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
- Making NC drill files and GCode from a PDF (via Inkscape) June 19, 2013
Mach3 is a serious bit of kit. There are options and settings for everything!Which a lot of people would be really pleased with. Just like Eagle is the de-rigueur PCB layout software, because it’s so configurable. But here at Nerd Towers, we’re no…
- Manufacturing PCBs at home June 19, 2013
A while back we started looking at the feasibility of manufacturing at home. The reasons are many, but that’s a discussion for another day. So far, we’ve been looking at how to screen print double-sided pcbs before immersing in ferric chloride for etching. Now double-sided boards mean finding a way of lining up the prints on ...
- Magentic bearings June 14, 2013
Last night’s BuildBrighton Open Evening was a pretty busy affair, and there were some pretty cool projects being worked on. We particularly liked James’s Magnetic Bearings idea – especially since he’s coupled it with solar panels, to generate the elect…
- PSoC4 Pioneer Kit from Farnell June 10, 2013
Here’s an interesting little development board, recommended to us by Jason from BuildBrighton. It’s an ARM-based dev board, from those cool kids at Farnell, called the PSoC4 Pioneer Kit (or the CY8CKIT-042 for you part-number junkies). It’s an Arduino sized/shaped dev board, is Arduino shield-compatible but with an ARM processor and costs just £16+VAT! It comes ...
- The Making of Ant Attack! June 7, 2013
Someone sent me this clip and wow, what memories came flooding back.Ant Attack on the ZX Spectrum was the first computer game that not only totally hooked me, but made me think “I wanna be able to do that”. At one point, circa 1984, I could even beat t…