Hacksburg

Blacksburg's Workshop
Meetings Tuesday at 7:30 pm (Virtual Meeting Link)

Silicone Mold Making

Silicone casting

In this class, will be discussing how to make low-cost silicone molds for cosplay, rapid prototyping, and other applications. We will showcase some of the knowledge we gained during the initial COVID-19 pandemic response to make PPE for local groups. This event will be held in-person!

Time: May 1 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Location: Hacksburg; 1872 Pratt Drive Suite 1620. Park and enter at back of the building.

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

RSVP: Email rsvp@hacksburg.org or sign up on Meetup!

Woodworking 101 — In-Person

Wooden Box

Attendees will have the opportunity to make a simple wood project. The project is designed to utilize almost all of the woodworking tools Hacksburg offers and provide a great introduction to woodworking.

This class is for attendees age 16 and up. Minors will need to have parent/guardian supervision for the entire duration of the class, and parent/guardian must approve all shop tool use.

Time: March 27 from 1:00PM-4:00PM.

Location: Hacksburg; 1872 Pratt Drive Suite 1620. Park and enter at back of the building. Mask or other suitable face covering required.

Online: This class will only be held in-person.

Cost: $30 for Hacksburg members, $35 for non-members.

RSVP: Email rsvp@hacksburg.org or sign up on Meetup!

New Equipment, New Class - Resin Printer Basics!

Deadpool resin printed miniature

(printed on our printer! roughly two inches across, for scale)

 

Normal filament-based 3D printers are capable of making an incredible array of parts, but for high-detail miniatures our new resin printer is capable of over 10x the resolution. Learn how to use the new Hacksburg resin printer, what parts work best, and how these machines differ from filament-based printers.

This class is for attendees age 14 and up. Minors will need to have parent/guardian supervision for the entire duration of the class.

Time: February 20 from 1:00PM-4:00PM.

Location: Hacksburg; 1872 Pratt Drive Suite 1620. Park and enter at back of the building.

Online: This class will also be offered online simultaneously at https://meet.hacksburg.org/class .

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

RSVP: Email rsvp@hacksburg.org or sign up on Meetup!

Foam Armor Distressing and Aging

EVA Foam Helmet

To get those awesome final touches for your cosplay costume, learn tips and tricks for making ordinary foam and plastic look like battle-hardened accessories or millennia-old artifacts from our award-winning instructor. Free for members and $5 for non-members.

This class is for attendees age 14 and up. Minors will need to have parent/guardian supervision for the entire duration of the class.

Time: February 13 from 1:00PM-4:00PM.

Location: Hacksburg; 1872 Pratt Drive Suite 1620. Park and enter at back of the building.

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

RSVP: Email rsvp@hacksburg.org or sign up on Meetup!

Laser 101 — Make Your Own Edge-Lit Acrylic Gift

CAMFive

Hacksburg will be hosting a laser cutter class 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 learn how to make their own edge-lit acrylic Valentine’s Day gift (if you don’t make yours holiday themed that’s fine) and receive the LED base with the optional materials fee. Free for members and $5 for non-members, and a $10 optional materials fee.

This class will be held in person and online.

Please RSVP if you’re planning on attending by sending an email to rsvp@hacksburg.org or going to https://www.meetup.com/HacksburgVA/events/282573698/. The stream will be available at the URL listed below.

Time: February 6 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Location: Online and in-person at Hacksburg; 1872 Pratt Drive Suite 1620. Go to the covered double doors at the back of the building.

URL: https://meet.hacksburg.org/class

Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members. $10 optional materials fee. Payment online can be done at https://paypal.me/hacksburg.

RSVP: RSVP by emailing rsvp@hacksburg.org.