Author Archives: Aaron

Game Development at HackRVA

There’s been some game making going on around HackRVA. It’s messy, strange, and most of us don’t really know what we’re doing (except Brandon, pictured in Unreal4 Fugue State(TM) in top pic). But we’ve been doing it long enough that … Continue reading

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HackRVA Wiki Improvement Day

We document, therefore we wiki. Or in some cases Git/Instructables/ThingAVerse/ProjectBlog/BuildLog/*things*… but in this case we were all about getting the HackRVA Wiki back up to speed. We re-located the wiki, added many new needed pages, cleaned out the old stuff, … Continue reading

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Maker Workshop Series – Electronic Wearables

  Brittany put on an absolutely stellar class last Saturday! We started the morning talking about wearables in the wild, what some key innovators are doing, and the future/now of the tech such as haptics and the possible normalization of … Continue reading

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VCU Students, IEEE Leaders, and HackRVA Members

Marian and Shelly are about the busiest people I’ve met in a long time. In addition to being engineering students at VCU, they hang out at HackRVA for the fun of making things, and do numerous IEEE related event’s throughout … Continue reading

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Maker Workshop Series – Learning CAD

We learned some CAD last Saturday using Autodesk Design 123D. The pic above is a custom box that was designed in CAD and printed out on the HackRVA 3D printer by a total beginner. He drew it from scratch and … Continue reading

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Intro to IT Careers Event at HackRVA

HackRVA member Huy Tran has been a mentor for many young IT professionals. They often wanted to know, “Which direction should I go with my career?” So he decided to put together a talk about just that question. Using his … Continue reading

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RVA RN’s Dance In Style Thanks to HackRVA

Dustin and a few others helped make these cool shirts for the RVA RNs using our new screen printing abilities. The RVA RNs (Registered Nurses) are wearing them for today’s Dance-A-Thon “Dance For a Cause” event. That’s right, DANCEATHON -> … Continue reading

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Solder 101 – Maker Workshop Series at HackRVA

We recently held a workshop on learning to solder. We had 12 makerspace enthusiasts attend.  Some were getting a refresher and others were new to the art of connecting wire with hot metal. We had a great time! We assembled … Continue reading

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RVAsec Badge Build 2014 Begins

The badge build for the RVAsec Richmond Security conference is underway. This will be the third year HackRVA has created badges for the conference. For a really nice preview about the badges, check out this QandA with HackRVA member Morgan … Continue reading

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WRIR Birthday Party

We spread the word about 3D printing, maker technology, and makerspaces at the recent WRIR Birthday “Party for the Rest of Us. Rob presented his “Beagle Brick” project and we had an arduino project to share as well. Independent radio … Continue reading

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