HackRVA is a Richmond-based makerspace. They like to take things apart, put them back together, figure out how they work, and create new things. Their mission? To learn and make stuff sharing tools and knowledge in technology; including Arduino, Makerbot, Linux, and the Open Source movement.
Aaron Nipper will tell us a little more.
|Location||1600 Roseneath Road, Suite E, Richmond, VA 23230|
What’s your meeting space like?
Our space is about 2,000 square feet. We have an AV and general meeting area, a tech lab, and a fab lab.
What’s in your “toolbox”?
- Two 3D printers
- Laser cutter
- Lots of soldering stations
- Hand and power tools
- A computer lab
Are there any tools your group really wants or needs?
A CNC Router — like a shopbot. Can’t wait to build that first wiki-house!
Arduino, Raspberry Pi, embedded security… which embedded technologies does your group work with most frequently?
We use all that stuff. Arduino, R-Pi, whatever we can get our hands on! We’ve designed, from scratch, PCB Badges for RichSec security conference the last three years. Click here to learn more about the PCB Badges project.
What have you been working on lately?
For the past three years, we’ve designed those PCB badges for the RichSec security conference. Here’s another recent build where a member took a Power Wheels and made it Xbox controller driven. Check out the video below or click here to read more about that project.
Do you have any events or initiatives you’d like to tell us about? Where can we learn more about them?
You can learn more about us at hackrva.org. We host the Richmond Maker Guild, have regular Saturday Hackathons, as well as a Noise Night. Members are always coming up with creative events!
Any words of advice for fellow hackers?
My personal motto is fail often, teach others, and post to the web. All those things help me learn and think about projects better.