Getting the Blue into Hackerspaces

The following hackerspaces have been shortlisted to receive a HackRF Blue. If you know of another hackerspace that you think should be on this list, please contact us.

Garage Lab Argentina
Makerspace@Burch Bosnia
Raul Hacker Club Brazil
Hackafe Bulgaria
burgaslab Bulgaria
Initlab Bulgaria
Dongguanmaker China
Alexandria Hackerspace Egypt
House 4 Hack South Africa
BinarySpave South Africa
FABlab Namibia
woelab Togo
Nairobi Dev School Nairobi
Sahara Labs Morocco
Cyberhippietotalism Spain
Laboratório Hacker Brazil
Mecanicat Hacktaller Peru
CoLAB Cambodia Cambodia
Fikra Space Iraq
Iranian hackerspace Iran – Note: we are currently in discussion with customs officials regarding export limitations affecting this hackerspace.
SMART Lab Pakistan
Infinity India
PotentialLabs India
HasGeek Workshop India
Centre for Internet and Society India
Vigyan Ashram DIY Lab India
Laredo Philippines
I3 Detroit United States

Criteria:

The hackerspace must be non-profit in intention and have 30 or more active members. Membership fees must be reasonable, and members must be able to bring friends into the hackerspace for free. Hackerspaces that charge hourly fees for usage by non-members are not acceptable. The hackerspace must also have regular “open nights” and conduct demonstrations etc. The hackerspace must be located in a region where it would be difficult for an average member to afford a HackRF themselves.

Update: we are now accepting teams from educational institutions that have specific goals. Let us know what your team is doing and you might get a free HackRF!

Rationale:

Software Defined Radio is the spark that will give rise to the next generation of wireless technologies, we want to see innovative minds all around the globe being involved and contributing to this. People in disadvantaged regions are generally more innovative than their counterparts in more affluent regions, however they have less access to technology. Apart from this, even in “developed” nations, there are plenty of people who can contribute but simply cannot afford this kind of hardware. Software Defined Radio is a pivotal technology and if it is widely adopted and a large developer base precipitates, all people who benefit from radio communication technology (i.e. practically all people, everywhere) will benefit.

Suggest a Hackerspace:

You can suggest a hackerspace simply by making a comment on this page. Please include as much information as possible, such as website, email and phone, and the reasons why you think it should be included.

Update 13th December: We will contact you directly through the email address you provide when writing your comment or through the contact form, however this will only happen when we need more information to prioritize your hackerspace. If your comment is approved and displayed on this page, it means your hackerspace has been shortlisted and placed in our prioritized list. The vast majority of people have used our contact form to let us know about their hackerspace and this will not be displayed here, but most have been placed in the list. As an example, our list currently has 187 hackerspaces on it and based on the Indiegogo numbers today (which of course we expect to increase) we will actually get to about 76 of these, so prioritization is important. Prioritization is done through a discussion and voting process by members of the Hong Kong hackerspace. This is based mostly on the criteria above, i.e. how effective would a free HackRF at your hackerspace be in terms of increasing the size of the developer community and how difficult would it be for people in your area to buy one themselves (in comparison to all the other hackerspaces on our list). We do also take into account whether or not your hackerspace is doing anything to help the campaign (e.g. how much are you and your members talking about it on forums etc).

33 thoughts on “Getting the Blue into Hackerspaces

  1. Hi there! We’re from the London Hackspace. We’re in a gritty east London space that is surrounded by leather goods wholesalers and gritty industrial sites. We have a very low cost of membership (£5/month for students – £15-20/month for normal citizens) and have been the largest hackspace (by membership alone) in the world. While London is very rich overall, the cost of living here is extreme and very few (if any) of our members are the rich banker types.

    We’re gonna try to pool our funds together for a HackRF Blue for our shack – we’re wondering, is it possible to involve more hackspaces by giving the ‘normals’ a discount on a HackRF Blue? This might help get the word out and still encourage people to subsidize for the have-nots.

    Thanks!

    M0HSL (London Hackspace Radio Club)

  2. I would like to recommend the first Hackerspace I became affiliated with as a student in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Node would love to test drive your hardware! The Baltimore Node is currently undergoing the formal process for nonprofit filing. All of the group’s bylaws are located at wiki.baltimorenode.org. Members of the space have a variety of interests and backgrounds. The hackerspace is located in Baltimore, Maryland, in an area with lower socio-economic status and greater disparity (especially compared with neighboring cities like Washington, DC and New York.

    The Baltimore Node is active in the local communities of Baltimore and is always welcoming to anyone. The group is also very understanding of economic difficulties, and to be honest they would not accept my money when I was a student. If you would like more information about the Baltimore Node, feel free to contact me or an officer. It’s an all around great bunch of people. Here’s some more info about the Baltimore Node:

    Baltimore Node
    403 East Oliver Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

    Phone: 1-410-680-6633
    irc://irc.freenode.net/baltimorenode
    batlimorenode.org

    Membership: ~25 members (due paying)
    Dues: $50 USD suggested (with alternative arrangements for those who cannot afford dues)
    There is also a dues waiver.

    Thanks for considering us!

    Kyle (KC3DWM)

  3. Greetings from Arch Reactor, the hackerspace of St. Louis, MO in the United States.

    As a founding member and Vice President of our organization, would like to nominate Arch Reactor as recipient for an awesome HackRF Blue. We are a legal 501c3 educational non-profit with over 40 active members. We are very involved with the local educational community, having worked with both our Science Center and local libraries in the past.

    At last check we were still the cheapest hackerspace in the US with a key-carrying membership at $45. This provides us with the bare minimum to keep the rent paid and the lights on. For all other resources, such as tools and furnishings, we depend on the generosity of our membership and community.

    We don’t let finances conflict with one of our cardinal rules: We don’t charge to have people come play with us. For those that can’t afford to maintain a membership, we offer a “starving hacker” program where dues are waived in exchange for helping us keeping everything running smoothly. In addition, any event on our calendar are open to the public, and we make a special effort to be open regularly so new interested people can come and visit. There is always something schedule for every Tuesday, and Sunday evenings we are open for people to work on whatever projects they have.

    We also freely host several other organizations, allowing for suitable meeting space. Among them, the local 3D printer meetup group and the local 2600 chapter. Any member is allowed to host a public event like the ones mentioned, provided they maintain the openness policy we have set forth.

    I know we could give a HackRF Blue a good home. A growing percentage of the Arch Reactor membership has developed an interest in amateur radio technology, myself include. I fully expect to see a HAM group to spawn from our members. They’ll be hooked the first time they get to make use of proper equipment. A HackRF Blue would facilitate that. I can also guarantee at least two instruction presentations on the device. One for Arch Reactor as a whole, and another for the local 2600 group.

    For information about Arch Reactor, feel free to visit our website at archreactor.org.
    Most of the action happens on our discussion board though at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/arch-reactor
    You may also reach me directly at vicepresident@archreactor.org for any specific questions.

    Thank you.

    Joe
    Vice President
    Arch Reactor – St. Louis, MO

  4. Hello,

    I see there are no hackerspaces in Australia mentioned, well please let me be the first!

    As the founder of RoboDojo I wanted to put together a group so that local hackers can get together an work on projects. Since I started it back in 2007 it has now grown to around 40 persons that come in and out regularly, however the core group (the always there people to make it work) is around 3. Most of our hackers are impoverished students who can’t afford anything and so we donate our time and resources in order to let them gain experience with tools and work on cheap projects. We don’t charge membership fees as most of the members couldn’t afford them anyway, so getting a HackRF clone would be awesome news as it would enable me to teach the kids about SDR.

    Please contact me for any more information and hopefully some good news.

    Cheers,

    Adrian

  5. hello,
    I am from hackerspace Tkkrlab in the Netherlands. We have about 35 members and a few ham´s in the space.
    Every tuesday is opennight but every member has a Ibutton whitch can use to open the space 24/7 so we are mostly open every day.
    When a member is in the hackerspace and switched the stateswitch, It is noticed on twitter, our website and our IRC channel. (#tkkrlab@freenode.net)
    The membership for our hackerspace is 25 euro a month but for students and juniors it´s cheaper.
    Tkkrlab is located across the university of twente which have also have a websdr ttp://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ and we use that websdr a lot for testing our projects.
    The disadvantage of the websdr is that it´s only for HF (0-30MHz) and we have a lot of projects which are higher in frequency thats why we also use a rtlsdr.
    Also can´t we transmit with a websdr or rtlsdr so that´s why we like to get a hackrfblue.

    Please make our space better,

    Cheers,

    Michiel Brink (pb4m)
    http://www.pb4m.nl

    Tkkrlab
    http://www.Tkkrlab.nl

  6. I would like Makers Asylum (Mumbai, India) to be included in this list. We have about 15 regular members, and +10 members that buy membership when in need.

    Our membership charges are a bare minimum 1500 INR/month (about 25 USD), and we would greatly appreciate if you could add us to your list.

  7. Blue,

    I teach a STEM club for Upperschools in Upper Township Cape May County, New Jersey. Our after school club meets the criteria for your HackRF Blue. I’ve been trying to secure a sample unit from Hackrf for a few months. Your product along with the notes and documentation available would make great subject matter for our club, as well as, leave a great tool for my students studying for their ham licenses.

    I can be reached for follow up at the email above and address:
    Dan Ringer
    Upper CEUT Stem club
    1 McDaniels ct
    Woodbine, NJ 08270

    Thank you so much for your efforts for these clubs.

  8. Hi,

    my name is Sebastian and im from the Attraktor, a Makerspace in Hamburg Germany. We just moved in to our new hackerspace some month ago. We do have some major areas where we teach and experiment in electronics, wood- and metal-working, bio-experiments, sewing, prototyping with laser cutters and 3d-printers and of course a lot of network-, computer- and software-engenieering.

    We found out that we have a nice antenna socket on the roof of our building and just finished cabling, waiting for a nice hardware to connect. We using a lot of home-automation to improove our space, but where we mostly rely on information on the web to believe that they a using secure rf-commication. It would be great to proof that there right.

    Since we are non commercial and most equipment is coming from the people’s personal effort it would be great to get a HackRF for free and teaching RF-Technologies to the rest of the people who are interested.

    If your going to be an CCC 31c3 at the end of this year in Hamburg please meet us it would be great.

    Greetings,
    Sebastian

  9. Hello,
    I think Pmclab should be on that list, it’s a french hackerspace hosted in a university, it’s meet all the requirement, the membership is only 10€ a year, there is more than 150 actif members. As our hackerspace target student they usally don’t have the money to afford to buy a HackRF by their self. The lab is open from monday to wednesday from 8am to 8pm. We usally organise workshop to teach our member how to use specifical device, we’ve done it with the arduino, with the Raspberry pi, with analogic electronics and much more, we would probably do it with the hack rf if we get one. Most of the project done at the PMClab are documented and open source and can be accesses at our WIKI.

    Cheers

    Yanis

    PMCLab
    http://www.pmclab.fr

  10. Hello,
    I think Pmclab should be on that list, it’s a french hackerspace hosted in a university, it’s meet all the requirement, the membership is only 10€ a year, there is more than 150 actif members. As our hackerspace target student they usally don’t have the money to afford to buy a HackRF by their self. The lab is open from monday to wednesday from 8am to 8pm. We usally organise workshop to teach our member how to use specifical device, we’ve done it with the arduino, with the Raspberry pi, with analogic electronics and much more, we would probably do it with the hack rf if we get one. Most of the project done at the PMClab are documented and open source and can be accesses at our Wiki page.

    Cheers

    Yanis

    PMCLab
    http://www.pmclab.fr

  11. Aloha,

    I’d like to nominate Maui Makers.

    See our website at http://www.mauimakers.com.

    We’re working to build a Makerspace in an isolated, predominantly rural community. Maui has some interesting challenges not faced by other US spaces. High cost of living coupled with a distributed, but relatively small population makes the business model more challenging to break even. We are a 501c3 and are working to turn a loose collection of enthusiastic supporters into a physical Makerspace by Feb 2015, open at least 24 hours per week.

    Affordability for a broad segment of the population is one of our key tenets. Our memberships start at $40.00 per year for access to free or low cost educational classes for the public and members. Until we get into the formal space, we hold events at least 2x per week at local schoolss, private homes, parks, etc. We are entirely volunteer run, and your radio would make an awesome addition to our free/$5.00 donation Arduino/electronic workshop.

    For further info on Maui Makers, please email info@mauimakers.com

    Laura
    President
    Maui Makers, Inc.

  12. Stratum0 would like to get on the list.

    We are a “small” Hackerspace from Germany with ~70 Members and ~12-20EUR of monthly due.
    visit us at http://stratum0.org
    we are using cheap RT-SDRs so far but are limited to simple receive only works so far, it would be great to add this SDR to the tools our members (and non-members) have access to as we have no “needs to be a member” policy at our space, everyone is welcome.

    Greetings
    DooMMasteR

  13. Hi,

    i am a member of the hackspace from Oldenburg, the mainframe. One of our member already has a HackRF and it would be great to have a another one in order to build sender and receiver projects. Our space has ~100 member. If you would like, you are welcome to contact us or visit the mainframe in Oldenburg. We will be at the 31C3 Congress, if you are also there i will be happy to catch up with you.

  14. Our hackerspace is unLab which is run non-profit we have 30 members based in London Ontario Canada. Membership fees are $30, members are allowed to bring friends into the space for free. We do not charge hourly fees for usage by non-members, we allow to use our stuff on “open nights” every Thursday where we conduct demonstrations of the space and equipment so people have a good understanding of all the units. We try to document usage in wikis and give 24/7 help to people who join our IRC channel on freenode #unLab. Most people in our area are university and college students as we are right beside the university and would love to have access to something like this as 5-10 of our members have their HAM licence.

    Thank you for your consideration!

  15. Salutations HackRF Blue team, and congratulations on your work thus far.

    If I might make a pitch on behalf of Bloominglabs, Bloomington, Indiana’s non-profit community hackerspace:

    Founded from the refuges of Indiana University’s discontinued Robotics Club, Bloominglabs has built up a core of 35 dues paying members, including several IU students and a clutch of “officially unofficial” high-school members waiting to cross the formal lower age bound of 18. Dues ($40.00/month for voting members, $20.00 non-voting members) pay for 24/7 access to the Bloominglabs space, accompanied by as many guests as one cares to supervise. In addition to weekly open door public meetings, we hold regular educational workshops (lock-picking, home automation), serve as a meeting place for other Maker groups, and contribute resources and volunteers to other organizations (WonderLab Museum [0], Arduino Club, Python Club). In 2013, Bloominglabs members helped found (and continues to host and operate) Makevention [1], an annual Summer makerfaire which gathers together the myriad DIY elements in Bloomington for a combined public outreach/idea cross-pollination event.

    In sum, the 20+% of our group that are active amateur radio operators, the remainder who are all decidedly ham-friendly, and the broader circles in which we move would definitely share and put to good use any HackRF Blue equipment you choose to send us.

    With much gratitude, and great appreciation for your efforts,
    Sincerely,
    Jimmy Torre – KC9YYY – torreaiworks01@gmail.com

    Contact Information:
    http://bloominglabs.org
    irc.bloominglabs.org:6667, #hackerspace.
    E-mail: contact (]at[) bloominglabs dot o r g.
    Paper mail: P.O. Box 2443, Bloomington, IN 47402

    [0] http://wonderlab.org
    [1] http://makevention.org

  16. Greetings from the QC Co-lab.

    Located in the Quad Cities, on the border between Iowa and Illinois, we are a 4 year old hackerspace working to bring technology and the maker spirit to the local community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, that offer a full membership for $30/month. For students and “starving hackers”, we offer a $15/month option. We currently have about 50 active members, and offer free days to the public every Saturday. We also work with a couple of the local FIRST robotics teams, by providing them with a workspace and mentorship when we can.

    My personal recent push at the lab has been to create a ham shack available for space members and the general licensed public on our open days. Right now there are publicly accessible club stations in our area. As Makers, we are in a position to be able to introduce Amateur Radio to a new generation and perhaps breath some new life into an aging hobby. A new SDR would go a long way toward fostering the spirit of RF exploration.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Chris Cooper (AE9CC)
    CCooper@qccolab.com
    QC Co-Lab: https://www.qccolab.com

  17. We are a hackerspace in Medellín, Colombia, South America. We are actively working with SDR related stuff, some of us are pretty much aficionados! We would be more than delighted to be considered to receive a HackRF Blue! Please see our page http://www.unloquer.org to check us out, we are happy to respond to inquiries and questions. We are non-profit, don’t charge membership (we are lucky to be hosted by a philanthropic arts residency program, CasaTresPatios, http://www.casatrespatios.org), and are very diverse in our skills. We document everything we do in our wiki, are open to everyone, very inclusive and addicted to free knowledge.

    Congratulations for this marvellous work! Thank you!

  18. Hi from Brmlab, hackerspace in Prague, Czech republic!

    We are 4.5 old hackerspace in Czech Republic, Prague, registered as non- profit organization, having cca 45 members. Our membership fees are 20 eur for regular membership, 10eur for students [1]. Our space is available 24/7 for members, visitors can come anytime anybody is present in the space [2]. We are having regular tuesday meetups, workshops and talks mainly during evenings. We are registered as an HAM/amateur radio club [3], few of our members have an HAM/amateur radio licences. Our active projects includes Software Defined Radio, GSM, Digital Signal Processing, telegraphy, research related to everything available in radio spectrum [4].

    Direct any additional questions to radio@brmlab.cz

    [1] http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Brmlab
    [2] http://spaceapi-stats.n39.eu/#brmlab
    [3] https://brmlab.cz/project/ok1brm
    [4] https://brmlab.cz/project/start

  19. Radiona / Zagreb Makerspace – Association for Development of ‘do-it-yourself’ Culture has been founded in order to enhance the visibility of makers’ open source culture and self sustainable production, as well as with an aim of connecting all possible fields of art, science and technology. The objective here is to create new realities of networked and collaborative intermedia and new media practices in line with world trends such as DIY (do-it-yourself) and DIWO (do-it-with-others). Radiona.org focuses its activities on education, research processes, artistic projects, curatorial practices, international and domestic inter-sector collaborations, renewable systems and social awareness related issues…
    – 36 active members
    We always welcome new members to Radiona.
    Monthly membership: 5,5 USD / 4 EU
    Membership benefits:
    – access to lab with all tools and contents
    – working in sections and subgroups of the lab
    – discounts for monthly international and domestic workshops under the guidance of experts organized by Radiona
    – participation with your artworks and inventions at exhibitions, public presentations, festivals, conferences, symposiums, workshops and performances in international and domestic context to which Radiona is invited
    – depending on the funding Radiona could partly finance the production of the work for the exhibition of the lab for its members
    – possibility to be engaged as workshop leaders for a weekend workshop according to your interest and agreement with the lab (to be separately granted by the lab as a part of the yearly program)
    – access to Radiona e-library

    Sections:
    – Microcontrollers and hands-on electronics
    – DIY Prosthetics
    – Robotics and hacking
    – BIOsection
    – Audio section
    – 3D Printing
    – Wearables and eTextiles
    – Processing
    – Balkan rocketry
    Subgroups:
    – Band MMessy Oscillators
    – Restoration of vintage music equipment

    Educational concept

    STRATEGY:

    ((( ART + CULTURE + SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY )))

    // Shareable & Collaborative Cultures via Workshops
    // Creative and Affordable Opportunities for Everyone
    // DIY & DIWO Practices including High-Low Tech Integration
    // Innovative Approaches Based on Practice and Lifelong Learning
    // We want: to be Inherent, Plain, Far-reaching and to Grow with Continuity
    // We are into: Sustainability, Cutting Edge, Renewable and Reusable Technologies

    WHO?
    Artists, DIY people, technicians, enthusiasts, engineers and scientists in shared playgrounds

    FOR?
    Human beings of all generations

    HOW?
    Inclusion, equality and participative practices for all

    WORKSHOPS

    International Workshop Series – from the beginning of the lab this section was one of the most important to us because of the necessity to educate and introduce to our members and wider public new fields and possible intersections in new media and intermedia arts, DIY / DIWO practices. Even the way our workshops were organized was a part of designed narrative, from biology and biohacking through beginnings of electronics all the way with the support of solar and renewable energy to complex electronic circuits, microcontrollers, 3D printing, wearables, robotics, circuit bending, interactive design and programming. The future of this section is strategically oriented towards development of interaction design, robotics, device hacking and sound art.

    Domestic Workshop Series – fostering and supporting domestic capacity by engaging local and regional experts and enthusiasts into the process of sharing their knowledge is the way Radiona wants to ensure sustainable and strategic development of the lab. Maintaining and investing in our own potentials always results in mutual satisfaction and provides continuity of the lab.

    Hidden Secrets Workshop Series – discovering people that secretly and shyly work on their own projects in their basements, attics or even exploring serious garage sciences is one of the latest Radiona’s projects. We will continue digging through the fog of anonymity in order to present remarkable personalities that deserve our attention and are willing to share their precious knowledge and experience with new generations.

    Soldering Picnic Workshop Series – public spaces and nature are definitely new shared spaces for workshops. This series of workshops also demonstrate what you can do with less, then what you can do by following guerrilla approaches to public spaces, as well as how you could spontaneously include people into the process of learning or to conduct mini workshops in the cafes.

    Radiona Kids & Youth Program – kids and youngsters are often participants at our workshops for grown-ups. Therefore we have special program designed for them exclusively, but we always accept their participation at all workshops we organize or give in different occasions. Dealing with the combination of creativity, science and intermedia arts also means having child’s imagination for grown-ups, therefore we stimulate youngsters to join our lab in order to make this world a better place. We support young people from other cities too to join our lab and give them honorary membership in order to motivate them for more participation in our regular programs.

  20. hello hackrf blue team,
    My name is dalip we had a group called “Electra techno Lab” in India, New Delhi. and we are the group of 40 student. Membership is 5$/month. means around 400Rs. we are usually do spectrum analysing activity, some ham radio, etc. currently we are doing project GSM radio program .this program is like making some adjustments in GSM frequency or you can say making a new GSM spectrum for mobile use. we currently focus on transmitter which we do not have and those type of transmitter are really costly. For receiving those frequency we use RTL dongle which are some how affordable. Our pervious project is GSM spectrum effects on human body which is successful which is done on RTL dongle. we are keen to see some of you support. and thanks for considering us.

    thanks for this great work hackrf blue team.

    Regard’s
    Electra techno LAB.

  21. I would like to nominate hackerspace.gr to be included in this list.

    Hackerspace.gr [HSGR] is a physical space dedicated to creative code and hardware hacking, in Athens. It’s open 24/7 for it’s members and it’s open for everybody else when a scheduled event is taking place or any one of the members is in. It’s regular expenses are funded by 20euro monthly subscription fees from it’s members and by donations from people that regularly use it. All access to the space is provided gratis with now strings attached.

    Many of it’s members are interested in the local non-profit wireless metropolitan network community and the local ham radio societies and associations and interested in Software Defined Radio applications providing presentations, workshops and hands on training and supporting the development of open source SDR applications including the development of SatNOGS the open satellite ground station network that last month was announced as the winner of the Hackaday Prize 2014 contest

  22. hi hack rf blue,
    I would like to nominate “U.A.E radio club”. these people do great job by not only giving information about radio astronomy but also astronomy. I heard from my friend about this group so I decided to go and see what they do. when I get over there they where doing some spectrum analysing and then we see 21 cm hydrogen line. it was interesting to see those types of experiments and there are kids and adult who are also studying that activity and after that we observe some star grazing activity and geminid meteor shower although I am not a member but simple attend that event and its free of cost. and also I heard from the members about they have a project for deep sky observation and they also tell us about hack rf blue device and how it help in setup deep sky observatory. I like this group and it should get one.

    you people are doing great work to help underprivileged group
    thanks for considering this group.

    best of luck
    kathrin

  23. Hello HackRF Blue team!

    I’m writing in the name of Hackerspace Kraków, Poland. We’d like to apply to your list. We’re a little over two years old hackerspace focused mostly on electronics, robotics, RF and HAM radio. We have around 30 active members. We’re registered as a non-profit organization and have small membership fees of PLN30/month (~$8.5/month). We’re very known and active in our local community, doing regular electronics and 3D printing workshops both standalone and on various events. We’re open for everyone – membership fee only buys 24/7 access to the space. Since we like to play with RF tech, we’d love to be included in the HackRF Blue givaway.

    Regards,
    Hackerspace Kraków team

  24. I think the Stuttgart, Germany hackerspace – the shackspace deserves one.
    Their website is http://www.shackspace.de – it’s a non profit – commununity-run hackerspace that does cool stuff like teaching kids to solder, hosts repair-cafes on a regular basis and does tons of other great stuff.

    The hackerspace is not really deserving as in 3rd world country deserving – but if you happen to not have enough takers to meet your criteria some guys over here would sure appreciate getting to get their hands on a HackRF Blue.

    1. I support the candidature of the shackspace.

      We are a non-profit organisation, with 200+ members
      The membership fees are reasonable
      We have open nights, not regular but, if you watch the status on our website, nearly every weekend
      There is access for non-members and no fee for them. Regulary non members are invited to weekly saturday hack session, 2 monthly repair cafe, weekly workshops as python workshop, soldering workshops, microcontroller workshops etc.
      No germany esp. Stuttgart is far away to be a poor region with essential social problems. Anyway even in Stuttgart, as in London or Detroit live enough people who cant effort any device they like.
      We have a small interest group of members who are interested in Hamradio. Me, Andreas (call do3aue), i would like to use the HackRF to connect to ham radio satellites, other members are co founders of the constellation platform project see http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constellation_(Plattform).

  25. Hi HackRF Blue Team,

    I am Sanchit Agarwal,co-founder of @dexterinside. We are a makers group based at New- Delhi, India. We have about 50+ active members regularly attending our workshops and tutorials.
    We have a workspace of about 500 square feet and provide “Free” access to students of New-Delhi, individuals are also allowed free access to the space provided the contribute to the space based on their usage.
    While writing this to you we see that you have approved a lot of so called “hackerspaces” based in India which are not actually one but are well established for profit organisations.

    I request you to kindly donate us a hackrf blue since we run only on donations and are self funded by founders .
    We were recently donated a USRP N200 by Ettus Research based on our work when they visited our space. We have also received donations from various organizations for maintenance and inventory.
    We have dedicated lot of our time and resources in order to teach students and let them gain vivid experience in tools which are not affordable by an individual.
    The students have also completed various on blind spectrum sensing, GSM and GPS reception and various modulation techniques using USRP and GNURadio Platform. We have also used RTL2832U based SDR’s but they are cheap ( unreliable tuners ) and can be used for only reception, this limits the use cases.
    Your donation would help give us an additional SDR platform for teaching the beauty of SDR to the future generations.

    Wait, there is more . The best part is we are open 24×7 and all days.!

    You can find more information about our space in the link provided.
    http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Dexterinside

    Thanks,
    Sanchit Agarwal

  26. Hive13 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA would love a HackRF Blue. (I’ve already bought one through the indiegogo campaign for myself with the $5 hackerspace extra.) Hive13 is a 501c3 non-profit with about 60 members. We offer student membership for $13.37/mo along with full membership for non-students starting at $50/month. We aim to be an inclusive community organization promoting technological literacy. Thanks for your consideration.

  27. Hi,
    I would like to nominate our hackerspace (SRK labs) to be included in this list.
    We are based in a very small town of Srikakulum, India. We provide free training to students and also organise workshops for them. Here in our town there is not enough money for electricity hence asking for fees from students/members would increase the burden on them . We would be greatly obliged if you could donate a few Hackrf to us too.
    Many of our members are interested in Software Defined Radio applications providing presentations, workshops and hands on training and supporting the development of open source SDR applications would help them strengthen their knowledge in this domain.

    Thanks,
    Awaiting your reply
    SRK Labs, India

  28. Hi from Bologna, Italy!
    I’m writing to nominate RaspiBO, a 2yo free space (we call it “makerspace”) where with no fees and no need of registration over 50 people meet twice at week to enjoy free software and free hardware and to share knowledge!
    We put a lot of effort to keep our wiki http://www.raspibo.org updated with all our activities and our projects.
    There is a big working group here that’s interested in HAM radio and SDR, we are currently working with a Redpitaya and RTL-SDR boards.

    I want to stress the fact that everything is shared for free (as in speech and as in beer 😉 ), we have an anarchic structure(no bosses, no rules) and we pay our only shared expense(the rent of the place) whit volunteers donations.

    If you are around Bologna you are welcome!

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