Arduino programming’ and ‘Build your own Quadcopter’ and as a place where members can use the tools/facilities. Other cool things that have come from MHV are a Pedal Powered Cinema, the MHVBoard (An arduino clone), Canberra UAV, a Maker Uncoference, a place for international and interstate visitors to explore and a place where props are built for local theatre/movies, interstate theatre and international needs.

Do you know of a space? Is there an empty building in your vicinity? Can our hackerspace crash on your couch for a while?

quadcopters

What’s Your opinion?


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15 Responses to
Can Canberra find a home for a hackerspace?
Henry82 12:19 am 13 Apr 13

why not contact a local scout troop? I’m sure you can rent the hall for a pretty low price. Local Hams use their halls all over the country

Mothy 3:40 pm 12 Apr 13

A lot of vacant office space in the Traeger Court business park off Thynne Street at Bruce…

Query are they after somewhere they can use at a peppercorn rental, or commercial rates?

CHackett 2:58 pm 12 Apr 13

You could approach the ANU about using Lennox House A block – seems unused.

Paul0075 12:20 pm 12 Apr 13

teddyhb said :

Paul0075 said :

I can’t offer too many suggestions unfortunately, however I would like some info about the group / organisation, is there a web site?

http://www.makehackvoid.com/

Thanks for the link

devdsp 11:37 pm 11 Apr 13

poetix said :

I think Chris and friends could probably construct their own building from used pizza boxes. So all they need is land…

…we can even use the collection of Club Mate bottles for windows!

poetix 10:29 pm 11 Apr 13

I think Chris and friends could probably construct their own building from used pizza boxes. So all they need is land…

artuoui 10:10 pm 11 Apr 13

Masquara said :

Fitter’s Workshop?

Sounds nice!

teddyhb 9:34 pm 11 Apr 13

Paul0075 said :

I can’t offer too many suggestions unfortunately, however I would like some info about the group / organisation, is there a web site?

http://www.makehackvoid.com/

M0les 9:14 pm 11 Apr 13

Paul0075 said :

I can’t offer too many suggestions unfortunately, however I would like some info about the group / organisation, is there a web site?

http://bit.ly/ZoGl9i

Masquara 8:43 pm 11 Apr 13

Fitter’s Workshop?

switch 7:52 pm 11 Apr 13

Yarralumla Brickworks?

Or one of the huge empty barns at EPIC?

The old submarine transmitter hall building?

Paul0075 7:07 pm 11 Apr 13

I can’t offer too many suggestions unfortunately, however I would like some info about the group / organisation, is there a web site?

FioBla 5:35 pm 11 Apr 13

Old petrol station?

Tren 5:06 pm 11 Apr 13

perhaps a low volume tourist location like the Rail Museum would be perfect for this? It’s only open like once a month or something if I recall from my last attempted visit, and being a rail location may have some big spaces. Also it’s a little bit awesome for the steampunk kinda vibe no??

BimboGeek 3:55 pm 11 Apr 13

It sounds smelly.

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