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Monthly Maker Workshop – CAD Dojo

HackRVA trained beginners of AutoCAD in the CAD Dojo.  The CAD Dojo uses repetition and scaffolding in a video-game inspired level system to drill students on common commands for drawing in AutoCAD. This method forgoes the stickier parts of the … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Learning at HackRVA

Let it be known! A serious amount of non-traditional learning has occurred at HackRVA this year and continues to go on! I’ve most recently been attending Jonathon’s amazing QT C++/Frameworks class. It’s the closest thing that I’ve seen to an … Continue reading

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RVA Makerfest – Teaching Richmond to Solder

We’re teaching Richmond to solder at the upcoming RVA Makerfest! Pictured above is the custom “blinky badge” designed by HackRVA. We’ll be using it to teach makers of all ages the wonderful art of soldering. And they’ll get a sweet … Continue reading

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Maker Workshop Series – Arduino Bots

An awesome Arduino Workshop happened for July’s HackRVA Workshop Series! They night started calm enough, learning some basic Arduino skillz.. but then later, as the learning escalated, they ended up battling it out in a demolition event using the Arduino … Continue reading

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Maker Camp!

Maker Camp is underway at HackRVA! We’ve already made Makey Robots, Heron’s Fountains, jaunty caps, LED throwies, animals with eyes that light up, making our own games, lots of hot glue, paper craft, sculpting, and lots of smiles. Three events … Continue reading

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RVA Maker Guild – Sew for SOS Workshop

RVA Maker Guild recently hosted this sweet maker event! People hung out at HAckRVA to sew inspirational pillows and were inspired by the two youth leaders that created this concept. Learn more: RVAMakerGuild.org SEWforSOS.org And, more pics at the HackRVA … Continue reading

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Monthly Workshop Series – Electronics 101 Workshop

For June HackRVA held an awesome Electronics 101 Workshop in the Maker Workshop Series.  Our instructor, Eric brought enough demonstrative gear and enthusiasm to keep Richmond lit up for a week! See more pics here. And join the HackRVA Meetup … Continue reading

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CNC Router Crowdfunding Underway

We’re crowdfunding a CNC Router! Go to the HackRVA IndieGoGo Campaign for all the details. Thanks everyone, can’t wait to start subtractive manufacturing *things*with our cyberbrains!

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RVAsec Badge Build 2014 WrapUp

The RVAsec Badge 2014 is complete! RVA Security Conference goers thoroughly enjoyed their badges which you can read about in more technical depth on our wiki here and GitHub here. We made 300 of them over several months of sustained … Continue reading

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Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!

Sorry for the mixed metaphors. Artemis Bridge Build underway. Go to the HackRVA Meetup to join us for gaming teamwork fun Saturday nights! For hardware details, go to wiki here. Cool pics here.

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