The SHL (Sophia Hack Lab) is a new associative place of activities and exchanges dedicated to the collaborative realization of scientific and technical projects in Sophia Antipolis, France (close to the French Riviera).
It is located close to the ADVANS Group premises in Vallauris.
“The SHL (pronounced “Shell”) is a new place for meeting and collective experimentation in Sophia Antipolis. An innovative and unique concept combining coworking and self-managed collaborative work in associative mode, but above all a “shell” for a community of Makers-Hackers wishing to explore together all the possibilities offered by digital and open-source in terms of innovation and scientific and technical experimentation. Accessible to all ages and every day, day and evening.”
Among the equipment available to members, there are, among others:
A laser cutter
Digital milling machines
A vinyl cutter
An airbrush painting station
Virtual reality headsets
Software development kits
The kackerspace is structured as a non-profit association (French 1901 law).
Its Board is made up of five members, who have already contributed to the creation or operation of makerspaces in the past: