13 March 2011


The Hacklab is spread across 5 rooms – G1, G2, G8, G11, G14. Equipment moves around from time to time, so ask a member about a particular piece of kit. This page is not updated as frequently as the wiki, so for more up to date info see there.

Main Lab – G1

The Main Lab is the main social area where most activity takes place, whether a group of people working on a software project or somebody working on some electronics. The soothing ambient tunes of Internet radio SomaFM or more upbeat Scenesat often play from the Hi-Fi.

Digital Manufacture

Machines which take computer files to make something

  • Laser Cutters (x2)- Ideal for cutting materials such as ply, acrylic, paper, card etc.
  • 3D Printers (x2)
  • CNC Mills (x2)
  • CNC lathe

More details on the wiki


Most of these tools live in the workshop (G8)

  • Manual lathe for turning both metal and wood
  • Manual milling machine
  • Pillar drills
  • Band saw
  • Table saw
  • Chop saw
  • Belt sander
  • Welder
  • Assorted hand tools (hacksaws, files, screwdrivers, hammers etc)

More details on the wiki

G14 – Electronics

At the right end is range of electronics related equipment including

  • Soldering iron & hot air station
  • Binocular microscope – Ideal for soldering small projects
  • Oscilloscopes. Lots of ’em, from Tek boat-anchors to a shiny Rigol digital ‘scope.
  • Bench Power supplies
  • Signal generator
  • Lots of resistors, capacitors, and other standard components
  • Every type of cable, convertor and adapter imaginable (and a few unimaginable….)
  • PCB etching equipment
  • IC reflow oven

More details on the wiki

Storage + Server Room – G11

The storage room. Each Hacklab member has a storage box along with general storage of bigger bits of equipment that is used less frequently.

There is also a rack for members’ servers and space for Raspberry Pis.

More details on the wiki


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