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Events Archive

2024

  • January 7: Backyard Maple Syrup Making
  • January 14: Intro to Sewing
  • January 28: Electronics with Radios
  • February 4: Woodworking 101

2023

  • January 8: Gantry Mill Work Day
  • January 15: CNC Machining
  • January 21: Shop Cleanup (no RSVP required)
  • January 22: Building Radios/Basic RF Electronics
  • January 29: Cosplay Armor
  • February 5: Maple Syrup Making
  • February 12: Laser Cutter 101
  • February 19: TIG Welding
  • February 26: Silicone Casting Day
  • March 5: 3D Printing
  • March 12: Wind Chimes
  • March 19: Seed Starting
  • March 26: Lynchburg Maker Faire
    • March 25: Prep and packing for Maker Faire
  • April 2: CNC Gantry Mill
  • April 4: Synthesizer Mini-Class (Confirmed!)
  • April 9: Basics Fiberglass/Carbon/Composites
  • April 16: Anodizing Day
    • Canceled due to safety concerns
  • April 23: Kites (might be kite making, might be kite photography)
  • April 30: Resin Printing
  • May 7: Intro to Radio
  • May 21: Modifying CAD
  • June 4: Modern Kites (may also touch on kite making and kite photography)
  • June 11: Shop Work Day
  • June 13 (Tuesday): Class Planning at business meeting
  • June 17: Hacksburg at Summer Solstice Fest
  • June 18: Workshop Open House
  • June 25: Leatherworking Basics
  • July 9: 3D Printer Work Day
  • July 16: Bicycle Work Day
  • July 23: Intro to Programming with Python
  • July 30: Safe and Legal Pyrotechnics
    • Canceled due to safety/publicity concerns
  • August 6: Basic Web Development (HTML, CSS, JS)
  • August 13: Animation in Blender
  • August 20: Canning 101
  • August 27: CNC Machining
  • September 3: None (Labor Day weekend)
  • September 6 3-6 PM: Hacksburg Open House (Game Changer Week)
  • September 10: Laser Cutter 101
  • September 17: DIY Home Maintenance
  • September 23: Maple Tree Identification Walk
  • September 24 : Blender Animation
  • September 30: Tips and Tricks to build your own Costumes/Cosplay (Remote)
  • October 1: 3D Printer Workday + Compile your own Firmware
  • October 7: Lightsaber signups due (tentative)
  • October 7-8: HacksCamp 23 (Hacksburg group camping trip)
    • Canceled due to lack of interest
  • October 14: Lightsaber kickoff (tentative)
  • October 15: Apple Cider Making - Part 1
    • October 10 (Tuesday): Deadline for bulk apple order
  • October 22: Apple Cider Making - Part 2
  • October 29: Hard Cider and Fermentation
  • November 5: Sewing 101
  • November 12: Resin Printing
    • With information on printing for metal casting
  • December 3: Holiday Ornament
  • December 10: Aluminum Casting
    • Rescheduled for weather
  • December 12 6:30 PM: Annual Meeting (Members Only)
  • December 17: Smart Home Alone (Home Assistant)

Mini Classes

  • June 27: Automating Leatherwork
    • Supplements Leatherworking Basics class (June 25)
  • July 11: Working with Stepper Motors
  • July 18: Future Aerial Transport Discussion
  • July 25: How to Use AI Tools (bring a computer)
  • August 1: Introduction to Slide Rules
  • August 8: Adding E-commerce to a Website
    • Supplements Basic Web Development class (August 6)
  • August 15: Forest Maintenance Discussion
  • September 12: Laser Taco Tuesday
  • September 26: Photogrammetry
  • October 3: Working with LEDs (costume, etc)
  • October 10: Apple Grinder Motor Replacement
  • October 24: Intro to Solar Power
  • October 31: Hacksburg Halloween: Come in costume, Laser engraved pumpkins
  • November 7: Election Day
  • November 14: Astrophotography
  • November 28: Prep for Holiday Ornaments

Community Events

2022

Community Events

2021

2020

2019

2018


2017

  • January 17th 8:00pm - Tool Tuesday - Introduction to the Oscilloscope - Come on out to Hacksburg's monthly Tool Tuesday and learn what an Oscilloscope is, what uses it has, and the basics of operating it. This event is open to everyone (students, residents, anyone!) and free.
  • January 28th 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM -- Drone building
  • Feburary 21st at 8:00pm - Introduction to Soldering - Come on out to Hacksburg's monthly Tool Tuesday and learn what soldering is, what uses it has, and the basics of doing it from Brent, a board member. This event is open to everyone (students, residents, anyone!) and free.
  • March 4 - Introduction to Sewing - 1pm-4pm
    • Come learn basic hand sewing, how to use a sewing machine, and how to follow a basic pattern.
    • We will be making drawstring bags.
    • Reading a simple pattern
    • straight stitching by hand
    • using a sewing machine (bobbins, threading, adjusting)
    • Price: $10 public / $5 for members
    • see 2016 class for notes Sewing 101
  • March 7 - Magic Wand Contest Awards Party 8pm for the [[events:2017:magic_wand_contest?s[]=wizard]]
  • March 11 - Open house 1-4pm Stop in to get a tour of our space, some tea or coco, and be able to ask any questions about our organization. This is free and open to everyone!
  • March 7-28 -- Adafruit Group Buy
  • March 19 - Inventory Day - 1-5pm
    • Members, we need to inventory everything in the space for taxes, please come out and help us knock it out.
  • March 21 - 8pm - Tool Tuesday - Introduction to 3D Printing
  • April - Steampunk Contest all month!
  • May 2 - 8 PM -- Steampunk Contest Awards Party
  • June 17 - events:Summer Solstice Fest 2017
  • June 24 - events:Woodworking 101 - 2017
  • October 8, 1pm to 5pm - events:2017:Cider Making Event 2017
  • October 10, 7:30 pm - Pumpkin Carving after General Meeting
  • October 14, 9am to 3pm - Repair Cafe at the NRV ReStore
  • November 12, 2pm - events:2017:Foam Armor Class

2016

2015