To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

‐ Thomas Edison


We are a non-profit community group dedicated to providing education and resources to encourage skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The Ballarat Hackerspace provides tools, connections, community and other resources to help improve the skills of its members and the community, as well as encourage a culture of participating in technology advances, rather than passively using them.

We run regular workshops, community meetups, and encourage growth in the community in the broader Victorian goldfields region.

We are generally open for public walk-ins on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays with a dedicated meetup on the 1st Tuesday of each month having a dedicated theme. These meetups are where we invite you to join us to chat, participate in show and tell, get help or advice, or talk about your projects — BIG and small.

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Finding Us

We are located on the Federation University Lydiard Street South Campus also known as the SMB Campus (campus map, pdf). We're in room 903 which can be found in the walkway between buildings B and C on the ground floor. If you get lost trying to find us just send us a tweet and we'll send out a search party!

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