Blacksburg's Workshop
Meetings Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Milling 101


This Saturday we will be hosting a Milling 101 course at the workshop. This class offers attendees a tutorial on using the Hacksburg JMD-15 Mill/Drill. Basic machine safety, metalworking design guidelines, and examples will be presented and attendees will get to make their own metal object.

Please send an RSVP to john@hacksburg.org if you plan on attending.

Time: Saturday, November 17th, 1 to 5 pm

Location: 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475

Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

Halloween Pumpkin Carving


Happy Halloween! After the regular meeting tonight we will carving pumpkins and voting on our favourites! Categories will include Best Design, Most Techy, and Most Original. You must bring your own pumpkin and a limited number of carving tools will be availible so please try to bring your own.

If you bring a small, pie size pumpkin you can engrave it with a custom design using the laser cutter like the two shown above!

Cider Making Event


On October 7th we’ll be having the second day of our 4th 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 cider making and what to bring! Cider making is free!

You can also make a personalized laser engraved cider mug to take home - only $2. Free tours of the Hacksburg community workshop will also be offered.

Hacksburg is a makerspace. Makerspaces, also known as hackerspaces, 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 7, 2018 from 1pm to 5pm

Location: Hacksburg 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475, Blacksburg, VA

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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