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One off events


What: Introduction to FOSS design tools - Inkscape and FreeCAD
When: Sunday 24th Feb, 12pm onwards
Who: Open to all

A one off event, providing an introduction to using Inkscape and FreeCAD.

Inkscape is a 2D vector graphics program which can be used to prepare designs and artwork for use many of the machines in the hackspace, including the laser cutter and vinyl cutter.

FreeCAD is a 3D design tool, allowing parts to be created, modified and manipulated in 3D. These parts can then be exported for 3D printing, CNC milling or turned into technical drawings to be used in more traditional manufacturing methods.

Both tools are free and open source, and should be downloaded and installed before the workshop if possible: https://inkscape.org/ and https://www.freecadweb.org/downloads.php
Note that Linux users should probably use their usual package manager instead!

Regularly occuring events


When: Every Monday, 7pm - 9:30pm
What: Open Social Night
Where: Swansea Hackspace, 4th Floor, 11 Wind Street, Swansea. SA1 1DP

Regular Open Night and Social, open to everyone, feel free to drop in, have a look around, and meet people.

If you don't have building access, Buzz Us and someone will let you in! Directions & Map...

Monthly2 & 4Wednesday

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday Every Month. 7pm on
What: Handmade Crafternoon
Who: Free and open to non-members
Next: Wednesday 27th February 2019

If you are interested in learning to knit, crochet, or sew, or if you already know how to do it and you would like to meet other people and craft socially come on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month to Swansea Hackspace!

The idea is to create a friendly and inclusive place for everyone interested in crafts to nurture their creativity! we hope that with enough interest we can organize yarn-bombing activities around the city!

You can buy fairly cheap material from Swansea Market to start with, and we have a small selection of material in stock on the day if you if you don't have any yourself. If you are looking to learn try to choose bright coloured thick yarn (acrylic is perfect to learn on) and large knitting needles or crochet hooks! If you are already a knitter or a crocheter bring your project with you for everyone to admire and get inspired!


When: 1st Wednesday of the Month 7pm
What: Monthly Induction Courses
Who: Members Only (Fees may apply)
Next: Wednesday 6th March 2019

This monthly session will feature a cycling set of induction courses on the various tools and equipment available in the space. Each course will familiarise you with the correct procedures for using a given piece of equipment, and qualifies you to use it without supervision.

There is likely to be a cover charge for these courses to cover the tool usage fees and materials consumed during the course, a full list of dates and fees will be published shortly. Each course is hands on, you will be instructed in the correct procedures and then be expected to demonstrate them for the examiner.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • February: Laser Cutter
  • March: 3D Printer(s)

Monthly1 & 3Tuesday

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday Every Month. 7pm onwards
What: Axespace at the Hackspace
Next: Tuesday 5th March 2019

A new section in the hackspace dedicated to guitar tuning, luthiery and general maintenance with likeminded people.

Please note the Axespace aims to expand the Hackspace's repertoire of skill and knowledge, not become the Hackspace School of Rock!


When: Saturday 4th May 2019 - Midday onwards...
What: Hack the Space!
Who: anyone that wants to help out or get involved

Our quarterly event where we take a Saturday afternoon out to have a general tidy up, sort through the accumulated junk at the space, make improvements and reorganise stuff. We take this opportunity to examine current stock and equipment levels, make purchasing plans, and discuss ideas for projects and improvements. This is a great way to get involved and influence what the space has to offer. Some lunch will be provided.

Agenda for Saturday 4th May 2019

Coming / Returning Soon...


When: Saturday March 24th, 1pm - 6:30pm Postponed
What: Pizza Making Party
Who: Anyone, £1.50 on the door

Come forth once more to make pizza! £1.50 on the door. Bring your own cheese (or cheese alternative, for the vegetablists) toppings of your choice and pizza pan (optional, but highly recommended), we'll provide the dough and oven. we can only really cater for 12 people max, so it's first come, first served!


When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday Every Month (Winter only). 7pm on
What: Flight Club
Who: Free and open to non-members
An evening for drone and quadcopter enthusiasts. Bring your current drones and projects along for repairs, upgrades, as well as help and guidance for those interested in getting into the hobby. There will also be demonstrations and flying of micro-drones.

For full details and rules please see the Flight Club Guide


When: Coming Soon
What: Saturday Open Hack Day
Who: Free and open to everyone

One Saturday a month we will throw the doors open for an Open hack night, where members and non-members alike can bring their projects to work on, ask questions and get help from the regulars, or just hang out and socialise.

Your Event?Soon

What: Whatever you want to see happen
When: Pick a Date and let us know
Who: Could be free to everyone, or have a cover charge for materials

This is your hackspace. Whilst the directors have to take care of the paperwork and legal aspects of running the hackspace, they are volunteers and members just like you, and don't always have the time to put on workshops of their own, but you don't need to be a director to run a workshop or other event, you don't even need to be an "expert" at anything.

If you have any kind of skill or craft that you are enthusiastic about, maybe something you just got started on, or something you wanted to try out but never found the time. Pretty much anything that you want to share with the world, or that would be more interesting if done as a group, can become a workshop of some kind.

If you have such an idea then please share it, simply pick a date from the calendar that isn't already in use, and let the dirctors know. This can be a one off, or a recurring event, choice is yours. We will take care of listing and advertising it for you, we can also take care of obtaining any materials you need if you let us know in advance.

That's all there is to it, no costs, no forms, just pick a date and do it!

We welcome anyone that would like to run a workshop, or add Suggestions you would like to see.

You can also see a list of past Technical and Social meetings.

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