Village:Open Garage

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Description The Open Garage is a Belgian hackerspace. We have been visiting camps for long over a decade now and have been looking forward to CCC15!
Members Aliekens, Automaton be, Calmera,, Freddyek, Hansvi
Projects BigBoards
Self-organized Sessions create self-organized session
Related to village Village:Belgian
Tags hackerspace, belgium, teslacoil, hackspace
Registered on
Location for self-organized sessions No
Other villages by tags...
Location 122.55788, 157.72750
Orga contact
Citizens 20
Needs network 2) normal wired Villages describe network needs
Needs power 2) Village with up to 30 citizens (16A CEE 400V)
Power comment We will bring power distribution.
Village plans ... bring light installations, ... build up a big tent, ... bring some special machines, ... install a fridge or a freezer
Village constraints We are playing music and like to party, We will provide space to hang out for other camp participants on our village, We like to be placed on a central location where many people are crossing, We like to show the stuff we do
Village comments plans
Likes to rent a tent Yes
Descibing tents to rent (Order has been e-mailed to orga@cccv)

6x9 tent

Likes to rent chairs 18
Likes to rent tables 18
Provides transport for
Has plans with tracks
Size needed 100 150
Has order interest Yes
Planning notes


What to bring

We've been copying our list of needed stuff over the years. Please make your own checklist and indicate what you can bring that'll be a benefit to those involved.

What everyone should bring

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost." What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; "hoopy": really together guy; "frood": really amazingly together guy.)
--Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Printed ticket
  • Cash!!!!!!
  • Grub (optional, there's usually a whole bunch of food stands, but a bit of a back up is a good idea)
    • ramen, minute soup, zwan, snacks, fruit, bread, nutella, ...
    • sodas, beer, water
    • as in previous years, we can go to a local supermarket and buy a bunch of supplies
    • we will attempt to run a community fridge for drinks in our village, please share drinks and be excellent to each other
  • Computer
  • Make a backup and leave the backup at home
  • UTP cable
  • Extension cord and power strip (at least one pp and you will have to chain!!!)
  • Optional: A project
    • Parts for your projects (Electronics, Mechanics)
    • Special tools?
    • Robot
    • Printer
  • Headphones
  • Sleeping tent (top quality Quechua pop-up tents can be bought from Decathlon for <50€, we can bring new ones to camp if you need one)
  • Sleeping bag, mattress, pyjamas
  • Toiletry & make-up
  • T.P. for your bunghole
  • Trashbags
  • Your car's fire extinguisher
  • Clothes
  • Flashlight
  • DECT phone (the easiest and cheapest way to communicate at camp (and the rest of the world is via the offered DECT network at camp, so bring any wireless phone that supports DECT. IMPORTANT: it has to be GAP compatible. Please double check this, or the POC won't be able to connect your phone).
  • Plate, spork, knife, cup, glass, ...
  • Drugs (as in medications against diarrhea, headaches, migraine, arthritis, extreme sex drive, ...)
  • Plenty cigarettes
  • Chargers and batteries
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Insect repellant
  • Umbrella & rubber boots?
  • Swimming gear???
  • For the love of the holy spaghetti monster, don't forget that towel!

What no one needs to bring

  • Condoms

What our community needs

PLEASE indicate what you can bring. You may want to label stuff.

  • Network
    • Big ass routers and other hubs (Daan: TPlink 16port GB switch, D-Link 8port GB switch)
    • UTP cable reel >100m (Daan: great if I can get the cables back at the end)
    • UTP connectors & pliers (Daan: How many? Anthony: a bunch) (Anthony brings a few, Daan: 200) (Jef: 1 pliers)
    • local (personal) WIFI access point? (at previous CCC the organization's wifi was so good there was no need for a local one) (Daan: Cisco e4200)
  • MANY extension cords
    • 100m 32A CEE cable + power distribution "paddestoel" to bring power into the village (Anthony's got it covered, stuff from Gijsels)
    • At least 4 extension reels (but the more, the better) (Toon - 1) (Anthony: 1) (Lucason 2) (Jef 1)
  • Elementary Tools (pliers, knifes, soldering kit, duct tape, ...) (Anthony, Jef)
  • Drill, etc & bits (Lucason 2*18v drills + flat/philips/torx/hex bits)
  • Electronics
    • Spare basic components (Jef, assorted bags of R&C)
    • Soldering iron (Daan)
    • Multimeter (Daan, Jef)
    • Spare Breadboards
    • Wire (Jef)
  • Stereophonic sound system (Daan, Have a speaker set to spare) (Lucason: Will bring some decent PC speakers too)
  • Blinkenlights and general lighting for the tent (we need billions of them, please bring it all!)
  • Any extra foldable tables will be welcome
  • Fans (Anthony: 1, Deepak: 1)
  • Trash bags (Anthony)
  • Board games (User:Automaton_be)
  • Toilet & Kitchen paper (Ann)
  • Welcome mat to keep dirt out of tent (Anthony)
  • Basic first aid kit (Anthony)
  • Fire extinguisher (bring your car's)
  • Ashtrays
  • Trolley (Daan: I have a boldercart)
  • Camping chairs
  • Kitchen
    • Coffee machine or nespresso-something (Deepak: senseo, Lucason: drip)
    • Coffee
    • Fridge (Daan)
    • Electric stoves (Anthony)
    • Water cooker (Daan)
    • Dish washing stuff (Toon)
    • Pots (Toon, Ann)
    • Cooking knifes, spoons, can opener
    • Oil, pepper, salt, spicy stuff (Ann) Really spicy stuff (Lucason)
  • 2 additional party tents of 5x4 (cvg)
  • Flag pole (cvg)
  • Open Garage flag (Anthony)
  • Flemish/Belgian/European/Jolly Roger flags
  • Brush, dust pan, mop
  • Big matress airpump (Jef)
  • Tool of last resort (unfortunately, the previous one broke on a last resort job, has anyone a replacement)

Travel Arrangements

Use the following table to register drivers and passengers. If you're driving, add a row. If you're coming along as a passenger, put your name in the last column of the row of the driver you're accompanying.

Driver Drive to Drive back Seats Passengers 12/8 18/8 3 User:Automaton_be, ..., ...
Daan 12/8 18/8 1-2 Ann, ...
Dirk 11/8 18/8 1 Anthony
Manu 12/8 17/8? 1 ??

NOTE Unless otherwise stated, passengers pay their share in fuel costs and if possible each drive a part of the trip. It's roughly an 800km/8hour trip.

Received payments

If you want to join our village, please claim your spot as in


  • Anthony L
  • Dirk V
  • Jef VdB
  • Christophe VG
  • Thomas G and nephew
  • Manu H
  • Hans VI
  • Freddy VI
  • Tim L (aka Lucason) and daughter (aka KookyMnstr)
  • Toon VDP
  • Daan G
  • Deepak M and son
  • Ann W (last minute mails going around on deadline day)


  • Walter S

One un-confirmed spot, we welcome a reserve!

  • Braam A

Registered DECT numbers

  • Lucason 4007
  • KookyMnstr 5525
  • Laslo 7171
  • Christophe 4545
  • Jef 6830

Claim your extension @