What are hackerspaces or should it be Hacker Spaces? Well apparently there are groups of electronic enthusiasts springing up worldwide to take advantage of the wealth of the electronic junk that people throw away. By pooling resources and expertise new and interesting gadgets are being fashioned and the only limit is the imagination. Everything from robots to lamps that change colour with the weather, all sorts of weird and wonderful devices are being produced in basements and warehouses all around the world. These groups have been described as "almost a Fight Club for nerds" and although the ideas flowing out of them are like a million super intelligent monkeys pounding on typewriters, every few days those monkeys create another masterpiece.
The BBC has this article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8107803.stm about it and http://hackerspaces.org has links to loads of websites and Blogs with some great project ideas. Get your soldering irons warmed up.