Brighton’s Hackspace

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 an A3 laser cutter, a Myford lathe and a RepRap 3D printer. Our equipment →

Photo by tubmcfun, used with permission.

We don’t make a profit – we’re run entirely by volunteers, and our membership fees go towards paying our rent, covering expenses and contributing towards new equipment. Join us →

Photo by Toby Cole, used with permission.

We have open evenings every Thursday from 7pm- 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.

Get in touch! We’re a friendly bunch, and you can contact us via Twitter, Facebook, IRC, email, our Google Group and even a “tel-e-phone”. Contact us →

Photo by Seb Lee-Delisle, 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. Members shape what we are – contributions to BuildBrighton are vital. This ranges from cleaning to building awsome new stuff!

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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 1600 square foot workshop and access to its equipment* – including a laser cutter, a Myford lathe, a wood lathe, a 3D printer and tools for electronics, crafts, wood and metalworking.    Note* There are additional charges plus induction/training for a few major tools.

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Blog posts from our members

  • Brighton Science Festival Workshops March 20, 2015Arthur Guy

    During February Build Brighton hosted three fantastic events for the Brighton Science Festival, an Arduino programming workshop, a general Arduino and introduction to electronics workshop and finally a robot drop in session. The first two workshops were all day events and had a good selection of adults and children learning together on the Arduino platform, the ...

  • No posts for a while can only mean one thing… April 17, 2014Chris Holden

    …real work is taking over!That’s not strictly true, but one of the joys of working as a computer programmer is that often there’s quite a large overlap between hobby and work. The last few days, I’ve been getting to grips with Linux and PostgreSQL and PHP. Up until the turn of the year, I’d been ...

  • Electronic board game – time to start shouting about it? April 9, 2014Chris Holden

    We’ve been busy working on our electronic board game and maybe it’s time we started talking to a few people to see if there’s any interest in taking it beyond our current one-off-prototype stage. So far, all the hardware works perfectly, but we’ve stil…

  • BuildBrighton door entry system update April 5, 2014Chris Holden

    Our new door entry system at BuildBrighton went live on Thursday night. It not only looked great, but worked a treat too.We were happily giving out new keyfobs to all our members, and recording the RFID numbers as they displayed on the screen. Entering…

  • Progress Reports April 3, 2014Justin Nel

    An online friend @skyberrys asked on Twitter a very interesting question. Hey Maker friends, how frequently do you share progress reports? I thought that the 140 character limit on Twitter was a bit too short to form a reply, on top of which I thought it was a very interesting question so thought it was worth turning ...

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