Blacksburg's Workshop

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.

CNC Router Campaign

Our latest project needs funding! We want to build a large CNC Router (4’x4’), and we’ve launched another Indiegogo Campaign! Please, check it out and spread the word! Every bit of help we can get makes our space better, so even if you can’t contribute to the campaign, you can still help us by telling your friends, lending a hand at the space, and even becoming a member. :)

Open House

We’ll be having an open house on Sunday, June 22 from 1-7pm. There will be classes on 3D printing, soldering and how to use our equipment! Come see our robot arm and eat hot dogs!

If you’ve ever been interested in hackerspaces, DIY, or in turning your mad scientist ravings into reality, you don’t want to miss this!

Here’s our current schedule:
1 PM: Meet & Greet Board Members, 3D Printer Demo
2 PM: Learn to Solder
3 PM: CNC Router Demo, Robot Arm Unveiling and Brainstorm Session
4 PM: Learn to Solder, CNC Router Demo
5 PM: Dinner – Dogs on the Grill
6 PM: 3D Printer Demo

New Toys!

The image below is of the first confirmed instance of the Hacksburg logo in its physical form!

Hacksburg logo made manifest

It was made using Todd Fleming’s MendelMax 3d printer, which he’s graciously loaning to the space. See the wiki page for more information. We’ve also received an equally gracious loan of a ShapeOko CNC router, from Drew Laing!

Both of these items require training before use, so be careful. But if you’d like to use one or the other, don’t hesitate to ask their respective owners!

It’s really terrific to have so much community involvement and so many awesome loans and donations, and we’re extremely grateful to you all.