What is Forskningsavdelningen?

Forskningsavdelningen (Swedish: “Research Department”) is a hackerspace in Malmö, a non-profit interest group which is open to everyone and advocates “learning by doing”, DIY culture and knowledge sharing with a focus on technology – computers, programming, mechanics, communication, electronics and art.

We’ve forked again!

On Tuesdays some of us meet at Kontraforsken from 19.00. It’s located at Norra Grängesbergsgatan 26, in Kontrapunkts workshop building, Malmø.  Kontrapunkts-kreativer-verkstader

On Thursdays some of us also used to meet at fbrkn/stpln, from 19.00? It’s located in the basement at Stapelbäddsparken 3, closeby to the skate -arena, Malmoe. Where they nowadays trying to organize a fablab -thingy. Where they charge for membership, and by that have more toys. As laser -cuter, 3d -printer, cnc -machine, etc. But dono, Arduinoverkstad move out, so.. Maybe a few who we know is involved there, but not same as our hackerspace.

And than there is Bageriet, oops. That 3rd hackerspace in town didn’t last long. Punks didn’t clean after their party. Neighbors complained, and the place was closed down.

It is also possible to use the first two spaces on other days, and at other times of day – if you want to work on your projects. We call this “extra Forsk”.

What is a hackerspace?

A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace or creative space) is a physical location where people with common interests, usually in computers, technology, or digital or electronic art can meet, socialise and collaborate. A hackerspace can be viewed as an open community lab incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops or studios where hackers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.

Read more about hackerspaces at Wikipedia and Hackerspaces.org.


We maintain a wiki at wiki.forskningsavd.se. Learn about projects, equipment, events and even get to know a few of the members that have edited their profiles there.

If you’d like to come, just show up on any of the given days. Check out the Contact page if you want to know more. Or, if you have a geeky friend that should know about this, tell them.


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