Every Tuesday, from around 5:30pm until late, the lab opens our doors to members of the public. We’re specifically excited about folks who want to show off projects they have made or are working on, want to ask for help with making something awesome, or want to help out on other folks’ projects. Bringing a laptop along to just chill out with other geeks is also welcome.
There’s no minimal skill level required to participate, and we do our best to be a respectful, friendly environment for everyone. Regretfully we are not wheelchair accessible – there are a number of steps leading up to the hallway that the lab is on. As a heads-up to folks with sensory processing issues, the Tuesdays can get quite busy and noisy with 7 to 9 pm tending to be the busiest time. Our new space is better than the old one though, and there are now a number of areas you can usually get some isolation from the busyness and noise.
Members of the media are also welcome, but in the interest of member privacy we have cute little press passes hanging by the door, and require that permission be sought before taking photos with people in them.
Our space has a buzzer at the front door, just buzz Unit 6 (Hacklab Toronto) and a friendly computer will unlock the door for you.