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North West mailing list / forum

June 27, 2014

Image Although it’s been low traffic for a while, the North West Google Group –!forum/NW-hack-space – is a good way to reach active members across the region’s hackspaces and MakerSpaces with your news, events, and proposals for joint projects.

MakerSpace FY1, Blackpool – looking for new home & more members.

June 27, 2014

Blackpool Makerspace, home of much inspirational hackery, and which also hosts the local GNU/Linux User Group – needs a new site in September, and some additional members to help cover the cost of that. Details below.Image



This is a post from Blackpool Makerspace mailing list, the Makerspace is currently based at Ripon Road in Blackpool, however it is due to be sold probably in or around  September. This will mean that we will be without premises for the Makerspace and Blackpool Linux User Group.  If anyone would be interested in entering into a joint Hack/Makerspace please read on, we would be love to hear from you.

We now need to decide if we have enough members who are willing to pay a subscription to take on another premises.

Losing the Makerspace would be a huge blow to our group, but it needs to be financed to support it’s growth.

We estimate that it will cost at least a £100 week to rent a new premises and to pay towards the utility bills.

We have 4 people committed to paying £10 per week, they are myself, Tony, Olly and Les. So we need to raise at least another £60 a week.

We need more people to subscribe at any level that they can afford (up to £10/week) to keep a Makerspace in Blackpool. Please subscribe and help fund our Makerspace which has done so much great work in the Geek Community.

In the longer term, the more people that join the Makerspace, the cheaper the subscriptions will eventually become, this makes it better value for everyone.

If this is not of interest to you but you know someone who might be interested, please feel free to pass on this e-mail to them.

If you or anyone else would like to help please get in touch by any of the methods listed below.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Mike Hewitt

PC Recycler Ltd.
29-35 Ripon road
Blackpool FY1 4DY
01253 293258
07711 736899


Potteries Hackspace Re-launch

October 31, 2012

It’s tonight! The new space in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Here’s Simon’s announcement:

“After some clearing (which I sadly missed) and some bench building and pizza, the new Hackspace is now open!  The address is

Potteries Hackspace (Formerly Randles Garage)
Keele Road

The entrance is up the slope at the back, in through the roller shutter doors, and we’ve the benefit of being opposite the Wagon and Horses Pub..

Thanks to James for arranging it, we’ve now got plenty of space for crazy building, pizza nights, soldering and small explosions..  At the moment, it still needs work, we need to put in some electrical sockets and get some more desks and things, but its a start!

The first proper meeting will be next Wednesday, (31st) at 7pm, and everyone is welcome!
Bring something to build, play with, show off, or just yourself….

Hope to see everyone Weds..”

and here’s a map link:,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16