You’ve had that bolt-of-lightning moment of inspiration and formed an idea. What next?
That’s where the Advanced Hackspace comes in. The Advanced Hackspace is Imperial’s prototyping hub, based on the White City Campus. Three purpose designed prototyping and fabrication workspaces, a team of Hack Fellow experts on hand to support, and all the latest equipment to bring your ideas to life.
Hackspace is a community like no other. We bring together inventive minds from all backgrounds, disciplines and levels of expertise to collaborate, experiment and innovate. All in the name of making amazing things happen!
And you can be a part of it. For free!
Hackspace members range from complete beginners who have had their first idea to seasoned makers. Some use our facilities to finish their end of year project, others might be right at the beginning of their journey and are doing all the research and developing of an early-stage prototype. For those new to the prototyping journey, the Hackspace offers a number of courses, workshops and one-on-one mentoring from our Hack Fellows.
So, if you’re looking for somewhere you can put your theories to the test and take your idea or research to the next level – look no further.
Three purpose designed prototyping and fabrication spaces developed to complement each other and accelerate multi-disciplinary prototyping, making and collaboration.
The Hackspace is divided into three distinct areas, and nowhere else on Campus can you find all these facilities under one roof:
- Electronics and Digital Manufacturing Workshop
- Biochemistry Lab
- Mechanical Workshop
You can find out more about some of the facilities and equipment in our spaces, by clicking on the red dots, referred to as ‘mattertags’.
Our coworking and learning zone open to all students from 10am-6pm. Hot desks to get some work done or organise meetups for group projects.
Events, Programmes & Support
We are big believers in learning by doing, so whether you are looking to build your digital design skills and bring your ideas to life in 3D or want to learn how to code in 2 hours and programme like a pro or master the basics of electronics and learn how to design your own electronic circuit board, we’ve got you covered. This is a regular series of pick and mix style introductory workshops designed to boost your technical know-how and help you learn some of the practical skills, tools and approaches involved in prototyping at the Hackspace.
What would you do with a boost of £500 for you next big idea? Hackstarter is designed to turn your inventive and entrepreneurial ideas and make them into a reality, with a cash boost to get off the ground.
We host weekly Hack Surgeries for support and guidance to get your ideas off the ground! Whether that is troubleshooting support, feedback and advice, or just a friendly sounding board if you have some ideas but are not sure where to get started.
Further information about the Hackspace and updates on activities can be found at imperialhackspace.com. Stay up-to-date by joining our mailing list or check out the Hackspace on Instagram. If you have questions for the team you can email email@example.com.
You can also visit the Entrepreneurship Portal to discover all of the entrepreneurship support on offer across the whole of Imperial.