Blacksburg's Workshop

Fall Open House

Do you like robots? How about rockets? What about simply making things? If you’re a maker, creator, or tinkerer, come check out Hacksburg at our open house on November 8th. The event runs from 1pm to 6pm, and is located at our space (2200 Kraft Dr, Suite 1475 in Blacksburg). We’ll be giving demos of various projects that we’ve been working on, and would be happy to give you the floor if you had any projects to share with attendees.

Pricing Changes

We’ve heard from others that memberships were too expensive. In the past, we were concerned about the effect that reducing membership prices would have on our sustainability. At this point, however, we’re willing to experiment with some tweaks to the formula. It’s not an across-the-board decrease; we decided that the deep discounts we were giving longer-term memberships were unsustainable, so we’ve had to make them shallower.

Here is the new pricing structure:

Normal Price Student Price
1 month $40 $32
3 months $108 $84
6 months $204 $156
12 months $384 $288

We’d appreciate your help in spreading the word about these pricing changes as far as possible. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at board at hacksburg dot org.

Equipment Changes

Over the last week, some equipment shuffling has been going on in Hacksburg as members who have previously loaned us equipment have since moved on to other pursuits. As such, the following equipment is no longer present in the space:

  • 3D Printer
  • Band Saw
  • Sewing Machines

We appreciate the lenders’ generosity in letting us use their equipment, and we wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. We are exploring options for replacing the equipment that the space has lost. If you are able and willing to lend the space equipment, please let the Board of Directors know by emailing board@hacksburg.org . We’d greatly appreciate any help that people can contribute.

That all being said, the space still has equipment for use. Despite the loss of the band saw, we have a multitude of tools and equipment for woodworking, including a CNC router. Furthermore, our electronics bench has been unaffected by the move. We invite everyone to come on down and see what we have to offer.

Thanks for everything you do.

Introducing Student Rates

As of today, Hacksburg is offering lower rates to students enrolled in local universities.

Student members will pay 20% less than the normal membership dues: $40/month, $96/quarter, or $240/year. If you’re a student who wants space to work on cool projects, this is a perfect time to join Hacksburg!

Movie Night!

Hey guys! We’re going to have a geek movie night in a couple of weeks! If you want to come, fill out this doodle with your availability!

We’ll be watching War Games, the classic hacker movie, so bring a thirst for Artificial Intelligence and retro networking.