All your prototyping needs covered

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 attend a health and safety briefing as part of their induction. You won’t be able to use any of the Hackspace facilities until you’ve had your briefing.

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.

Electronic and Digital Manufacturing Workshop

Location:
Invention Rooms, White City Campus

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

Access criteria:
Hackspace induction, 3D printing induction.

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

Metal and Wood Workshop

Location: Invention Rooms, White City Campus
 
Opening hours:  Not currently available.
 
What equipment will I find there?
Metal: Metal Lathe, Europa CNC mill, Swivel head bandsaw, Guillotine, Welding Station.
Wood: Piranha Laser cutter, Bandsaw, Pillar drill, Thicknesser, Disk and Belt sander, Spartan CNC Router, Power tools, Hand tools.

Bio Lab

Location:
Invention Rooms, White City Campus

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

Access criteria:
Hackspace induction, Relevant Bio Project, Completed Bio1 Form, Project Risk Assessment

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

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.

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.

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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