Leicester Hackspace Ltd (LHS) is one of the many international and UK Maker groups that have started up in the last few years. Opened on 1st March 2014 in the Makers Yard, it is a not-for-profit company whose membership has grown to over 100. Members pay a monthly subscription based on what it is worth to them or what they can afford, and the suggested fee is £10.
The LHS moved to larger facilities at the DMU Innovation Centre on 9th July 2016, and has both bench working facilities for wood, metal and electronics manufacturing, 3D printing, plus desks with good internet access, so is able to offer a co-working environment for a few members. It is running workshops for coding for young people, web design and microcontroller projects including Arduino and Raspberry Pi, materials recycling, robot workshops and many others.