2k15 interhackerspaces xmas swap

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The great 2015 Inter Hackerspaces xmas goodies swap

As most hackerspaces have lots and lots of shiny little toys, tools and useful bits lying around, but usually there's more than one of each, where a single project might use just a single item. We thought it would be great idea to send gift boxes to other spaces sharing our love for hacking with them. Possibly inspiring them with project we have lost interest in, or stuff we simply don't know how to use effectively.

Lets share, lets make new friends and lets make this a tradition that delivers enthusiasm to all spaces around the globe like a tree with presents underneath it used to do all those years ago.

What could be put in a box

Monetary value isn't what we are looking for, its about sharing options, about sharing your space's projects or possible just inspiring other spaces to do something awesome with stuff you have a plenty but just can't figure out.

So, stuff like:

  • PCB's of custom projects
  • A usb-stick met pictures / details, sources from your space, maybe a little puzzle?
  • Little odd pieces of electronics that inspire great new projects.
  • Expensive (when bought) stuff that you have aplenty but other will probably never be able to get their hands on.
  • An invitation to your space, stickers, flyers etc from local hacker friendly places.

Possibly less than ideal stuff to receive

  • Computer parts that most spaces will have aplenty anyway
  • Huge machines (wont anyone think of the shipping costs)
  • Stuff that might break in transit


We'd love (honestly we do) to ship stuff all over the world, and receive gifts from (new) friends all over the world in return. Outbound shipping costs will be something you'd have to pay yourselves, inbound should be covered, and for once If you ship abroad, make sure to mention its a Gift as it really is!

Pick a number of spaces of the list, at random, or by euclidean distance, we don't care, and ship them a gift box.

Who, what, deadline

Add your space's name, address and deadline to the list below.


  • Fonteinland 7, 8913 CZ.
  • Leeuwarden, nl
  • Will ship giftboxes to all spaces signing up before 18th Dec 2015.
  • https://frack.nl
  • Shipped on Friday Jan 8th 2016


  • Spoorlaan 5 D, 2495 AL
  • Den Haag, NL
  • Will ship to dutch spaces signing up before 18th of December 2015.
  • Contact: foobar@revspace.nl
  • https://revspace.nl
  • https://revspace.nl/XMasSwap2015
  • We've shipped out all packages on the 22nd and 23rd
  • First package arrived on 24th from Ackspace. Package from Hack42 is at DPD pickup point, the rest: Nothing received yet


  • Groenestein Beheersoftware, tav Bastiaan
  • Nudepark 91
  • 6702 DZ Wageningen
  • Will ship boxes to those who sign up before 2015-12-18
  • Aims for just below 10kg per package.
  • Sent finally , 2015/01/10


  • Will ship to spaces that sign up before the 18th of Dec.
  • Postbus 1113
  • 6801 BC Arnhem NL
  • https://hack42.nl


  • Can do gifts for up to 5 hackerspaces
  • ACKspace (gebouw carbon6)
  • Kloosterweg 1
  • 6412 CN Heerlen NL
  • https://ackspace.nl


  • Will ship to the spaces that sign up before the 18th.
  • Louwesweg 1
  • 1066 EA Amsterdam NL
  • https://techinc.nl

After you've received your giftbox

Plant a tree, watch it grow, and put all received boxes underneath it. Gather round hackers! Open the boxes, and describe on video/audio/wiki the contents and who gifted it to you.

List the wikipage / audio / video here for all to see!