Featured Project – Impacts Of Sea Level Rise on Wetlands


This project is brought to you by HackRVA member and VCU scientist Dong Yoon (Daniel) Lee along with his colleagues. The project simulates the effects of saltwater intrusion due to sea level rise on tidal freshwater wetlands using a solar-powered automated saltwater pumping system.

I’ll leave the details of the project to other sources, they’re covered much better at the project facebook page and build list here on the HackRVA wiki. But I do submit this as an example of our open community, shared tools, and space at work.

Daniel started this project with some general concepts, but he was a novice maker when it came to the mechanical and electrical/control systems required to bring his vision to life.

Many space members lent hands and brains to assist in the building of this project over the course of several months; from arduino trouble shooting, to donating spare parts, to advice on pump systems.

See more project pics here with some system breakdown description.

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Monthly Maker Workshop – 3D Printing Basics


HackRVA members Andrew and Chris from RepTechRVA / CarryTheWhat taught this great workshop on 3D printing. Attendant makers learned the ins-n-outs of different machines, material types, and troubleshooting printers.

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RVA Women of Hack

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Whether coding, coloring, knitting, or hacking robotic teapots, the RVA Women of Hack are in full swing. Their meetup is full of diverse events for all variety of making interests. Come out and join this dynamic group of makers for fun and learning.

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Little Free Library at HackRVA


HackRVA along with RVA Maker Guild created the Little Free Library outside the space. We’re internationally listed here.

Little Free Libraries are a variation on a tried and true concept of “Take a book, leave a book.” Books are free for anyone to take and read. Or you can leave books for others. No strings attached! So come by and take our books. Please, we have so many!

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