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 planning new events and features, and working on various side projects. Come and join us!

Meetings Tonight

Hello everyone! Our booth at Summer Solstice Fest was a big hit! Despite the rain, there was a lot of interest, which made it very worthwhile. Thanks to everyone who volunteered – Jenn McGuire, Hunter Morgan, Lyle Evans, Mike Newsome, and Ava Pope – for helping to make it a success!

Tonight, we’ll be having a board meeting at 7 and a general meeting at 7:30. There’s no agenda at present, as the wiki is currently down; however, we’ll be welcoming new people, planning new events, and working on various side projects. Come and join us!

Update 18:26: The agenda is here.

Hacksburg Events Calendar Update

Hello everyone!

We have some reminders and changes to our events calendar for the year, please share this around.

You can still find us, and our eletricity generating bike at Summer Solstice Fest this Saturday. Note: We are still looking for volunteers to help out at the Hacksburg table at the Summer Solstice Fest - volunteers who work 5 or more hours will get 5 day passes to our space! Sign up at our doodle.

Next Events:

Go head and Buy Tickets for the Homebrewing Class or Sign Up for the beverage cooling competition!

Beverage Cooling Competition Signup Reminder

After enjoying Soltice Fest Saturday see us this Sunday at for our beverage cooling competition - a fun followup to our summer solstace! (See our cool bike there.)

We have 2 teams signed up - so a good chance for you last minute people to jump in!

Everyone is welcome to come watch the contest and enjoy a (hopefully) cool beverage.

When: ~~Sunday June 21st 3pm~~ Update: Moved to Saturday July 18th at 6:30pm.

Where: Hacksburg 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475, Blacksburg, VA.

Rules

Sign Up

As a note we are still looking for volunteers to help out at the Hacksburg table at the Summer Solstice Fest - volunteers who work 5 or more hours will get 5 day passes to our space! Sign up at our doodle.

Summer Solstice Fest Update

This Saturday is the 8th annual Summer Solstice Fest in Downtown Blacksburg 1pm- 11:30pm rain or shine. Come on out and meet us! We will have our latest projects there for you to see and interact with.

Our first project, the bike generator, is proceeding on track. Everything is hooked up and tested, and we can read the power generated by the bike and solar panel versus the load on the battery. We also have a program to display this data. Now we just need to integrate these pieces and refine it! We’ll be working on it this Tuesday after our meeting (Come meet us, 7:30pm! 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475, Blacksburg, VA)

Bike in Action Bike pi

Our next project, having the 3d printer working and powered by the bike generator, has been going very well. Andrew’s solved just about all of the problems we’ve been having printing with PLA, by starting over with a bed of painter’s tape and a recalibrated Z-axis. We also got some more filament that will be in the space Tuesday. It comes in any color you want, so long as it’s black. ;)

Tape bed bot

As a note we are still looking for volunteers to help out at the Hacksburg table at the Summer Solstice Fest - volunteers who work 5 or more hours will get 5 day passes to our space! Sign up at our doodle.