Imperial College Advanced Hackspace provides access to a network of facilities across the college campuses in South Kenstington and White City.  

These include electrical and mechanical engineering workshops, a digital fabrication spaces, physical computing workspace, as well as linking machinery with relevant skills in labs across the university. 

South Kensington

Facility Details

10PG

10 Princes Gardens

Access Times:
10:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday
Requirements: 
3D printing Induction, Laser Cutter Induction. 
Equipment:
UPMini2, Ultimaker2, VLS2.30 Laser Cutter, Roland SRM-20, Roland Vinyl Cutter, Soldering and electronics station.

A one-stop centre for Fused-Deposition-Modelling (FDM) printing and laser cutting based on a first come first use basis. You can quickly prototype small builds and projects. 

506 EEE

506 EEE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Access Times: 
09:00 – late, Monday to Friday, based on a project by project basis and time requirement.

Requirements: 
3D printing Induction, Laser Cutter Induction, Health and Safety agreement and project access request (see below). 
Equipment: 
FDM printers, VLS3.60 Laser Cutter, Soldering stations and bigger build space. 

At 506EEE members can test their hardware electronic prototypes; solder their components, design their PCBs and laser cut. To gain access based on building a specific project please contact e.nightingale@imperial.ac.uk 

IDEAS Lab

Skempton 238

Access Times: 
08:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday (powered access), 08:30 – 22:00 Monday to Friday (benchwork).

Requirements: 
Postgraduates and staff only, complete induction and half-day training. Please contact the ICAH team to register your interest and sign up to waiting list.
Equipment: 
Air benches, Bandsaw, Pillar dril, Bobbin sander, disc sander, circular saw (technician use only), panel saw (technician use only).

This large workshop gives members access to powered wood and plastics machinery, ventilated resin room as well as a substantial bench area for working on and assembling projects.

 

 

The Invention Rooms - White City

The Invention Rooms

White city spaces 1

Lamarr Challenge Room

Lamarr Challenge Room

Ideas space to hang out, draw on the walls, plan, meet and chat.

Open 10am until Late Monday
Open 10am until 6pm Tuesday - Friday
 

Tesla Electonics and Digital Manufacturing

Tesla Electonics and Digital Manufacturing

A one-stop centre for Fused-Deposition-Modelling (FDM) printing and electronics prototyping. 

Requirements: 
Space induction, 3D printing Induction, Laser Cutter Induction. Follow Standard Operating Procedures

Equipment: 
UPMini2Ultimaker2, Silhouette Vinyl Cutter, Soldering and electronics stations.

White city spaces 2

Lu Ban Metal and Wood Workshop

Lu Ban Metal and wood workshop is being commissioned and is not yet open to members, with a view to open in January 2018.

REQUIREMENTS:

Compulsory protective clothing including lab coat, safety glasses, gloves, closed shoes. Space Induction which includes equipment inductions for the individual machines. In order to use the machines you will need to have completed the general induction into the Advanced Hackspace at the Invention Rooms.

Equipment:

TIG Welding, CNC Metal Mill, Metal, Horizontal band saw, Pillar Drill, Large Bed Laser Cutter, Router, Hand tools and workbench area.

Helen Porter Biohack Lab

The Helen Porter Biohack Lab is currently being commissioned and is open to project submissions from members. The lab contains a range of biochemistry kit to enable members to initiate their own synthetic biology, rapid prototyping microfluidics, and biosensor design projects.

Requirements:

Compulsory protective clothing including lab coat, safety glasses, gloves, closed shoes. Space Induction which includes equipment inductions for the centrifuge and fluorescence microscope. Additional induction for autoclave

All bio projects must have a Bio1 form completed and approved in advance. Non-bio projects require a 'plan-of-work' detailing equipment and reagents to be used for the project. Risk assessments need to be completed for every activity and COSHH forms completed for all reagents.

Equipment:

Nikon TE200 fluorescent microscope, Thermal Cycler, Shaking incubator with 6L capacity, fluorometer, Spectrophotometer, fume hood, cell culture hood, bioreactor, heated water bath, sonicating water bath, probe tip sonicator, autoclave, pH meter and balances.