Calling European Hackerspaces!

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In a few weeks time, I will be in Düsseldorf on business for the world’s largest plastics and rubber industry trade show, the K-Show. That’s not very interesting for you, but afterwards a coworker and I will be traveling for a week in Europe, and being the geeks we are, we would rather visit you instead of the typical tourist attractions (mind you I have lived in Germany for half a year).

The majority of our Hackerspace Intro pieces thus far have been limited to North America, so we would love to visit your Hackerspace in Europe! Take pictures, ask a few questions, get a tour, and share it all here!

If you are part of, or know of a cool hackerspace in approximately the geographical doodle shown on Google Maps above, let us know in the comments! We will be traveling around October 19th to the 24th.

108 thoughts on “Calling European Hackerspaces!

  1. Hi,
    We’d love to welcome you in our space, the chaosdorf in Düsseldorf :) just send me a short email when you’ll be visiting to make sure somebody is there to show you arround.

    1. Hello all of you,

      I am one of the co-founders of Brixel, and I would like to invite you to our space. Well space… since we’re a starting hackerspace, and currently are searching for a physical location. This doesn’t mean we don’t do nothing, on the contrary. Feel free to drop by, just contact me and we’ll arrange a meeting :)

      You can also take a look on our wiki: wiki.brixel.be

  2. We have two hackerspaces in Brussels: UrLab and the HSBXL. HSBXL is actually the first belgian hackerspace. I’m from UrLab and we don’t have a lot of space or stuff to show, but HSBXL has a lot. You can look there: https://hackerspace.be/welcome/index.html

    And if you were coming to the HSBXL, I’m pretty sure a few meber from UrLab would come too ;-)

  3. Be sure to visit Utrecht, Netherlands. I don´t know about the hackerspace, but there are a few places I like to hangout (and hack). The Electronics lab at the university (applied science), FabLab Protospace.nl (Tuesday and Thursday, free use of machines). The last thursday-nite of the month we have a hacker meetup BEEA.nl (HackerNL).

    1. I’ll second coming to the Netherlands: MadSpace in Eindhoven.

      We’re just getting started, and we don’t have much on the table, but we’d love to have you for the full Dutch experience all the same!

      There’s also quite a bit of tech-y stuff here too: Philips museum, DAF Auto museum, Shapeways, etc..

      There’s also the local university, if you want to go into some really hardcore science! ;)

  4. You are always welcome at VoidWarranties in Antwerp (Belgium). You can always contact me for more information / to pick a date.

      1. You may wanna ask Jake Rathburn about the Niemansland, he visited it and the Chaosdorf and was not amused about the Niemansland.

  5. You could visit Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany. We have a copy of the definition of a kilogram (a sphere made out of silicium) or a car which is driving driverless through part of the city, respecting the traffic lights and rules.
    If u need more info, just write me a mail ;)

    Greets

  6. Hello James,

    this is Timm speaking from the shackspace. This hackerspace is located in Stuttgart. I know that Stuttgart is not covered by the doodle you have painted in the map. But I try to convince you to visit the probably coolest hackerspace in the world:

    As you likely know Hackaday has written a lot of post concerning cool projects made in the shackspace. There are a lot projects are not well documented, but worth to see. We are still growing. Founded in 2009 we have now approximately 200 members. Currently we renovate some additional rooms to get more space for our bigger electronics lab or for the industrial robot arm.

    We would like to give you a guided tour through our hackerspace. See you!

  7. Come to the Syn2cat in Luxembourg. We have an awesome fridge-sized marble calculator, we’re organizing a workshop on non-newtonian fluids (you know, for kids!), and we’ve been having crazy fun with UAVs this year.

    Plus, you can rack up another country on your bucket list. ;)

  8. Come to the Syn2cat in Luxembourg. We have an awesome closet-sized marble calculator, we’re building a workshop on non-newtonian fluids (you know, for kids!), and we’ve been having crazy fun with UAVs this year.

    Plus, you can knock another country off your bucket list. ;)

  9. Please feel free to drop by in Siegen, Germany at HaSi – http://hasi.it . We are a fairly new and small hackspace but hopefully will be able to show at least a bit of interesting stuff :)

    (would be perfectly located along your trip to e.g. Frankfurt/Darmstadt/Mannheim, where a few intersting hackspaces are as well.)

    Btw: in RaumZeitLabor (Mannheim) there will be a conference “Trollcon” on 26th/27th October: https://wiki.raumzeitlabor.de/wiki/Trollcon/2013

      1. You can visit the chaosdorf during the hole time, we are open at all days and if you are inerested I can give you a short city tour.

  10. You are very welcome to visit the largest and most awesome dutch hacker- and makerspace: Hack42 in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Please reserve some time for the extended tour.

    1. come on guys !
      west flanders? :-)

      http://www.budalab.be/

      these guys are supported by a university (www.HOWEST.be) and they are doing some great stuff, the lab is just getting started but the equipment and people are quite extensive. try to contact them, i’m sure you guys would get an nice tour! their speciality is product design but the school houses a electronics, ict, game development and engineering dept too, all walking distance to visit!
      i’ll be sure to send this post to the guys there too!

  11. I must say, these responses has been awesome! We’ll try and visit as many as we can! Over the next week or so I’ll be responding to individual comments that fit our schedule and hopefully we can set something up!

    PS: During the K-Show we will be staying in Cologne, any Hackerspaces there? We will be able to visit (all?) of the Dusseldorf hackerspaces in the evening, during the show 15-19th!

    1. And if in Amsterdam, would it be possible to look up Andrew S. Tanenbaum?
      I mean, Minix is hacking, and he’s the Father of Minix!

  12. Since you seem to have expanded the doodle to Brunswick, it would be very rude indeed not to Issue an invitation:

    You can visit us at the “ags” http://www.ags.tu-bs.de/?id=e.lab:projekte where I am spending a lot of my free time. We are not a Hackerspace by the letter, but do a lot of electronics hacking.

    There is also the Hackerspace “Stratum0″ https://stratum0.org which would be a worthwhile visit aswell, but since I’m no member there (I still hang out from time to time), I can’t invite you on their behalf. Maybe on of their members will respond aswell.

    1. As a member of Stratum 0, I’d like to extend the invitation on our behalf.
      We’re open to everyone and almost everywhen http://spaceapi.bastinat0r.de/#stratum0 to just hang around or actually do something productive.

      Though I should add that from the evening of 21. many members of our ctf team (and some of our most active members) will be out of town to participate in the hack.lu ctf http://2013.hack.lu/index.php/CaptureTheFlag

      If things go smoothy, we might even have moved to our shiny new and bigger space by then.

      –larsan

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