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Repair Cafe Stoke-on-Trent

 May 20, 2017 | Comments

Whether you have something that needs fixing or can volunteer to help, come down!

You are looking at the regions first repair cafe! You’ve asked for it and we have responded.

Wavemaker are teaming up with Potteries hack space we are proud to bring you our first Repair Cafe. Bring your broken, electronic items, toys, devices and anything that will challenge our team of super hackers and electronic wizards. Note, this isn’t a drop off facility, this to give advice and help you fix your gear.

The event is FREE and is kid friendly! Woop woop! So come and have a coffee and a mingle.

So, what are you doing on Saturday 27th May?

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Onwards and upwards for the Stoke Soapbox Derby

 Apr 18, 2017 | Comments

Over the last few weeks we’ve been putting together our plans to build a cart.

We entered our cart, “Kiln’ it” into the Redbull Soapbox Race.

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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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