We had about 10 tables in the outdoor area behind the Science Musuem of Virginia. Eric was there building support for a new Richmond area STEM initiative. Andy taught people about drones. Dustin and Paul fielded general questions about the HackRVA Makerspace. And 30 or so additional volunteers taught kids – we were jam packed all day long. Some volunteers were lucky to make it out intact due to mobbing. Someone said, “A mob creates more mob.” Obviously kids were hungry to learn maker skillz as they besieged our tables.
All in all, 300-400 kids were introduced to the ways of soldering, and 300 bristlebots were constructed.
HackRVA starts a new special interest group and monthly meeting for taking to the air.
It shall be known as “Flight Night”!
Flight Night will provide an opportunity for HackRVA members and non-members to meet with other individuals interested in things that fly. While there will be a focus on multi-rotor drones; tricopters, quadcopters, etc, this un-moderated event will be open to any type of un-manned flying vehicles including R/C aircraft, and model rockets.
If you have something that you have been working on and would like to bring it to show off to others, or have something that you built and can’t figure out how to fix it, or have dreamed of building a drone but didn’t know how to get started, then this event is for you.
RVA Makers visited HackRVA for a lovely night of discussion about making, professional making, and the maker culture of Richmond. We demonstrated soldering, showed off our tools, and talked about our organization with this wonderful group of makers, many who make for a living.
1600 Roseneath Road
Richmond, VA 23230 map
hack.rva is a Richmond-based makerspace. We like to take things apart, put them back together, figure out how they work, and create new things. Our mission is to learn and make stuff. We share tools and knowledge in technology, including Arduino, Makerbot, Linux, and the Open Source movement.