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Manlug meeting April 2013


Hardware Freedom Day 2013 in Manchester

Location:Madlab - PLANT NOMA

Dantzic Street,
M60 0AE

Meeting Date:  20/04/2013

Meeting times: 19:00 - 21:00


Hardware Freedom Day is an annual world wide celebration of Free Hardware with the aim of promoting Hardware Freedom to everyone. This year the event lands on Saturday, 20th April. You can see the teams around the world that will be participating on the HFD 2013 Events Map . This includes Manchester, UK!

The event will be a chance to discuss, show and see Free Hardware. The following topics are for discussion (but other Hardware Freedom topics are welcome):

  • The anti-Free Hardware Restricted Boot aka Secure Boot - site
  • Novena - site
  • Arduino - site
  • Openmoko - site
  • GTA04 by Golden Delicious - site
  • XiVO - site
  • Pandora - site
  • Ben NanoNote - site
  • miniCNC - site
  • OSHUG - site

Helping out

ManLUG, HACMan and Manchester Free Software are working together on this event but would like to work with more groups and individuals wanting to help out. So if you or your group want to help out then please send an email to .

If you have some Free Hardware and would like to demo it to people then please send an email to and help out on the day. Alternatively, just turn up on the day with it.

The event will take place at Madlab on Edge Street in the Northern Quarter. "(Between Thomas St and the Craft Centre, opposite A Bar Called Common)". The venue provides wifi. After the event we will go for drinks and food to continue the informal discussions. This will be at location(s) decided on the day.


Parking: There are parking meter bays on the street but its very expensive, only really good for a short stop. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP. If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.

Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to Madlab, see OpenStreetMap centred on Madlab. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.

Further Information