Access Space

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Access Space
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Status active
Country United Kingdom

State or District

South Yorkshire

City Sheffield

Date of founding


Last Updated 2013-01-08



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Access Space, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney Street, Sheffield, S1 4RG, UK
S1 4RG Sheffield
United Kingdom

Number of members


Membership fee

$0 - Access Space is Free!

Size of rooms

2400 sqft

Location 53° 22' 33.8907", -1° 28' 2.8154"
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Access Space is a free, open access digital lab. All sorts of people use it to pursue their own technical and creative projects and contribute to a community of support. The lab's network is built from recycled computers running free, open source software. Access Space mobilises the community to develop new models of knowledge transfer, personal growth and urban regeneration, and advocates a greener, more inclusive, more empowering and sustainable relationship with technology.

Access Space continuously receives donations of redundant technology for recycling, so it has an almost infinite supply of trash electronics available for members to reuse and repurpose.

In 2012 Access Space has expanded into a new unit, creating Refabspace - Sheffield's first FabLab. The lab is equipped with a laser cutter, a large CNC machine, a micro-sized mill, a digitally-programmable embroidery machine, a drill press, solder stations, some electronics tools, a RepRap and number of hand and power tools. Use of Access Space is free, and RefabSpace is open to "Friends of Access Space" who make a reasonable monthly contribution (Suggested: £20, dependent on usage.)

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