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Planned Event: Embedded Programming; Fun with Boards

Farset Labs is planning on running an event to introduce any person of any age to embedded programming; spanning from building your own controller board that you can take home, right up to programming it with some basic functionality. But we want to get the community’s opinion before we set anything in stone. Please, take […]

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No such thing as a free lunch

Today (Sunday) only! Heat death is reversed, pigs fly, and satan skates to work. And there’s a free lunch.

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Community Choice: Tech-Get-Together

As we creep up towards 100 Facebook likes, it’s about time that we started some proper community events on a regular basis. When do you want to have a weekly tech-get-together in the Event Space? We want to open up the space to our community, just to chill out and chat about their working/playing week […]

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Paint It Black: This Weeks Updates

Things move quickly here at Farset Towers ^H^H^H^H^H Labs. Twenty four hours ago, we had nothing special happening soon and no real ‘pattern’ of events. We hadn’t made any real changes to the space other than the brilliant work that the Weavers Court contractors have done to get the space up to spec. First big […]

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Liveblog: Launch-day Lunacy

Today is the day; After a long time coming (too long for some), Farset Labs is ready to launch in an ‘open beta’ stage. From 1500, we’ll open the doors (for a small fee for non-members), and we’ll be live-blogging here for your delectation. To get involved in the community; join us on IRC, Facebook, Twitter, […]

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Donation Day

Thank you very much to everyone who has offered to donate equipment to Farset Labs – we’re very grateful, as members’ generosity is what has allowed us to start. However, none of it is in the space yet, so we’d like to let you know that today (Wednesday 4th April), Farset Labs will be open […]

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Launch-Day Hackathon

Friday 6th April, 1500 – Saturday 7th April 1500 This is our ‘soft launch’ event running with no equipment, no budget, very little furniture, no PR and a case of beer. Entry will be £5, or Free for members (Sign-up will be available on-site, hint hint), and we’ll try and get some munchies/a few drinks […]

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Nearly There! Updates and Donation Request

Things have been moving fairly quickly (compared to the normal speed of Northern Irish progress), but it’s about time we made a public update. Due to the practicalities of developing something like this, a lot of the day-to-day development of Farset Labs has been done with little publicity. This was to maintain clear communication within […]

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What do we want? STUFF! When do we want it? SOON!

This post will be updated as we go along (Up until we move everything in). If you want to contribute to this list, participate in the Farset Labs IdeaScale

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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‘ […]