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    Leicester Hackspace - Now Open

    Leicester Hackspace - Now Open

  • Leicester Hackspace - Now Open

    Leicester Hackspace - Now Open

    Leicester Hackspace - Now Open

  • Leicester Hackspace - Now Open

    Leicester Hackspace - Now Open

    Leicester Hackspace - Now Open

Our Youngest Hackers

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:09

Our Youngest Hackers

We run a couple of great Chibitronics workshops and have managed to attract some of our youngest hackers to date, with the youngest being two and half years old. Each hacker managed to make their own electronic Christmas card, with the Chibitronics kit and crafts materials kindly donated by other members of the Hackspace.

All of them managed to get an LED glowing, and then they became more adventurous using the special effects boards and event sounds/light sensors to get the cards to be interactive.

We have uploaded a whole load of great pictures on our flickr group, and with the positivity from...

Blog Post: Leicester Hackspace Presents: An Evening With REMAP

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:13

Blog Post: Leicester Hackspace Presents: An Evening With REMAP

On Saturday 15th November, we had the pleasure of welcoming the Leicestershire Panel of REMAP, as part of our Leicester Hackspace Presents... series, funded by the ERDF as part of the Network Champions programme.

I first came across REMAP on BBC East Midlands news, where they were showcasing their award winning smile operated e-reader. I had never heard of them before, but this story intrigued me. So when the opportunity came up to invite them to talk to us, I jumped at the chance.

REMAP is a national charity, with around 100 regional panels across the UK. Since 1964, its volunteers - many of them...