Gold Coast TechSpace is a physical place where people come to hack around with and learn about technology, eg software, hardware, robotics, green technology, or anything else that takes your fancy. We are based on the highly successful Hackerspace model, found all over the world, with thousands of groups in the US and several in Australia cities including Brisbane.
The range of activities undertaken is entirely determined by our members, and we try to cater for all age groups, including children under parental supervision.Read more →
We are currently seeking new members. If you have any interest in technology, we will be very keen to have you join us as a member of Gold Coast TechSpace. In the first instance, please join our Meetup.com page, and drop into the Space when a meeting is on.
There are three types of membership: Co-Working, Full (hackspace) Membership, and Supporter Membership. A concessional sub-membership is available on full membership, to students and senior citizens.
We also welcome members of the public who wish to check out the space or attend one off events for free.more about membership →
Regular open meetings are held on Wednesday nights from 7pm, and also every Sunday afternoon, at the Space. These open meetings are perfect for new members or curious visitors - you are welcome to come along and see what we're all about. It is helpful to us if you join our group on Meetup.com, and RSVP there to indicate when you are coming down.
If you cannot get to a meeting you can see who is there on the webcams.
Projects and SIGs
While people can come to the TechSpace and work on their own projects, group projects and Special Interest Groups are also a very good way to engage people in the space.
RepRap (SIG) - a cool 3D plastic printer
Raspberry Pi (SIG) - $25 to $35 credit-card sized computer
Arduino (SIG) - open-source electronic prototyping platform