Hacksburg

Blacksburg's Workshop

No Meeting Tonight

Hello everyone! We won’t be having a meeting this week because most of our Board is unavailable and we don’t have much to cover anyway. I will be at the space today after 7 PM to work on my own projects; if you want to see the space or have any questions, I will be there.

See you all next week.

Meeting Tonight

Hello everyone!

Tonight, we’ll have our general meeting at 7:30 PM at the space. The agenda is here. We’ll be discussing plans for Summer Solstice Fest, and looking over some recent additions to the space. As always, we’ll also be talking about what we’ve worked on the past week, so feel free to bring your projects (or pics thereof) for show-and-tell. After the meeting, we will, as usual, have our open work session, where you can get help with a project you’re roadblocked on or hang out with like-minded makers.

Hope to see you there!

Classes This Weekend

Hello! This weekend, we’re hosting three classes at the space. First, tomorrow at 1 PM, Kurt Rooks will be doing a basic woodworking class. If you’ve ever wanted to take advantage of our extensive wood shop but didn’t know where to start or were intimidated by the equipment, this class is for you! The cost for this class will be $10 for the public, $5 for students, and free for Hacksburg members.

On Sunday, Nicole Schwartz will be having a fabric class double-header! First, at 4 PM, she’ll lead a Sewing 101 class. She’ll be covering how to read a pattern basic care and feeding of a sewing machine, and how to make simple projects. As part of the course, everyone will be making a drawstring bag to take home with them! The cost for this class is $15 for the public, $10 for students, and $5 for Hacksburg members.

Then, at 6 PM, Nicole will teach a soft circuits class. She’ll show you how to use conductive threads, fabric, LEDs and processors to create wearable electronics! As part of the class, everyone will get to make a soft circuit to take home! The cost for this class will be $20 for the public, $15 for students, and $10 for Hacksburg members.

A note for people coming to the classes: Because of several events on campus this weekend, we do not advise coming to Hacksburg via Beamer Way and Tech Center Drive. Instead, we advise either taking the US 460 bypass to Industrial Park Road/Ramble Road and then Kraft Drive, or taking Main Street to Airport Drive and then Kraft Drive.

Hope to see people there!

Arduino Classes on Tuesday and Thursday

Hello everyone! This week, Nicole Schwartz will be running two Arduino classes in coordination with Let’s Code Blacksburg.

The first of these classes will be an introductory Arduino class on Tuesday from 6-9 PM. More information on this event can be found here. As such, we will not be having a Hacksburg meeting this week. If you’re planning on attending, please buy a ticket from Eventbrite. The fee is $5 for Hacksburg members, $10 for non-members. There’s a maximum of 12 attendees for this class, so get in while the getting’s good!

On Thursday, there will be a more advanced class on controlling lights and sound with an Arduino. This class will assume that you’ve used Arduino before and know how it works. The class will be from 6-9 PM and the fees are the same – $5 for members, $10 for non-members. If you’re interested, buy an Eventbrite ticket here. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Meeting Tonight

Hello everyone!

Tonight, we’ll have our general meeting at 7:30 PM at the space. The agenda is here. As always, we’ll also be talking about what we’ve worked on the past week, so feel free to bring your projects (or pics thereof) for show-and-tell. After the meeting, we will, as usual, have our open work session, where you can get help with a project you’re roadblocked on or hang out with like-minded makers.

Hope to see you there!