COVID-19 Coronavirus Current Status:

Maidstone Hackspace reopened on the 18th of September 2021 for members only. Our Wednesday open evenings are currently suspended, however feel free to ask the Membership Team via our contact form if you wish to know more about when we are restarting classes and open evenings.

About Us:

We’re a community-run workshop where people can come to learn new skills, share experience, and utilise tools and equipment to develop various personal and collaborative projects. If you like to tinker, make, and learn and have a fascination for topics such as electronics, DIY, robotics, crafts, and computing to name a few, it’s the place for you.

If you're interested and would like to learn more, visit our About page.

Membership:

To operate and grow, Maidstone Hackspace needs your support. The hackspace is paid for entirely by membership fees, donations and workshop charges, and is run by volunteers. Any additional funds we generate beyond the basic monthly costs of running the workspace is reinvested into consumables and tools for members to utilise.

Advantages of Membership:

If you would like to know our fee’s and learn more, visit our About page.

See what our members have been creating below.

Hackspace-News: New Committee

Hackspace-News: New Committee

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[Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash](https://unsplash.com/@glenncarstenspeters) ## Annual General Meeting: On the 30th of October 2021 the Hackspace held its annual general meeting, a great opportunity for members and trustees …

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Hackspace News: Membership & Housekeeping

Hackspace News: Membership & Housekeeping

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[Photo by Isaac Smith on Unsplash](https://unsplash.com/@isaacmsmith) ## Membership: The Hackspace is now well on the road to recovery, and since our last update on the 29th of September 2021, we've …

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Hackspace News: Coming back from COVID

Hackspace News: Coming back from COVID

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[Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash](https://unsplash.com/@adamsky1973) ## The Impact: From the initial outbreak in early 2020, the Hackspace has seen a steady decline in member activity, with our doors remaining …

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PiWars 2019: Optical Flow

PiWars 2019: Optical Flow

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Monday was one of *those* days. ### Optical Flow Mike and I discussed an issue which plagued us last year - motion feedback. We had absolutely no way of getting …

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PiWars 2019: Disappointment

PiWars 2019: Disappointment

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Well ... we didn't get a guaranteed place in [PiWars 2019](https://piwars.org/2019-competition/). This is obviously a bitter blow. We have been offered a reserve place in case teams drop out. Clearly …

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PiWars 2019: The Wheels

PiWars 2019: The Wheels

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So ... The plan today was to download a design for a Mecanum wheel, tweek it, and then print it. Unfortunately: > "The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men Gang …

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PiWars 2019: The Chassis

PiWars 2019: The Chassis

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# Design Meeting Today was our second PiWars 2019 meeting. It was very well attended, so well attended that I didn't have enough work to distribute today. Thankfully discussion lead …

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PiWars 2019: ... In The Beginning

PiWars 2019: ... In The Beginning

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# PiWars 2019 Yesterday we held our first PiWars 2019 meeting. Many many things were discussed including our past performances at PiWars 2017 and 2018, some of the problems we …

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Hackspace News: Change is Afoot!

Hackspace News: Change is Afoot!

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## Moving Rooms: We have just this week changed rooms - we're still in the same location, at the Community Support Centre in Maidstone, but we now reside in the …

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PiWars 2018: The Team 2.0

PiWars 2018: The Team 2.0

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# PiWars 2018: We are very pleased to announce that we have been accepted for a second year running, into the Pi Wars Raspberry Pi robotics competition for April 2018. …

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PiWars 2017:  Game Time!

PiWars 2017: Game Time!

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Well PiWars is upon us (as the robot was when it tried to mount a box in testing) We can do no more. Parts of the robot work, parts do …

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PiWars 2017: Shaping Up

PiWars 2017: Shaping Up

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After many hours of printing, assembly, disassembly, reassembly, and general hard work, we now have a robot! We have had some teething issues. The combination of the motors and the …

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PiWars 2017: Assembling the Chassis

PiWars 2017: Assembling the Chassis

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Hi I'm Ian's daughter and I'm nearly 9 years old. I enjoyed screwing the robot together, it was so much fun! But it took a very long time. There were …

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PiWars 2017: 3D Printing

PiWars 2017: 3D Printing

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As a Hackspace without a space (although since beginning the PiWars project we have located a space and will hopefully be moving in at the start of March), our options …

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PiWars 2017: Parts and Experiments

PiWars 2017: Parts and Experiments

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The days to PiWars keep on counting down, and decisions must be made. Which motors to select, heavy fast, heavy powerful, or the smaller lighter less powerful motors... Well, testing …

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PiWars 2017: Planning Phase!

PiWars 2017: Planning Phase!

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## Choices, Choices! How to design a robot when starting from a blank page? Do we have tracks or wheels? Do we have 2 wheels, 4 wheels, or 6? How …

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PiWars 2017: Our Journey Begins

PiWars 2017: Our Journey Begins

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## PiWars The competition that every self-respecting Raspberry Pi robotics enthusiast wants to attend. The objective - Build a robot, controlled by a Raspberry Pi, that must complete several challenges. …

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