Build Brighton is Brighton’s hackspace – a communal workshop and collective of makers, designers, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists and hackers who love to build stuff. Learn more →
Photo by Natalia Buckley, used with permission.
Our 1300sqft workshop has a wide range of tools and equipment for wood and metalworking, electronics and crafts, including two 40W laser cutters, a Myford lathe and a RepRap 3D printer. Our equipment →
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We don’t make a profit – we’re run entirely by volunteers, and our membership fees go towards paying our rent, covering expenses and buying new equipment. Join us →
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We have open evenings every Thursday – come along and find out more about us! We also run workshops on a variety of subjects including soldering, electronics, Arduinos and Raspberry Pis. Events →
Photo by Colleen Slater/Brighton Science Festival, used with permission.
Build Brighton is a communal workshop and collective of makers, designers, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists and hackers.
Our main purpose is to provide tools and a space in which our members can gather, collaborate and learn from each other. We also run workshops on subjects ranging from soldering to sewing machines.
Membership of Build Brighton is on a “pay-what-you-can” basis, with the average subscription being £20 per month.
Our members have 24 hour access to a 1300 square foot workshop and full use of its equipment – including laser cutters, a Myford lathe, a 3D printer and tools for electronics, crafts, wood and metalworking.
Blog posts from our members
- Fake Plastic Trees… December 6, 2013
So, for a bit of light relief I bought a few of Justin’s LED Christmas tree kits. I think the original idea was to have a relatively easy kit to put together on Saturday workshops in the run up to Christmas, but they seem to have become quite popular with all manner of folk. Anyway, the kit ...
- Running courses with an Arduino Mini Pro in Berlin November 29, 2013
Once again, some of the nerds are off to Berlin.This time, we’re going to be running an introduction to electronics course, and getting people started with Arduino and microcontrollers in general. So the first thing we needed, of course, was some components and some Arduinos! These Arduino clones use the AtMega328 mcu on a small form-factor ...
- Christmas Workshops at Build Brighton November 27, 2013
If you made it along to the Brighton Mini Maker Faire back in September you might have seen some of our famous flashing LED badges donning attendees’ lapels (they were so popular that we sold out by early afternoon!). Well, we’ve come up with some brand new festive designs for the holidays! We’ll be open every ...
- Keypad membrane manufacture November 25, 2013
Just had an email through from the factory in China with a couple of photos showing our electronic board game keypad membranes being dry-fit for testingIn the end we had to provide the artwork (which we were a bit nervous about – these guys are the key…
- Telephone dialler (DTMF tone generator using PIC 16F1825) for dementia sufferers November 22, 2013
A lady called Pauline popped into BuildBrighton the other day and asked for help with a particular project. Now, quite often, we’re all busy with our own projects and very often the odd chancer turns up, with promises of millions of pounds of venture c…