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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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BARC Jeep Wins Instructables Contest

Neal’s BARC Jeep won a second prize in the recent Instructables Microcontroller Contest. Neal is a HackRVA member and built much of his project at the space. He had some helping hands such as Fred troubleshooting software problems and others … Continue reading

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Maker Guild

One of our members, Catherine, is having Maker Guild meetings at the space.  Today we taught 8 kids (and some parents) how to solder. We made these cool Make badges with LED eyes. Kids were happy and proud! You can’t … Continue reading

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Hampton Roads Maker Faire

HackRVA presented at the 2013 Hampton Roads Maker Faire. Didn’t have time to take many pics, but will upload some as they become available from the HR Maker Faire Facebook. Here’s a link to some good pictures. Here’s a link … Continue reading

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Halloween Hackathon 2013

Halloween Hackathon 2013 at HackRVA. We made LED Throwie Ghost Boxes and Haunted Houses, 3D printed decorations, paper masks, and played some classic scary movies. For more pics and links, link here to our project blog.

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