West London Hackspace

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Welcome to the Wiki of the embryonic West London Hackspace.

Welcome to the Wiki presence of West London Hackspace. When we grow up we're going to have a permanent 24x7 space in some swanky office/workshop with plenty of parking yet close to main transport links in the heart of West London. There will be well equipped areas for electronics, computing, woodwork, metalwork, crafts, teaching and study, with redundant superfast fibre internet, a fully stocked vending machine, clean loos, a healthy bank account and ... a bean-to-cup coffee machine (hey, we can dream). Back in the real world we have a handful of people, no premises and just the tools we can share and the money we're prepared to put in. But that's not going to stop us!

We currently have irregular meets in a pub in West Ealing where we discuss mostly electronics, microcomputing and telecoms, show-and-tell our latest shiny (the founders both have pretty serious Banggood and AliExpress habits) and engage in entertaining banter. The plan is to formalise this into more regular meetings somewhere where we won't get thrown out for getting our Arduinos out and can maybe even engage in some soldering. Then once we have a critical mass of regular members prepared to pay a modest regular contribution we'll look for somewhere where if not for our sole use we can at least have some secure storage for tools etc

Check out our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/WestLondonHackspace/ and the Google Group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/west-london-hackspace where more it's a lot easier to find a particular post than on Facebook.

And if you can help to build out this wiki, especially the reference and projects sections, drop us a line.

Who We Are

Members' user pages

What We're Doing

Feel free to post your projects or discoveries here.

JJ's ESP8266 Ramblings

ESP8266 Projects (work in progress)

Reference Library

Shiny Shiny

Members' favourite shiny things and links to recommended suppliers

Guide to buying from China

Other Hackspaces

Some of us are also members of London Hackspace [1] which is large and well equipped but a bit of a schlep from Ealing, and also Reading Hackspace [2] which is even further.

We also know Swindon Hackspace [3] (at the Museum of Computing in Swindon [4] )

A list of hackspaces in the UK is maintained at hackspace.org.uk [5] and worldwide at hackspaces.org [6].