DC has a hacker space!

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DC has a hacker space!

A couple of my Make: DC and Dorkbot DC compatriots, Nick Farr, Adam Koeppel, and others, have created a hacker space in DC, in the spirit of other bricks and mortars sites like NYC Resistor and Philly’s The Hactory. HacDC is holding a pre-grand opening “Parts Party” this Sunday to start collecting techno-junk, equipment, parts, tools, etc. that folks want to donate. Come on by and bring some stuff. It’s a 501(c)3 non-profit, so donations are tax-deductible.

HacDC’s first public event!
When: April 27 – 2:00PM
Where: 1525 Newton St Washington, DC 20010
Who: HacDC Co-Founders and YOU!

Cost: FREE, but please bring a tool/furniture/electronic scrap to donate!
Why: We started HacDC to give DC a place to make, build, disassemble, code, learn and do all the awesome things you can do in a “hacker space”. Like nycresistor.com in New York and thehacktory.org in Philly, DC now has its own collaboration and creative space, HacDC! However, we can’t do it without your support. We rely on you!

How: Get to our parrty and bring something to help build our space. Anything from:

* Tools! (Power tools, electronic test equipment, soldering irons, etc.)
* Furniture (especially folding chairs and shelving!)
* Electronics (working and non-working things we can disassemble!)
* Food and Beverages (to keep us going while we work on projects!)

We’re also looking for charter members, people who are dedicated to building a stronger DIY/Hacker community in DC. We are a non-profit DC organization seeking 501(c)(3) status, and all of our work goes directly back into the community through educational, scientific and cultural channels.


4 thoughts on “DC has a hacker space!

  1. schill says:

    Is there a web site/directory somewhere of all groups like this around the country/world?

    Something that list both commercial/membership groups and free organizations?

    I’d hate to find out that someone had started one around here and I missed it.

  2. Phil Winder says:

    I know, it ALMOST justifies envying Americans. The nearest thing we have in the UK is the IET, but its far too formal for the hobbiest.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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