Blacksburg's Workshop
Meetings Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Cider Making Weekend


It’s Cidermaking weekend at Hacksburg!

On Saturday October 5th we’ll be demonstrating the cidermaking process at the Blacksburg Farmers Market (108 W Roanoke St), from 9 am to 2pm. There will be free tastings of our freshly squeezed cider made from locally grown apples.

On October 6th we’ll be hosting our 5th Annual Hacksburg Cider Making Event. Bring your own apples and containers and join us to make your own fresh squeezed apple cider. Click here for more information about cidermaking and what to bring! Cider making is free!

Free tours of the new Hacksburg community workshop will also be offered.

Hacksburg is a makerspace. Makerspaces are community spaces with tools and people who love to create and tinker with everything from electronics, wood, metal, sewing to home brew! Come check out our community of makers.

Date: Sunday October 6, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm Location: Hacksburg 1872 Pratt Drive Suite 1620, Blacksburg, VA Facebook event

3D Printing and CAD Class, this Sunday

Hacksburg will be hosting our 3D Printing and CAD class this Sunday. Attendees will learn about 3D printing and how to use our 3D printer. Additionally, we will cover Autodesk Fusion 360 and basic Computer Aided Design (CAD) usage. More information on the class can be found on our Wiki.

Please RSVP if you’re planning on attending by sending an email to rsvp@hacksburg.org. Sending an RSVP ensures that you will receive important class information.

Time: September 29 from 1:00 to 4:00PM

Location: 1872 Pratt Drive, Suite 1620 and Conference Room

Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members.

RSVP: RSVP by emailing rsvp@hacksburg.org.

Grand Re-opening - Sunday September 8

We are ready and excited to show off our great new space at 1872 Garvin Dr in the VT Corporate Research Center! Come visit Sunday September 8 anytime from 1-4pm! There will be information about becoming a Hacksburg member as well as upcoming classes and events. Visit our Facebook page for a VR preview of our Prototyping and Innovation Studio, which houses our 3D Printers, electronics workbench and 80 watt laser cutter.


Weekly Meeting Move

Hacksburg is moving within the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VT CRC). Our new address will be the Garvin building, 1872 Pratt Drive, Suite 1700 and 1620 (1700 is the main room). We have been working hard on the moving process and reached the point where our weekly meetings will now be held in the new space. Some work will still get done in the old space, but most equipment has been moved over, and card access is working in the Garvin building and the main room. We hope to see you at our first Tuesday meeting in the new space on August 13 at 7:30PM. The front and rear doors will be staffed to help people find the new space.

Note that our address is written in a lot of places, and it will take us time to find and correct all of them. Hacksburg members retain access to the old space. Please email board@hacksburg.org if you have any questions.

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.

Please RSVP if you’re planning on attending by sending an email to rsvp@hacksburg.org. This new policy, which applies to all of our events, lets us know how many people to expect at each event and gives us a way to contact you if there’s an issue with the class.

Time: June 23 from 1:00 to 4:00PM

Location: 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475

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

RSVP: RSVP by emailing rsvp@hacksburg.org.

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