Build Brighton is a communal workshop and collective of over 70 makers, designers, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists and hackers who love to build stuff.
We’re part of a global network of hackspaces – places where like-minded people can geek out about electronics, technology, crafts, engineering… even food hacking! Our main purpose is to provide tools and a space in which our members can gather, collaborate and learn from each other. People can beaver away on their own projects, or take part in exciting group projects in a playful and friendly environment.
This video will tell you a little bit more about who we are and what we do:
We love to promote maker-culture whenever possible: we’ve run workshops at festivals like White Night and the Brighton Science Festival, and we organise the annual (and huge) Brighton Mini Maker Faire. We also regularly host our own workshops on subjects ranging from soldering to sewing machines. Check out the Workshops page for more information.
You can find us at Rodhus Studios (back entrance), Freehold Terrace, Brighton, BN2 4AB. We have open evenings every Thursday from 7pm.
Hackspaces – also known as hackerspaces or makerspaces – are community-operated places where like-minded people can meet up, collaborate and work on projects.
Despite the name, hackspaces have nothing to do with cyber-crime or malicious computer hacking. Rather, hackspace members are the type of people who love taking things apart to find out how they work… and putting them back together with a few improvements!
Build Brighton is part of a network of over 1,000 independently-run hackspaces all over the world – there are over 30 in the UK alone.
To find out more about the hackspace network in the UK, go to http://hackspace.org.uk.
We are a not-for-profit community run entirely by volunteers. Our members pay a monthly subscription that goes towards paying for the workshop space and providing equipment, amenities and assets for the group.