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 +This is focused to be  Landlord friendly, currently discussing with Abbeymount Techbase  ​
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 +Edinburgh Hacklab is both a space for people to work on creative technological projects, individually and together, and a community of artists, tech geeks and those somewhere in between. We share a common cause in being limited by what can be done at home and in wanting access to better equipment in a dedicated space, and the opportunity to meet and collaborate with like-minded people.
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 +Hacklab is incorporated as a Limited company by guarantee, with a board of 5 directors. The new member procedure includes attending a few open nights to allow two existing members to support the application,​ followed by a period of consultation with existing members and approval by the directors . Once a member'​s application has been accepted they receive a set of keys so they are able to use the facilities at any time. The board has powers to suspend a member and require them to return keys in the event of their conduct falling short of what is expected. A register of members and their addresses are maintained in accordance with the Companies Act 2006   
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 +Like other similar spaces around the UK and beyond there also a strong educational side, with members running open workshops. Currently ​ two open nights are run a week at which non-members can access the community, space and most of the facilities. All open nights have a least one member present who is responsible for unlocking/​locking the space.
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 +There is also a monthly music night where musical creations by the hacklab community are demonstrated. This has spawned various collaborations and some involvement with the science festival. Typically about 15 people would attend a music night, with the noise levels being low.
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 +Founded in August 2010 with an initial 12 members, the hacklab ​ has grown to 20 members. We require a bigger space in order to allow the growth to continue.
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 +The mixed nature of the group means that usage would vary and each project is unique, but core activities in the space include programming,​ soldering, making electronic circuit boards, light machining such as using a lath and laser cutting. Current usage of our space during 9am-5pm office hours is generally light as the majority of members have full time jobs or are attending university during the day.
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