Leigh Hackspace is one of over 2,000 similar spaces which are part of a worldwide movement. Whether they are called Hackspace (like ours) or Hackerspace or Makerspace or any other variant they all share one objective. That objective is to encourage and facilitate a creative community.
Our Hackspace is a membership-funded workspace where people with common interests can meet, socialize and collaborate. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in which you can work on your individual project, can share your knowledge, develop your existing skills or even learn new ones. Currently our membership is made up of people who are creative with computers and digital technology, photography, screenprinting, ceramics, textiles, woodwork, electronics and music. We are not limited to those areas though, Leigh Hackspace is organic and grows each week through its members, their interests and their involvement in making Hackspace a vibrant community.
We are located at Unit F1, The Cotton Mill, Mather Lane, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 2PW. Our current space is 4,500 sq ft in a converted cotton mill and has lots of useful equipment for members to use including: a fully-fitted darkroom, a woodworking area with powertools such as pillar drills, bandsaws,and a lathe, a textiles area with sewing machines and an overlocker, a well-equipped electronics bench with soldering and test equipment including oscilloscopes, we currently have several 3D printers, Raspberry Pis and laptops for members use. There is far too much equipment to list here.
As a community space we are also available for use as a venue for courses, talks and presentations that you may want to put on.Similarly, we have the facilities for freelance workers such as fast broadband, desk space and great coffee.
The space has to be seen to be believed, so why not visit us and experience it for yourself?
If you want to get involved here are some things you can do:
- Join the Hackspace Facebook Group at bit.ly/leighhack – this is where you can keep up to date with activity and opening times at the Hackspace.
- Set up regular membership payment using one of the links on this page: http://www.leighhack.org/membership/#full
- Join Leigh Hackspace Discourse Forum for more in-depth information and conversations about Hackspace planning and future development.
- Follow @leigh_hackspace on Twitter.