Potteries Hackspace

Let's make something!

We're building a soapbox cart!

 Mar 1, 2017 | Comments

We’ve signed up to the “Stoke-on-Trent Soapbox Derby”.

It’ll be on 4th June at 11am onwards at Hanley Park, Cleveland Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4DX.

We’ve come up with a name, a few designs and we have an idea for how it’s all actually going to work.

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Tool up!

 Jan 5, 2017 | Comments

Hope you’ve all had a nice break over the festive period and are looking forward to the New Year ahead.

As you may know, we’ve moved the Hackspace to the city centre.

We’re now at:

50 Broad St, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, ST1 4EU

We’ve been here for a few months now and are pretty settled in now and we’re raring to go.

That’s the good news.



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Renew Your Membership

 May 15, 2016 | Comments

Hi all,

We’d like to share with you the current situation for Potteries Hackspace membership subscriptions and how we have arrived at an annual based model for basic membership with a monthly opt-in for full access to the space.

In our recent meetings, we’ve reviewed our budget for the coming year and put forward a proposal that reflects the changing needs and wants of the group.

There was also a problem identified in that there are a number of interested people who want to contribute to or support the Potteries Hackspace organisation but may not require space.

The proposed solution is to have a basic membership option without any benefits of a space.

Potteries Hackspace has evolved since we moved out of the former Newcastle-under-Lyme based garage space in 2015. Our initial reaction to moving out was to try and find a similar space, but having searched high and low, we’ve struggled to find a space like that within our budget.

Our budget depends entirely on the number of active members we have and how much they are prepared to pay each month.



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Hackspace Meetup in Stoke

 May 10, 2016 | Comments

Since January we did a soft announce to let people know that we will be meeting up at Wavemaker, a sister project in the City Centre.



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New Space Survey

 Apr 20, 2016 | Comments

Greetings all,

As many of you know, we’ve been on the hunt for a new space.

Good news! We’ve found a suitable space.

If this is the news you’ve been waiting for, then now’s the chance to get involved.

We’ve sent out a survey to our subscription members and we’ve managed to get a budget that is 90% of the way there.

With your help, we’ll hit our target and be in a comfortable position to establish Potteries Hackspace in the new space.

Please let us know your answers to these few questions on our survey:

The new space, based in the Hanley, our city centre…

Potteries Hackspace is a hackspace is a place for people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science or art, can meet, socialise and/or collaborate.

Our aim is to provide and maintain a shared community workspace and equipment, to further our skills and share experience with the community around Stoke-on-Trent and the wider Potteries area.

The best way to get involved is to become part of our community online and join the discussions on our mailing list. We’d love to get to know you, so the easiest way to get started is by introducing yourself to us on the Potteries Hackspace groups mailing list.