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 two 40W laser cutters, 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 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.

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.

About

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.

Learn more →

Join

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.

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Blog posts from our members

  • 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 ...

  • Electronic board game – almost ready for testing March 26, 2014Chris Holden

    Maybe Steve had a point. He said we should forget about making a CNC pick-n-place and just get some board game sections made up, to prove everything works as it should. Of course, there’s no way we’re going to give up on a CNC – not least until it’s mo…

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