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Road Closure Affecting Farset Labs

Due to building work within Weavers Court, vehicle access to Farset will be restricted on the 8th and 9th of November. (This weekend) Farset will still be open, but you’ll have to get here via the rear gate of the business park. (See Photo 2 for map)  

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Elections 2014 (Tiny!) Extension

Since we’re such lovely and kind people (but mostly since I’ve been on the road all day without internet and unable to answer some questions), we’re extending the deadline for submission of your pitch from midnight tonight (Sunday) to midnight tomorrow night (Monday). So you’ve just got a little under 22 hours to polish off that thousand character manifesto and […]

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Results from CoderDojo Attendee Survey

A few weeks ago we sent out survey requests to anyone who’d attended (and registered) to our CoderDojo programme since day one. This was so we could get a better handle on what we were doing well, and maybe not so well, and was also intended to answer one simple question; which day is better […]

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Your good deed for the week: Reablement Hacking Session

Farset has been one of the organisations working on this project for a while and it’s now time to open it up fully to our community – we’re all really looking forward to seeing what emerges from the hack night. The aim of the project is to develop a system to, among other things, capture […]

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It’s Pi Approximation Day – Anyone want to Launch a Raspberry Pi into Space with Us?

The date is 22/7, or Pi Approximation Day, so it’s a good day to announce Northern Ireland’s very own charitable space programme, and start work on sending a Raspberry Pi into space. We’ve picked this project deliberately because it will require people with a wide range of skills and interests to collaborate, hopefully uniting our […]

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GOL4 – Back again

Gathering of Lightning, Farset Labs’ highly successful ad-hoc presentation series, is coming back! 7th March 1730-2000 This time around we’re working in collaboration with the QUB Science Shop to bring in some weird and wonderful presenters (on top of the usual bunch of miscreants). We’re still working on confirming an event sponsor so it may […]

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Movies, Music and Democracy

We’ve added a few events to our calendar, accessible here, so, in case you’ve missed any, we’ve got a round-up of the coming week’s festivities. First up, we’ve got FEAST/FAMINE on Sunday night, kicking off at 7pm. The usual, relaxed format applies, so come down, grab a takeaway and end the week in cinematic style. […]

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GaelHack: The Irish Maker Camp, 7-9 June 2013

The date (and name) is set on the first All Ireland Maker Camp. With hackers and makers from all over Ireland getting in buses and trundling off into the isolated Irish countryside for a weekend of geeking out, this promises to be a weekend not to be missed! We’ll be representing the riotous north, and […]

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HacksHackers with Bobbie Johnson

The October HacksHackers event at Farset Labs played host to Bobbie Johnson of Matter fame, who also regularly contributes to the popular GigaOM site and is proprietor of the brilliant @ifyouonly. Bobbie flew over from Brighton specifically for the two-hour event, and landed mid-morning in the George Best Belfast City Airport. After some breakfast, he and those at Farset settled […]

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Open Evening

All the time, we’re talking to people about what we do at Farset Labs, and often, when we talk about our amazing community, people have two reactions: Awesome! These people can help me learn and grow! Ahh crap, I don’t want to butt in on their clique And so, to try and fix that secondary […]

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