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, robots, woodworking, embedded software, metalworking, 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-lead workshops, events and projects. Check out our workshops on Meetup.com and stay connected through social media (Facebook and Twitter), our mailing list, an irc-style messaging system and Slack.
1600 Roseneath Road
Richmond, VA 23230
We’re located in Scott’s Addition immediately behind The Dairy Bar. If you’re using GPS, enter 3420 W. Moore Street 23230 to get to the parking lot. The entrance to our space is on West Moore Street. You’ll see our sign and door in the parking lot with the chain-link fence.
Anyone can visit during our open house events every first and third Thursday nights. You don’t need to be a member to hang out; lots of members will be at the open house to show you around. If it’s your first time at HackRVA or you want to become a member, this is the best night to learn about us. Check Meetup.com and our calendar for additional meetings when members will also be at the space and the door will be open.
Visit the HackRVA makerspace anytime during a calendar event. You’ll be able to meet face-to-face with a member and get answers to your questions about our organization and how you can become a member.
Email: info [at] hackrva [dot] org
I read the above, but what are you exactly … and what’s it all about?
We’re a makerspace/hackerspace. Sometimes we’re referred to as a gym for the brain, a clubhouse for nerds, a mad scientists’ lair, or a preeminent basement. We’re essentially a space filled with tools, computers, and people interested in knowledge and hands-on experience. Members’ dues keep the space going. Members volunteer to run the space and manage the organization. No-one owns the space, 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 comradery as well.
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Our interests include:
- General Science and Engineering
- Open Source Hardware and Software
- 3D Printing
- Computer Programming
- IT Security
- Mechanical Engineering
- Soft Circuits / Wearables
- Arts and Crafts
- … and much more!
You provide the enthusiasm, we’ll provide the tools—and the community. Let the making begin. Come visit us or become a member!
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 to HackRVA Labs are tax deductible.