Thursday Open Night (12/01)

A fairly big turnout for our second Thursday meeting and quite a few things happening to keep people interested.

Ken is running the first of his welding courses for those who want to start really having fun with metal.  Quite a big turnout for the initial talk and introduction to various rods/welders with a few returning after the BBQ for some hands on tutorial and practice with various bits of metals.

The Second BBQ went off well, thanks to Leo for cooking with quite a few hungry people enjoying some fine fair.

Circuit Circus

Hi Folks - on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of January 2017, we'll be demonstrating electronics at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, as part of their School Holiday Program. Our demo will run from 11am till 2pm

"Join Hobart Hackerspace to play with Electrons. Make circuits out of common household objects to light lights and buzz buzzers. Draw a working circuit on paper, hack a lemon, make squishy circuits, and experiment with plasma balls - the only limit is your imagination!"

If you're interested in what else they are offering, take a look at their program: TMAG School Holidays Program


Robot Club

One of our members, Bob Elliot, runs a Robot Club on Friday afternoons for school-age children in Hobart.

He makes regular use of the CNC mill to cut out each wooden chassis.

Bob’s often here during open night too (Wednesday evenings), so please ask for him by name, if you want to learn more about the club.


Open Night

Wednesday nights are our open night. We open the doors at 7pm, and are generally open until 9pm or later, and we are open to everyone. Drinks and chocolates are on sale all year round, and in the summer months, we often have a BBQ running too.

These open nights are a great way to get more familiar with what the hackerspace does, and to meet the the people that use the space. We hope to see you at the next one!

Update: Our open nights are moving to Thursdays in 2017. Our first one will be Thursday 5th January 2017. Hope to see you there!


A core objective of Hobart Hackerspace Inc. is to promote technical innovation in the wider community, as such we sometimes run workshops and public events. We can also arrange special demonstrations and instruction for students of all ages and skill levels.

Here are a sample of some of the workshops that have been run in the past, and may run again in the future. We are always interested in hearing your ideas for workshop topics. Especially if you are able to teach one for us!

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