Hacksburg

Blacksburg's Workshop

About Us

Who are we?

Hacksburg is Blacksburg's first makerspace. Started in 2014, we're a community workshop focused on enabling members of the Blacksburg community to complete projects that would otherwise be out of reach. Whether you need equipment, mentorship, or just some help, Hacksburg is meant to be a useful resource for building anything from rockets to robots to rocking chairs.

Our space is located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, and we wouldn't exist in our current form without their support.

Hacksburg is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Key data:

  • We are located in the CRC at 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475, Blacksburg, VA
  • We meet every Tuesday at 7:30 PM in our space. Feel free to come by for a tour! This meeting is open-to-the-public and followed by an open-to-the-public work session starting at the end of the meeting to whenever the last member leaves.
  • The links at the top of the page will take you to our blog, contact information, membership information, wiki, and github page. There's more info at these locations.

Membership and Pricing

For more information about memberships, including dues for members, please see here. To make a payment, please click here.

Driving Directions

From downtown Blacksburg:

  1. Head south on Main Street.
  2. Turn right onto Washington Street.
  3. Turn left just after you pass Cassell Coliseum onto Beamer Way.
  4. Continue on Beamer Way through the traffic light; the road will become Tech Center Drive.
  5. Continue on Tech Center Drive for a while, then turn right onto Kraft Drive.
  6. Take the right turn near the bottom of the hill, right before you get to the bank. This will bring you to the KnowledgeWorks buildings.
  7. Continue on the road to the front of the building, then turn right and proceed to the parking lot at the far end of the building, near the bus stop and the pond.
  8. Hacksburg is the space with the big garage door immediately to your left. If the door isn't open, knock clearly and we'll let you in.

Blacksburg Transit Directions

We are on the CRC Shuttle line of Blacksburg Transit. The stop number is 1714 (Kraft/KnowledgeWorks 1 Building Southbound), the stop before the Kraft Drive time check. While we try to keep the info below current, please check the Blacksburg Transit website for the latest information and timetables.

Weekdays:The CRC Shuttle bus runs from 6:45 AM to 9:45 PM during Full and Intermediate Service and from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM during Reduced Service.

Weekends: On Full Service Saturdays, BT service to Hacksburg is run by the CRC Saturday Connector Service, which runs from 10:00 AM-9:00 PM. This service must be arranged in advance by following the directions here; the bus stop you want is 1714. This service does not run on Game Days.

On Intermediate Service Saturdays, the CRC Shuttle bus runs from 7:00 AM to 5:45 PM. There is no service on Reduced Service Saturdays, and no service on Sunday at any service level.