What is ChIT?

ChIT (Chateau Institute of Technology) is a hand made computer project in Glasgow. It's a hacklab, built on grassroots support and recycled technology. We are a self-institute: self-made, self-authorized. We feed our machines free and open source software.

The ChIT - pronounced with a soft 'ch' - gets it's name from The Chateau, where it began by providing free access computing to denizens of the building as well as anyone who asked.

Frequently Asked Questions

What computer based services do you offer?

In the near future we hope to offer web space and have the capability of streaming media. For example we'll soon be providing hosting for citystrolls.com and on Friday 22nd August 2008 broadcasting a live performance from Obscure Desire of the Bourgeosie.

Can I borrow computers and other IT equipment?

Quite probably. We have in the past lent out equipment for exhibitions and events. It's preferable if you have your own transport. Tell us about your requirements and we will try to assist.

I have equipment to donate. Do you want it?

Thanks. We are open to offers of useable equipment, as we aim to always keep a few steps behind the consumer PC market. We will re-distribute equipment we don't need.

Can you give me a free computer?

Normally we give equipment when we know it will be for shared or community use. If this is you, then please email us your request.

I think I may be a geek. Can you help?

We too are discovering our nerdish selves and probably need your help, so get in touch.