We are Open Shed, a new hackspace based in Penzance, Cornwall.
We need your help to continue our project's great progress. We have already begun to refurbish and kit out our newly acquired premises in central Penzance in the far west of Cornwall, UK. We want to provide a great physical space for members to work, share ideas and make things.
But there's more. We're unusual in opening in a market town rather than a city or university town. This is a leap of faith and presents us with some challenges, but we're keen to prove that it can be done. Part of our approach is to lay on great courses and events to bring out the latent hacker in adults and to develop the next generation of young tinkerers and makers.
We're all about empowering people to take control of the technology which surrounds us all. Fixing electronics, recycling computers, developing phone apps, learning to program a PIC and maintiaining a bicycle are all activities we'd like to bring within. In fact, we like these ideas so much, we set up a social enterprise to carry them out.
Find out more about the people behind Open Shed.
We're a hackspace. We're in Penzance. If anyone can use a pirate design on some swag, then it's us! Help support Open Shed and buy one of our pirate-themed t-shirts.
The design is to your right and available if you buy Early Bird Membership as an add-on, or if you support us at Electronics Enabler level.
They will be screen-printed at Open Shed by Open Shed members. Pirate Hackspace T-Shirts, direct from Penzance.
These will be printed and sent out after the funding window ends. Please let us know which size you require (S, M, L, XL, XXL) when you back us by clicking on "Order Comments" on the checkout page. Thanks!
In the last three months Open Shed has gone from a seed idea to becoming a registered non-profit company with our own premises. Our team of volunteers has worked wonders refurbishing the space so far, but we need your financial help to get it finished.
We're making a vibrant and flexible place to meet people, build things, fix things. A place to work, a place to learn, space to be creative with technology. Our coworking space for members will encourage the social elements of working and foster skills and knowledge exchange.
Our membership subscriptions and coffee sales will pay for the rent and other outgoings, but we need your financial help to get us kitted out, and we have a great offer on early-bird memberships that you can but to help us reach our goal.
We are run on volunteer efforts and encourage deeper participation. We're a worker cooperative, so members who volunteer can become co-op members too and have an equal say in how Open Shed is run.
Open Shed Facilities
When finished, we will provide coworking facilities, conference and activity rooms, machine shop, bike kitchen, electronics lab, retro arcade machines, and free wifi throughout. Our café is already up and running serving great coffee to help fund the hackspace and provide a relaxed social environment.
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