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What is “Farset Labs”?

Over the years, several attempts have been made at making a Hackerspace/Makerspace  in Belfast, the aims of which were slightly different but centred around creating a shared experimental facility for the NI tech community. Some people have called it a ‘Geek Gym’, or a ‘Tech Playground’, others have called it ‘An Amateur Version of the NITC‘ but finally, Farset Labs is near realising that goal. Whichever goal that is.

'How does that work?' 'We have no idea, yet...'
'How does that work?' 'We have no idea, yet...'

A strong community of technical students and professionals has worked on this for many months (in some cases years), and we’re getting near the finish line.

We are going to build a space where people of all technical interests and experiences can come together to work on crazy individual or group projects. A space where people who may not be exposed to the latest and greatest bleeding edge computing technologies, can experiment with them in a near-enterprise server environment without having to piss off the boss. A space where where those ideas that would otherwise need lots of additional equipment, can be rapidly built and tested, in a relaxed environment. A space where people can chill out between projects and play with Legos.

It’s taken time to get this far, and it’s going to take a lot of time and community support to make this successful.