Hackers: Think It. Build It. Break It.


The Santa Barbara Hackerspace is a fun and friendly setting for makers and hackers to build, experiment, and learn together.  We welcome all participants, no matter their level of skill or experience.  Our general meetings are on Saturdays from noon until late, and there are usually people here during the evenings on most weeknights.  Join the mailing list for updates!

  • KCBX interview about Hackerspaces/Makerspaces

    SBHX co-founders Steve Phillips and Mike Bales recently did an interview with KCBX in San Luis Obispo on their Central Coast Voices program. The topic of discussion was the Maker/Hacker movement. The program consisted of host Fred Munroe, SBHX’s Steve Phillips and Mike “swiss” Bales, as well as SLO Makerspaces CEO Clint Slaughter. The hour […]


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Members are granted access to the Hackerspace according to their level of membership. Full members are given a card granting them access 24/7, to the space, the projects, and all of the tools. Basic members are welcome to come to the space and use the tools any time it is already open, and have the full experience and knowledge of our members at their disposal. The starter membership allows access to the space for observation purposes only, and only when there are already members present.

In September 2013 we became a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so membership dues may be tax-deductible.

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Donate To Santa Barbara Hackerspace

If you like what we do here at the Santa Barbara Hackerspace and want to show your support without signing up for the monthly membership than please donate. All donations are tax deductible thanks to our 501(c)3 non-profit status, and go directly to funding and improving the Santa Barbara Hackerspace facilities.

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