Blacksburg's Workshop
Meetings Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Laser Cutter Class this Sunday


Hacksburg will be hosting a laser cutter class at the space this Sunday. This class offers attendees a tutorial on using the Hacksburg 80W CO2 Laser Cutter. Basic laser safety, design guidelines, and examples will be presented. Attendees will get to make their own laser engraved object! More information on the laser cutter can be found on our Wiki.

Time: September 16 from 1:00 to 5:00PM

Location: 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475

Cost: Free for members; recommended $5 donation for non-members to cover materials.

This event and the laser cutter are made possible due to generous support from Rackspace.

Intro to Cosplay - With Special Guests!

Hacksburg will be hosting an Intro to Cosplay session at the space this Sunday. Two skilled local cosplayers will be leading the event, Tom Wyckoff of Mizfit Cosplayers and Kate of Wickedly Stitched Cosplay.

Cosplay Guests Tom

Tom’s speciality is airbrushing which he’s been doing for 25 years. He’s been painting costumes for 5 years and cosplaying for 1. Tom will be talking on the use of airbrushes in costumes to get the design and pop you want and his experience creating his first costume and his first year.

Cosplay Guests Kate

Kate is a professional seamstress from Rocky Mount, VA. She has been cosplaying since 2013 and has won over fourteen awards for her work. Some of her more recent awards include Best Master at Mysticon 2018, Best in Show at Star City Anime 2018, Best in Show at Kantaicon 2017, and Best in Show at Star City Anime 2016. She is also a cosplay guest and judge at Danville’s first ever comicon and Kantaicon 2018. She is most well known for her Sailor Neptune and Yuki Kuran costumes, but she will be showing off her new Cinderella costumes. She is also a member of the Roanoke Geek Mob committee and Mizfits Cosplayers of Lynchburg.

Time: Sunday September 9 from Noon to 4:00PM

Location: 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475

Cost: Free

Welding 101 this Sunday


Hacksburg will be hosting a Welding 101 class at the space this Sunday. Attendees will learn the basics of Flux Core Wire & Stick Welding of Mild Steel. Feel free to bring your own welding project to work on.

Please wear Cotton clothes, no Nylon, Rayon or similar materials that melt & burn! Helmet, gloves and welding jacket will be available for use.

Registration starts at 12:30pm onsite. You must be present at 1:00pm to participate due to the fact that Welding Safety will be covered at the start of the class.

Persons under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Time: August 12 from 1:00 to 5:00PM

Location: 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475

Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members to cover materials.

Disassembly Day and Fall Event Planning

This Sunday is Hacksburg Disassembly Day! We will be going through our storage room and harvesting useful parts from the devices and equipment that have been donated to the space. If you like taking things apart (and not having to worry about putting them back together) feel free to come by the workspace between 1 and 5 PM.

Additionally, at next week’s meeting (8/7 at 7:30 PM) we will be discussing and planning upcoming events for the next few months. To keep things organized, we have created a wiki page to document and collaborate on ideas: https://wiki.hacksburg.org/events:2018:FallPlanning If you have ideas for activities you’d like to do or would be willing to lead, please add them to the wiki or bring them to the meeting!

If you can’t make it to the meeting and still wish to discuss an event, please feel free to make a post on the Hacksburg Discussion email list.

Summer Solstice!

This Saturday is Summer Solstice Fest in Downtown Blacksburg! Hacksburg has a booth (on Lee St near Cabo Fish Taco). Please drop by and see us! If you’d like to help out at the booth, volunteer shifts can be found here

Sunday, after Summer Solstice, we will have an open house. Please drop by for that as well, to check out the space, show cool projects off, and meet members of the maker community here in the New River Valley! Hours are 1pm to 5pm.