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Farset Labs 2.0: Nearly ready to go!

Our expansion and revovation – the biggest project in the history of the charity – is nearing the end of build schedule. Find out about the fantastic progress that has been made and the exciting new space for the community!

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Farset Labs 2.0: Expanding, renovating, improving

At the ripe old age of seven, we’re moving. But only for a while…

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Now offering in-space advertising

Farset Labs has accomplished a lot in the past 5 years, stimulated by the goodwill of the STEAM community, and underpinned by the direct financial support of the membership. However, like many others in the community and voluntary sector, we face continually rising overheads despite efficiently delivering our charitable aims. As such, we’re exploring a […]

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Launching @MakerAssemblyNI: 16th March

EDIT: Schedule released below We’ve been quietly toiling away in the background to bring the movers, shakers and taste makers of the UK Maker Community  (and beyond!) to Belfast for a one day mini-conference, set up to tear down some misconceptions about the community and to address some of the unique challenges faced in our […]

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Farset Labs 3rd Birthday Anniversary Celebration – 13th April

Can you believe it has been 3 years since we opened our doors? We’re going to have a bit of a party, and Farset Labs invite you to come and celebrate with us on Monday 13th April – as a thank you for helping us on our way, and to look forward to many more […]

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Getting kids excited about Computer Science in Northern Ireland

The following is a combined position paper and call-to-action for a project that many of us have been working on behind the scenes for a long time now, especially Andrew Mulholland who’s taken over the operation of the Raspberry Jam programme. Andrew and I collaborated on this document to put forward our plans for a […]

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Mmmmmm, Free Pi

So far we’ve run this crazy ship on the tireless input of a bunch of visionary volunteers. I am in a constant state of wonder and gratitude for this continued effort. Nobody asks for thanks in return but it’s always nice when the good karma pays off a little. The Hello World Foundation is kindly sending us […]

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Custom Clothing

We’ve been doing our research and we’re going to put in an order for custom embroidered clothing. We’re pretty sure we’ve covered the main items that people will want, but if you really want to get something else done, give me a shout at david (at) farsetlabs.org.uk and I’ll see what can be done. Currently […]

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First Farset Bring and Buy Sale

We had our Town Hall meeting over the weekend, which was a great success that we’ll be posting about separately, but one of the suggestions from our fantastic community was to bring back the old-school idea of tech-swaps, or ‘Bring and Buy Sales’. Bringing back the classic swap-shop atmosphere with a bang, and also hopefully raise some funds […]

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You did it! Our 3D printer is in the post!

Our long and exciting Sponsume campaign is finally over, and there is evidently plenty of support for a 3D printer within the space – we raised over £100 extra by the time the fundraiser was finished. In the time that it ran, we saw very evident spikes and patterns, which coincided nicely with various announcements and […]

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