Student Hack Lab

A project by: Albin Wallace

pledged of £750 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Thu 01 Nov 2018
Provide a safe, separate Linux network for pupils to freely create away from the school network


Number of students that will benefit: 770

Age of students: 13-18

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 0%


About us

We are a boys school based in Bedford.

What do we want?

We want to buy some basic PCs to build a Linux network for programming and hacking.

Who is this for?

This is for the whole school.

Why do we want it?

This will give the pupils the ability to experiment with building, modifying and creating computer systems without the security constraints of the school network. It will allow them to build apps that will be of benefit to the school and hopefully the wider community.


5 x Intel-based computers with basic components in tower cases including monitors, keyboards and mice

1 x Intel-based higher spec computer that can be configured as a Linux-based server

Total = £750 (incl VAT & delivery)


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy additional PCs.


We want to open the lab up to other neighbouring schools and to the local community to encourage young (and older) people to experiment with building and modifying network. The UK has a shortage of hardware and software specialists and this is a great opportunity to create a HackLab within Bedford.

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