Mother of invention is alive and well in Oxford

lovehzI took a trip last night to Oxford Hackspace – it’s only three minutes from here across the spooky bridge across the railway line*.

But Oxford Hackspace is a great place to hack  -  to make things, to break things up, to recreate and to mash things about.  The bunch is  really friendly, and have a social night on a Thursday in the Ovada space  – you can fnd directions on its web site. Sewing machines, 3D printers, a fridge full of booze and fun people who are doing things – it’s a place to be if you’re a developer, a builder a techie and an inventor interested in stuff.

These Oxford Hackspace folk have some great things happening there if you’re a geek or even a Mageek. For example, Ben, Lauren  and others are working on love-hz.com – connecting sensors – just check out the pilot project here.  Pretty soon the internet of fangs will be with us.  These folk are inventors – and if you’re of a similar bent, check these people out or join in.

* That bridge could do with a few additional lights, by the way. There’s something about a cemetery at a crossroads with a bridge that isn’t lit very well that gives you a weird feeling.

5 responses to “Mother of invention is alive and well in Oxford

  1. I remember that bridge, Mike, from when I used to live on Mill Street Long ago. It was always a good place to go and think.

  2. invention means knowing parts, on digicam, not just taking aprt into even more useless pieces, fixing digicam ,understanding error & how to fix makes reasoned mind.

    to own mill, frankensteins’ rebirth lab….

    drashek

  3. Oxford Hackspace’s first birthday is TODAY and we’re throwing a do in an
    actual big hall and YOU’RE INVITED!

    It will be held in the downstairs hall of the East Oxford Community
    Centre on Princes St. off Cowley Road, from 6-11pm. We will also have
    access to OARC, the upstairs room where we were founded one year ago on
    Friday.

    The party will be a POTLUCK, which means that everyone brings a dish or
    drinks of their choice to add to the buffet to share. However, we’re
    not allowed to bring alcohol in–but never fear, there will be a
    well-stocked bar that opens onto our huge room instead!

    There will be loads of table space for food and creations and tinkering,
    and a microwave and kettle will be available.

    So bring yourself, bring your other half, bring any cool projects you
    want to work on or show off, and a dish to share! (Please no mince
    pies…!) It’s going to be a great time!

    Hope to see you LATER TODAY!

    Please if you’re coming to the party on Friday night, indicate what
    dish/drinks you are bringing on this spreadsheet so I can get an idea of
    what to prepare and how many people are coming. Microwave, small fridge
    and kettle available. No one goes hungry!!

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoKM-UdKdJm6dE83ZlFzVnd2d3dyWGhSekctMXJOYWc&usp=sharing

    Also, the bar asked us what some good things to stock were, and I told
    them ales and Scottish drinks based on social night historical
    requirements Feel free to add a note in the notes section with
    instructions for me to ask for better things (you know, with
    examples)–the earlier the better as they’ll be shopping shortly!

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