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HackRVA is a member-run and organized non-profit makerspace in Richmond, Virginia. HackRVA is a space filled with tools, computers, and people who like to build, invent, tinker, expand their minds, and learn and share new skills. You’ll find a diverse group of individuals who are into electronics, woodworking, embedded software, metalworking, coding (programming), music, art, video, photography, 3D printing, sewing, textiles, and virtual reality—and that’s for starters. HackRVA members have access to the makerspace, tools, community and learning opportunities through member-led workshops, events, and projects.
We have Open House every Thursday night from about 7 to 9. There is no program or event, just members who can give you a tour and answer questions. Check out our workshops on Meetup.com and stay connected through social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). We also post projects and pics around the web to inspire other Richmond makers and those abroad.
(We are not open to visitors, except by appointment, or at open house events. Contact us at [email protected])
We are located in Scott’s Addition at (Mailing address):
1600 Roseneath Road, Suite E
Richmond, VA 23230
We’re located in Scott’s Addition, across the parking lot from Tang and Biscuit. If you’re using GPS, enter 3404 W. Moore Street 23230 to get to the parking lot. You’ll see our sign and door in the parking lot with the chain-link fence.
Interested in joining? The best way to find out more information is to attend our open houses on Thursdays from 7-9. If you are unable to make one of these then you can contact us at [email protected] to set up an appointment for a tour and more information.
I read the above, but what are you exactly … and what’s it all about?
We’re a makerspace or hackerspace. We are a group of people sharing tools and skills. We could be referred to as a clubhouse for nerds, a mad scientists’ lair, a geek social club, a gym for the brain, or a shared basement. We’re a building filled with tools, computers, and people interested in making things, learning new skills, technology, gadgets, and hands-on experiences.
There are several kinds of makerspaces. Some are business incubators, some are for teaching kids STEAM topics, some do training and take grants. We are a member-coöp. We share tools and knowledge, and sometimes have classes open to the public. Members’ dues keep the space going. Members run the space and manage the organization. No-one owns the space, nobody gets paid, and everyone contributes in whatever way they can to help it flourish. If you’re interested in a hobby or subject of knowledge that is “makery” related you’ll likely find not only a space to work on your projects, but camaraderie as well.
We are not about making money, although some members do sell some work. We are more about learning and making things for fun. Members are willing to share skills and knowledge. Skills range from computers to wood working, audio, video, design, electronics, sewing and rug tufting. There are too many to list. Members regularly ask for help on Slack (a closed, members-only messaging platform.)
We have tools to create in new ways, like 3d printing, 3d design, laser cutting and etching, computer controlled routers (called CNC) to carve and cut wood. We have a wood shop with lathe, table saw, band saw, drill press, track saw, and more, and (very important), plenty of space to work.
You provide the enthusiasm, we’ll provide the tools—and the community. Let the making begin. Come visit us or become a member! We have open house every Thursday night from about 7 to 9. Come any time and we will give you a personal tour and answer any questions about our group.
HackRVA Labs, Inc., a is non-for-profit corporation managed by a board of directors and organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations (not dues) to HackRVA Labs are tax deductible. Contact [email protected] for more information.