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The hackspace has a number of small, self-governing teams that maintain particular parts of the space - covering specific tools, systems or areas. All teams have a channel in the team slack where they work.

Questions for teams

If you have a question about something a team looks after they can be contacted on the team email or Slack channel (listed on their team page). Likewise if you are interested in joining a team, email them or use Slack. Please note, however, that Slack is not a way for you to ask for things to be done - it's purely for teams to organise between themselves.

Trustee Oversight

All teams in the Hackspace are ultimately responsible to the Trustees who have delegated certain powers and responsibilities to the teams.

To be a member of a team a Trustee needs to approve and add you in HMS.

All team members can email, or contact Trustees on Slack with questions.


There are a range of Team Tools and Resources available for teams to work productively.

Active Teams

Note Note: Last updated - February 2022
Team Purpose Trustee contact
3D Printing To keep the 3D Printers running and functional, as well as offering inductions.
Bike Team to manage the bike parking and maintenance areas. Responsible for tools in the bike area.
CNC To look after the CNC Area, and tools for computer aided manufacture.
Communications To look after our outward facing presence, such as our website, newsletter, twitter and facebook.
Craft & Textiles To develop the craft & textiles facilities into an exciting, appealing area
Electronics To keep the Electronics area of the space stocked with consumables & the tools well maintained.
Infrastructure To look after the Hackspace's infrastructure
Laser To look after the Laser Cutter in the space, including inductions.
Membership To look after member admin duties, from running HMS and answering questions of new and prospective members, to conducting tours during Open Nights.
Metalworking To look after the Hackspace's Metalworking Area.
Network To look after the Hackspace's networking.
Safety To identify safety risks and monitor existing issues. This is primarily overseen directly by the Trustees due to the lawful requirements to run our space safely.
Resources and Snackspace To look after all the communal consumables in the space, from toilet roll to Stanley knife blades. Requests from members are accepted and encouraged. To look after the Hackspace's vending machine, drinks and snacks.
Software To develop bespoke software for running the hackspace. From Gatekeeper to Snackspace and HMS, the hackspace wouldn't run without this level of automation.
Woodworking To look after the Hackspace's dusty area and associated tools

Inactive Teams

These teams are under more immediate review.

Team Purpose Notes
Tools To identify the need to purchase new and replacement small tools for the workshop, and to provide input to the consumables and craft teams concerning the need to buy spare parts. Tools are currently being covered by the teams covering each area (Woodworking, Metalworking, Craft, 3D Printers, Electronics).

Occasional teams

See also

Methods Reoccurring tasksToDoCleaning the hackspaceWaste and Recycling InitiativeInfrastructure projectsProjects looking for collaboratorsEventsNewsletterHack the Space DaysHackspace tourMember's meetingsTrustees
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