Posts Tagged ‘Potteries’

Meet you in Tunstall

November 2, 2011

Things are moving ahead slowly (very slowly, but I’ve been a bit too busy lately). We have the new space in Tunstall at TECC, where we have a temporary bench for making and hacking until they get the grant to expand the internal space, when we will have even more facilities.

We need to start meeting and making regularly, so I’ve put up a poll on Doodle to see which week(s) in the month, and what times, suit people.

http://www.doodle.com/mbem893qgmukcr7f#table

Please fill in your availability – the hackspace won’t gt anywhere without you!

We’d also like to run some weekend events, such as Howduino, to draw in a broader local audience. All suggestions welcome :-)

http://twitter.com/hsNW

http://groups.google.com/group/potteries-hackspace

http://groups.google.com/group/potteries-hackspace

A Potteries Hackerspace

June 1, 2011

While the geographers may dispute whether Tunstall is part of England’s North West, we’re just happy to announce that the wonderful people at The Ethical Computer Trust in Tunstall have offered us space at their new facility.

TECC entrance

Behind these gates - frenzied computer recycling activity and, soon, a hackspace

For more details and updates on the new space as it starts up and develops, join the Potteries Hackspace GoogleGroup – or check back here, or on Twitter.

A Hackspace for the Potteries

May 5, 2010

A brief write-up, but it’s getting late ;)
North Staffs’ inaugural GeekUp meeting attracted people from Liverpool, Cheshire & Stoke-on-Trent to discuss setting up local hackspaces. Present were:
Adrian McEwen
Dave Verwer
Tom Bloor
Dan Smith
Alex Beech
Charlie Owen
Dave Roberts
Mark Brereton
Robert Marshall
Kay Foulkes
& Richard Smedley
With apologies from Carl Plant.
Mark Brereton is involved in the Empty Shops initiative in Hanley, as well as various arts projects re-purposing old buildings in Burslem. He put the group onto a couple of good possible venues for Potteries Hackspace, and discussion soon moved to how to finance and expand the space.
Attendees were particularly keen to set up education events to get the young generation hacking – watch this space for more news, or subscribe to the new Google group.


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