International Open Day for hackerspaces, 29 March 2014

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Just like the past three years, the hackerspace community will open their doors to the public, at Saturday the 29th of March 2014.

Designing 3D printed cookie cutters, make your own soap, milling furniture, adjusting the colors of your living room lamps to the movie you’re watching and checking how secure Whatsapp really is. It’s all possible in a hackerspace.
A hackerspace is an environment where creative, legal, technical and other interested people join together to work on, think about and talk over a wide variety of subjects. “Some of these projects are really practical, others are more “because we can”. What is always the same is our goal to gather knowledge, work together and share our knowledge”, thus, founder of hackerspace Frack, Jildou Gerritsma.

The members of the Dutch hackerspaces demonstrate this goal to share their knowledge by inviting all the curious people to come by and see what’s possible. It will soon become clear that hacking is not only a thing that will take place behind a computerscreen.
Hackerspace Bitlair, in Amersfoort, is working on a lasercutter, in the Amsterdam hackerspace, techinc, there are two 3D printers and hackerspace Frack in Leeuwarden build a large CNC cutter. “The hackerspaces like to supplement each other and work together where possible. This way we can learn from each others faults, increase our knowledge and will we be able to offer a wide variety of projects all around the country”, explains Dave Borghuis, the founder of Tkkrlab.

Next to building machines, members also work on projects to, for example, remotely open the front door of their space, or to adjust the temperature of multiple areas via the internet. There’s also a collaboration with a library to teach kids how to solder, there are privacy workshops on multiple locations and spaces work together with municipalities regarding security and open data.

The open day will be a colorful whole, with activities spread all through the country. Every hackerspace will have their own interpretation. An overview of activities and opening times can be found on the website of the participating space.
Everybody is welcome to come over. Doors will be opened from 10am and around 17 the day program will come to an end. Some spaces are also open in the evening.

Registration is not necessary, but it’s appreciated if the press will make mention of themselves beforehand.

Participating spaces are:

* Wien, Metalab –

* Campinas: LHC –

* Siegen, Hackspace Siegen –

* Belfast : Farset Labs –

12 Dutch hackerspaces are joining

* Almere: Sk1llz –
* Amersfoort: Bitlair –
* Amsterdam: Technologia Incognita –
* Amsterdam: LAG –
* Arnhem: Hack42 –
* Den Haag: Revelation Space –
* Eindhoven : MADspace –
* Enschede: TkkrLab –
* Heerlen: ACKspace –
* Leeuwarden: Frack –
* Utrecht: RandomData –
* Wageningen: NURDspace –

====United Kingdom====
* Belfast : Farset Labs –
* Reading : RMS Rlab Makerspace –