I (Alon Levy) have visited the biology DIY group in London Hackerspace and the hackerspace itself for the first and only (so far) time last Wednesday, at their weekly get together. I had a great time and a few lessons I want to record and hopefully act on. This is an initial post that needs elaboration, mainly adding images and starting internal projects. My main takes are:
- They have a 3 week, 3 stage (1st, 2nd and 3rd weeks) outgoing items system, like Kfir started.
- They have an RFID system tied to due payments, your card works for the months you payed for.
- They have 2000 paying members (here I go and sob a little, then return)
- The Biohackers are a separate group in a group
- they have their own additional company.
- you can buy anything with a company (London Biology or something like that).
- their expenses that are non-project-related are negligble (additional 10 quid per person per month)
- they got a lot of equipment (the bulk of it) from donations from universities and companies that think what they do is cool.
- one dude is doing a kambucha based 3d printer (0.5 mm/day), because - (this place left intentionally blank)
- They have nice guidelines (insert picture and list here)
- They have a good easy to navigate front page
- some more stuff, I'll add notes from my images, and the images, later.