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 →
Photo by Toby Cole, used with permission.
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
- Electronic board game – SUCCESS! March 7, 2014
It’s been about ten days since the last meaningful blog update, which can only mean one thing – coding! Actually, it could mean that real life has been getting in the way of nerding about (it has: with the first few nice, sunny, days of 2014 there’s be…
- Testing an audio-based toy February 25, 2014
It’s baby Elvis’ birthday soon, so I promised I’d make a personalised toy for him. I thought it would be a doddle, as we’ve already got all the component parts for a really cool “talking toy” from other projects, it’d just be a matter of sticking them …
- Playing with Scalable Vector Graphics and CSS3 February 24, 2014
I haven’t been posted often enough this year! Let’s get out of that bad habbit by starting with some of the things I have been working on. Currently I am thinking of making some further tweaks to my web site, as I am still not really happy with it yet ( I won’t go into ...
- I got Windows 8.1 to bluescreen February 18, 2014
I’ve had my laptop with Windows 8 (later upgraded to 8.1 with the first release of updates) for a few years now. I don’t understand all the anti-Microsoft hate. True, they seem to be following the good-rubbish pattern of old (XP good, Vista rubbish, Wi…
- 433Mhz RF communication between two PIC microcontrollers February 18, 2014
The Arduino VirtualWire makes communication between two microcontrollers really easy – simply send some data onto the TX module and it magically appears on the on RX module. We’ve already built most of this functionality using our Manchester encoding/d…