All your prototyping needs covered

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All Hackspace members have access to facilities across both the White City and South Kensington Campuses. These include electrical and mechanical engineering workshops, digital modelling and fabrication spaces (so you can go beyond simple 3D printing), and physical computing workspaces.

Please note you must be a Hackspace member to access these facilities. We’ve also listed the other requirements, please ensure you’ve met them all before visiting these facilities.

Safety at Hackspace

Your safety is of utmost importance to us and we’re committed to making Hackspace a safe and healthy working environmentAs part of our compliance with Imperial College London’s health and safety policy, all our members need to complete a health and safety assessment as part of their induction.

The Challenge Room

Location:
Invention Rooms, White City Campus

Opening hours: 
10:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday

What will I find there? 
Ideas space to hang out, draw on the walls, plan, meet and chat. Can also be booked out for meetings and events, contact Hackspace for availability.

A group of people discussing ideas near a whiteboard
Female student working on a prototype in the workshop

Electronic and Digital Manufacturing Workshop

Location:
Invention Rooms, White City Campus

Opening hours:
10:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Access criteria:
Hackspace induction. Other equipment has additional induction requirements.

What equipment will I find there?
A one-stop centre for Fused-Deposition-Modelling (FDM) printing and electronics prototyping. 10x Up Minis, 5x Ultimakers (3 & S5), 2x Marked forged onyx, 1x Raise3d, Stereolithography (SLA) printing, 3x Formlabs Form3’s.
Laser cutters, electronics prototyping including PCB CNC mill, soldering and de-soldering equipment, reflow oven, test equipment, oscilloscopes and basic hardware prototyping with hand tools.

Metal and Wood Workshop

Location: Invention Rooms, White City Campus
 
Opening hours:  10:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday.
 
Access criteria:
Some equipment is in the process of being installed and commissioned – not all machinery is available at this time.
 
What equipment will I find there?
Metal: Metal lathe, Bridgeport Mill, Haas CNC Mill, Stock bandsaw, guillotine, tube bender, welding station and Pillar Drill.
Wood: Bandsaws, Pillar Drill, Panel Saw, Disk and Belt Sander, AXYZ CNC Router, power tools and hand tools.
Male student working in the wood and metal workshop
Male student working in the biolab

Bio Lab

Location:
Invention Rooms, White City Campus

Opening hours:
10:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday

Access criteria:
Hackspace induction, Biolab induction, relevant project. Additional project specific risk assessments are also likely to be required – e.g. Bio1 Form for bio projects, project risk assessment, chemical COSHH assessment.

What equipment will I find there?
Nikon TE200 fluorescent microscope, Thermal Cycler, Shaking incubator with 6L capacity, Spectrophotometer, fume hood, cell culture hood, bioreactor, heated water bath, sonicating water bath, probe tip sonicator, autoclave, pH meter and balances, deionised water.

Coworking and Learning Zone

Location:
Invention Rooms, White City Campus

Opening hours: 
10:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday

What will I find there? 
A hot desking space for computer work and learning zone for group work. A small office is available for private meetings/calls which can be reserved by contacting Hackspace.

The Hackspace mural wall in the coworking zone
The Invention Rooms cafe space

Interaction Zone Cafe and Garden

Location:
68 Wood Lane, Stadium House, White City Campus

Opening hours:
9:00 – 16:00, Monday to Friday
Opening hours may vary outside of term time 

What will I find there?
The Interaction Zone is a unique public space serving the College and the wider community. It is designed to encourage community interaction and transparency between the college and local community. The Interaction Zone has a café, garden and exhibition space available to staff, students and the general public.

506 EEE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Location:
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Building, South Kensington Campus

Opening hours:
12:00 – late, Monday to Friday

Access criteria:
3D printing Induction, Laser Cutter Induction, Health and Safety agreement and project access request.

To gain access based on building a specific project please contact Eifion or alternatively you can join the Imperial College Robotics Society.

What equipment will I find there?
A one-stop centre for Fused-Deposition-Modelling (FDM) printing and electronics prototyping.

Three students working together in the undergraduate lab

Your Hackspace journey starts here!

Become a member and take the first step towards getting your ideas out of your head (or research paper), and into the real world. From the latest prototyping equipment to the brightest academics and entrepreneurs from across Imperial College, and a supportive, inspiring environment – Advanced Hackspace is a vibrant community like no other and is the best place to realise your ideas and make them a success.

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