Our mission is to foster a collaborative environment for people to make creative things with technology.
What are we?
HackerspaceKL is a community-oriented hackerspace where people make creative things with technology. It will be a place for hackers, coders, geeks, makers, nerds, artists, students, and everyone from all walks of life to hang out and meet each other, work on projects and meet people with similar interest, conduct lectures, workshops, and tutorials, and share knowledge and resources such as electronic equipments, computer devices, and other gadgets. We are similar to other hackerspaces such as Metalab (Vienna, Austria), /tmp/lab (Paris, France), HacDC(Washington DC, USA), Randomdata (Utrecth, The Netherlands), Pumping Station: One (Chicago, IL, USA), and Tog (Dublin, Ireland). Regionally, we are dissimilar to HackerspaceSG (Singapore) due to our orientation towards DIY culture and tinkering, while theirs is more towards social gatherings and co-working.
We also fullfil our social and community role by conducting workshops, trainings and classes on electronics, Open Source, computer security, and any other subject.
What kind of stuff do you guys do?
We do a lot of DIY and tinkering, especially with Arduinos. We organize workshops, such as the FreeBSD essentials. We do Open Source stuff as well. We are open to any project ideas, as long as it involve doing creating things with technology, be it Open Source, electronics, computer security, robotics, or programming. For example, one of our members build QuarterK, a 16×16 LED matrix shield for Arduino.
What is the make up of your members?
We don’t discriminate who can become members. Our members varies from professionals from various industries (mainly in IT and IT security), engineers, students, programmers, system administrators.
Where are we located?
Since February 2010, we are located at 21B, Jalan SS21/A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
What is our legal status?
We have registered ourselves with the Registrar of Society (ROS). As of now, our registration is still under process. We strive to be a not-for-profit organization. We publish our income statement on a monthly basis.
Our income statement for the year 2010 is available here.
Our income statement for the year 2011 is available here.
How do I become a member?
We have two membership types: Professional (working adult): RM50/month and full-time student: RM50/month.
What are the benefits of being a member?
- Use the space, and all the facility that the space provides, such as soldering iron, tools, furnitures, bean bags , etc
- Learn skills from other HackerspaceKL members
- Work on your project with other HackerspaceKL members
- Attend workshops, trainings and classes organized by HackerspaceKL for free
More about hackerspace movement
- DIY Freaks Flock to ‘Hacker Spaces’ Worldwide
- Hackerspace Signal Show Featuring HackerspaceKL
Do I have to be a member?
From time to time we organize workshops, trainings and meetups. These are open for non-members usually for a fee. Guests are allowed to the space accompanied by a member. Guests are not allowed to use any of our equipments.