Hackerspace movement

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Hackerspace movement

  1. 1. UK Maker Faire March 14, 2010 The Hackerspace Movement Mitch Altman Chief Scientist, Cornfield Electronics , San Francisco, CA USA Author of The Brain Machine in MAKE Magazine #10 Inventor of TV-B-Gone universal remote control Co-founder of Noisebridge , a San Francisco hacker space email: [email_address] twitter: @maltman23 site: www.CornfieldElectronics.com
  2. 2. What is a Hackerspace? <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><li>Hang out </li></ul><ul><li>Eat </li></ul><ul><li>Part of growing movement </li></ul>Hanging Out – Noisebridge, San Francisco, CA, USA A physical space photo by Dylan Tweney / Wired.com
  3. 3. What is a Hackerspace? OLPC Group – /tmp/lab, Paris, France A physical space <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Teach </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><li>Hang out </li></ul><ul><li>Eat </li></ul><ul><li>Part of growing movement </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a Hacker? <ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Improve </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul>BlimpBot – Noisebridge, San Francisco, CA, USA
  5. 5. Solution for Computers – Chaos Communications Congress (25C3), Berlin, Germany What is a Hacker? Interesting Solutions
  6. 6. Why Hack? <ul><li>For the love of it! </li></ul>Brain Machine workshop – HacDC, Washington, DC, USA
  7. 7. Projects
  8. 8. Projects Borg Cube – Das Labor, Bochum, Germany
  9. 9. Projects LED Sign – Hacklab, Toronto, Canada
  10. 10. Projects Trippy RGB Waves – Noisebridge, San Francisco, USA
  11. 11. Projects Cocktail Mixing Robots – Roboexotica / Monochrom, Vienna, Austria
  12. 12. Projects MakerBot – NYC Resistor, New York, NY, USA Photo by MakerBot Industries
  13. 13. Projects Cold Boot Attack – Noisebridge, San Francisco, CA, USA
  14. 14. Projects Circuit Hacking Monday – Noisebridge, San Francisco, CA, USA
  15. 15. Projects Space Balloon – Noisebridge, San Francisco, CA, USA
  16. 16. Projects The Way Sensing Go installation – 4nchor5 la6, Tokyo, Japan Video by 4nchor5 la6
  17. 17. Why a Hackerspace? <ul><li>Geeks need community </li></ul><ul><li>Help make their world better </li></ul>Hardware Hacking Workshop – Metalab, Vienna, Austria
  18. 18. I Know What You’re Thinking! <ul><li>But I can’t! </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, you can! </li></ul>MakeNYC Meeting – NYC Resistor, New York, NY, USA
  19. 19. Here’s How <ul><li>Put word out </li></ul><ul><li>Make website </li></ul><ul><li>Collect cool people </li></ul><ul><li>Do projects </li></ul><ul><li>Have meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a space </li></ul><ul><li>Get donations / grants </li></ul>TV-B-Gone Workshop – DC401 Providence, RI, USA
  20. 20. Organization? <ul><li>Totally open / Invite only? </li></ul><ul><li>Consensus / Majority rule? </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical / Flat? </li></ul><ul><li>Non Profit Corp? </li></ul><ul><li>Rules? </li></ul>Brain Machine Tent – Wonderful World of Wonderment, San Francisco, CA, USA Depends on individuals in your group
  21. 21. Case Study <ul><li>Diverse activities </li></ul><ul><li>intersection art/technology </li></ul><ul><li>Totally open membership </li></ul><ul><li>Consensus run </li></ul><ul><li>Flat structure </li></ul><ul><li>Non Profit Corp, tax exempt </li></ul><ul><li>Be Excellent to Each Other </li></ul>Noisebridge, San Francisco Brain Machine Workshop – Noisebridge, San Francisco Sewing and Bread! – Noisebridge, San Francisco, CA, USA
  22. 22. A Couple Other Spaces <ul><li>Diverse activities </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Shared meals </li></ul><ul><li>Open space, no agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Member financed, </li></ul><ul><li>plus grants from city </li></ul>LAN Party – Metalab, Vienna, Austria Pants Keyboard – NYC Resistor, New York, NY, USA <ul><li>Diverse activities </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><li>Craft </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Prototyping </li></ul><ul><li>For Profit, invite only </li></ul><ul><li>Member financed, </li></ul><ul><li>plus rent parties </li></ul>
  23. 23. Resources <ul><li>Hackerspaces.org </li></ul><ul><li>Hacker Space Design Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/03/hackerspaces/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10405255-245.html </li></ul>Hardware Hacking Workshop – Chaos Camp, Berlin, Germany
  24. 24. Q & A The Hackerspace Movement UK Maker Faire March 14, 2010 Mitch Altman Chief Scientist, Cornfield Electronics , San Francisco, CA USA Author of The Brain Machine in MAKE Magazine #10 Inventor of TV-B-Gone universal remote control Co-founder of Noisebridge , a San Francisco hacker space email: [email_address] twitter: @maltman23 site: www.CornfieldElectronics.com

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