Hacksburg

Blacksburg's Workshop

Meetings Tonight

Hello everyone! Tonight, we’ll be having a board meeting at 7 and a general meeting at 7:30. The agenda is here. We’ll be talking about upcoming events – particularly, Steppin’ Out this weekend. Come and join us!

Soft Circuit Class

This weekend was our Soft Circuits class – flexible no solder circuits.

We used the Adafruit Beginner LED Sewing Kit. Our student wanted to make a stuffed light up day of the dead style skull. With one small mistake that was easily fixable it worked!

You can learn more about soft circuits at the following links:
MIT Soft Circuits workshop facilitator’s guide
Our class handout

Also, this weekend is Steppin’ Out. If you are curious about our Blacksburg makerspace/hackerspace you will get 5 free days access to Hacksburg if you volunteer 5+ hours at Steppin’ out. Sign up! You can also use your membership to get cheaper access to our classes and events like Soft Circuits and our upcoming Hackathon.

Meetings Tonight

Hello everyone! Tonight, we’ll be having a board meeting at 7 and a general meeting at 7:30. The agenda is here. We’ll be talking about upcoming events, new developments with the space, and we’ll be cleaning up the back room and installing the new shelves we built this past weekend. Come and join us!

Group Memberships

We would like to announce group memberships!

Group membership is designed for organizations that would like a space to work and meet. Each organization (formal or informal) should have at least one keyholder, a primary contact for the group that holds the group’s key to the space. That member is required to be in the space at all times when group members are present. Each organizational keyholder may host four (4) additional persons for a total of five (5) club members getting access to the space at a time for the membership fee.

So if your group (drone racing, rocket building, robotics, cosplay costumers etc…) needs a place to keep shared equipment, meet and work, we are your place!

More information about joining Hacksburg is located here.

We are still looking for input on what equipment you would like to see at the space. Take the survey here.

We are also looking for volunteers for Steppin’ Out! Volunteers get 5 free day passes to the space for 5 or more hours of work. Click here to sign up.

Hacksburg "Shelf Fest"

In an effort to improve storage and organization for the workshop, Hacksburg members and volunteers joined up to built a pair of wooden shelves. After a hot day of cutting, sanding, routing, gluing and clamping the final products turned out quite well. Check out some of the highlights below. In case you want to make some yourself, the nap step is optional (but highly recommended).