Is the space open right now?

Umeå Hackerspace is closed.

Normal opening hours are:

Remember to check the open status indicator here on the website before dropping by, since it's not guaranteed that anyone has arrived yet. Or just ask on IRC/XMPP.

We are also listed on spaceapi, which has phone apps available. Just search for "spaceapi" wherever you get your apps, install any one you like, then search for "Umeå Hackerspace".

Articles by mmn

  1. Wind speed monitoring and an oscilloscope?

    By mmn

    Sunday evening and nothing to do? Well, at least this evening there were people in the space and equipment to play with. For example a random wind speed monitoring device that we examined and found out that it's basically just a dumb rotary sensor that triggers an interrupt on your …

  2. OpenLase and first Mifare steps

    By mmn

    Last night we had a great hacking evening with lasers and security-related wireless transmissions. What more can one ask for?

    OpenLase is a sort-of framework with several stand-alone tools which are combined to produce real-time laser graphics with hobbyist-grade components. One of Grill-bit's hackers hast started fiddling with this, getting …

  3. Grillbit skickar delegation till CCC 2010

    By mmn

    [caption id="attachment_157" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Chaos Communication Congress opens doors"][/caption]

    Umeå Hackerspace skickar en delegation till Chaos Communication Congress, 27-30 december. Kongressen är en mötesplats för den internationella hackerscenen. På plats kommer de att ansluta till andra nätaktivister från "oorganisationen" Telecomix, som verkar för ett öppet …

  4. Hacking the SMS bus tickets in Umeå

    By mmn

    [caption id="attachment_150" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Another sample ticket. Don't bother writing it down, it's in the table below."][/caption]

    We're currently trying to reverse engineer the codes for our local bus SMS tickets. There's some information in Swedish at MMN-o's blog (raw data, number description). Here's a …

  5. A case of the bad capacitor

    By mmn

    When doing your dumpster diving tours/raids, it's not unusual to find monitors lying around. Fortunately enough those huge old CRTs are mostly long gone as people want to use their desktop space to store other meaningless crap such as papers and forgotten bits of food. And coffee mugs. So …

  6. Grill-bit closing in on a space

    By mmn

    The local organisation Umeå Teknikresurs has had luck in finding a very good apartment [.se] to rent. The chances are good that it's available on April 1st 2010.

    Umeå Teknikresurs is open to having a hackerspace in the same apartment, considering the similar interests in technical equipment and possible experience …

  7. Software

    By mmn

    Develop software in the hackerspace. We'll have a coffee machine, so supply it with coffee and then write some code.

    We suggest you license your code under a free software license, or public domain. Proprietary software is frowned upon unless it's for reverse engineering.

  8. Grill-bit, Umeå's Hackerspace-to-be

    By mmn

    Hackerspaces are getting more and more common. Sweden's most well-known hackerspace, Forskningsavdelningen, has recently inspired people in Umeå, Sweden, to finally kick it off. People have come together, plans have been made, good spaces have been looked for and domains have been registered.

    The idea behind a hackerspace is that …

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