Imperial College Advanced Hackspace provides access to a network of facilities across the college campuses in White City and South Kensington.  

These include electrical and mechanical engineering workshops, a digital fabrication spaces, physical computing workspace, as well as linking machinery with relevant skills in labs across the university. 

The Invention Rooms - White City

Facility Details

Challenge

Challenge Room

Access Times:
10:00 – 23:00, Monday to Friday
Requirements: 
Registration to the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
Equipment:

Ideas space to hang out, draw on the walls, plan, meet and chat.

Yellow

Electronic and Digital Manufacturing

Access Times: 
10:00 – 23:00, Monday to Friday.

Requirements: 
Registration with the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, Hackspace Invention Rooms induction, 3D printing Induction.
Equipment: 
FDM printers, VLS2.30 Laser Cutter and Soldering/assembly stations. 

A one-stop centre for Fused-Deposition-Modelling (FDM) printing and electronics prototyping. 

Purple

Bio Lab

Access Times: 
10:00 – 23:00, Monday to Friday

Requirements: 
Registration with the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, Hackspace Invention Rooms induction, Relevant Bio Project, Completed Bio1 Form, Project Risk Assessment

Equipment: 
Nikon TE200 fluorescent microscope, Thermal Cycler, Shaking incubator with 6L capacity, fluorometer, Spectrophotometer, fume hood, cell culture hood, bioreactor, heated water bath, sonicating water bath, probe tip sonicator, autoclave, pH meter and balances.

 

 

Facility Details

Red

Metal and Wood Workshop

Access Times:
10:00 – 23:00, Monday to Friday - By appointment ONLY
Requirements: 
The Metal and Wood Workshop is currently not openned to members.

When the facility is up and running the requirement of the space will likely be:

A registration to the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, Invention Room induction and any machine specific inductions required.

Equipment:
Metal: Metal Lathe, Europa CNC mill, Swivel head bandsaw, Guillotine, Welding Station.

Wood: Piranha Laser cutter, Bandsaw, Pillar drill, Thicknesser, Disk and Belt sander, Spartan CNC Router, Power tools, Hand tools.

506 EEE

506 EEE (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Access Times: 
09:00 – late, Monday to Friday, based on a project by project basis and time requirement.

Requirements: 
3D printing Induction, Laser Cutter Induction, Health and Safety agreement and project access request (see below). 
Equipment: 
FDM printers, VLS3.60 Laser Cutter, Soldering stations and bigger build space. 

At 506EEE ICRS and ICAH members can test their hardware electronic prototypes; solder their components, design their PCBs and laser cut. To gain access based on building a specific project please contact e.nightingale@imperial.ac.uk or alternatively you can join the Imperial College Robotics Society

ACE 150

ACE 150

Access Times: 
08:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday - Access is currently on hold. If you wish to be put on our waiting list for access, please inform e.nightingale@imperial.ac.uk

Requirements: 
Postgraduates and staff only, complete induction and half-day training. Please contact the ICAH team to register your interest and sign up to waiting list.
Equipment: 
Air benches, Bandsaw, Pillar dril, Bobbin sander, disc sander, circular saw (technician use only), panel saw (technician use only).

This large workshop gives members access to powered wood and plastics machinery, ventilated resin room as well as a substantial bench area for working on and assembling projects.