September 22, 2021

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

A new Hackspace started by Imperial College's Mechanical Engineering department enables ‘Do-It-Yourself’ enthusiasts to pool resources ...




Hackspaces have become a cultural and community space where ‘Do-It-Yourself’ enthusiasts come together to pool resources, share ideas, and work on individual projects.

The worldwide Hackspace movement has been labelled anti-capitalist by some critics, but that didn’t stop Imperial College’s Mechanical Engineering department creating their own.

Keeren Flora investigates the new hackspace and asks what all this creative free rein might achieve.