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.
|Raul Hacker Club||Brazil|
|House 4 Hack||South Africa|
|Nairobi Dev School||Nairobi|
|Iranian hackerspace||Iran – Note: we are currently in discussion with customs officials regarding export limitations affecting this hackerspace.|
|Centre for Internet and Society||India|
|Vigyan Ashram DIY Lab||India|
|I3 Detroit||United States|
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!
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).