Hack City – Minecraft at HackRVA

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Welcome to HACK CITY!  The place where all your block stacking dreams come true!

We have a dedicated server for Minecraft at HackRVA. After a long day of making we often wind down by creating cool stuff by the crafting of mines.

Contact our mailing list for details on how to join us in the mayhem.

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Monthly Maker Workshop – Soldering with Arduino Kits


This is isn’t your grandad’s soldering class. These makers not only learned to solder, but they did it by building a complete working Arduino. The Freeduino kit was the perfect intro to soldering projects. Plus its a gateway to Arduino itself. Workshop attendees learned about different types of solder wire, how to apply it, solder suckers, temperature control, and trouble shooting. This was a phenomenal workshop. One of our members eloquently captured his experience on our project blog here.

Keep your eyes open for more workshops like this over at our meetup page.

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Monthly Maker Workshop – Sewing


February was all about sewing thanks to this RVA Women of Hack sponsored workshop.

Whether you wanted to create something from textiles for the first time or were highly fascinated by the mechanical wonder that is a sewing machine and how to fix it, all were overjoyed. People brought in their machines and got to stitching. Many owned a machine but didn’t know much about it. Others were well versed and helped the newbies. We even had a heavy duty machine donated.

This was a high energy event! Lots of people, machines, music, and fun!

Also, at least two original concepts were attempted – a shop-skirt and a vulcan-glove.  For more events like this, join the HackRVA Meetup.

Check out more pics here.

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Tricopter Build Group


The HackRVA tricopter build group was a great learning experience. The build took place over three weekends and is still going on as members tweak their copters. Much soldering, wiring, testing, and crashing occurred!

We’ve seen multiple tri-copters flying around the space thanks to Andy’s original kit and group leadership. He designed this build with cost in mind as well as ease of making. This has been an incredible experience for those looking to break into flight. Keep an eye out for future multi-copter and robot builds on our meetup and mailing list.

Thanks Andy!

Documentation here. More pics here.

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