bob at stratton.net
Thu Sep 6 20:21:01 CDT 2012
There's a nice page with a bunch of different links for Nova Labs at: http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Nova_Labs
For folks interested in serious 3D printing, reverse engineering, or "cyber warfare", you might also want to check out Reverse Space in Herndon.
My sense is that HacDC is sort of the local go-to place for people who want to do a lot of microcontroller work. They have a regular class/build session weekly just for that.
For people in Maryland closer to Baltimore I think Unallocated Space is sort of the happening place. http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Unallocated_Space
One thing that can be neat about some of these places (particularly Nova Labs) is that sometimes other groups use the space for impromptu events. I know that's true for one IT security-related group with which I'm involved, even though their regular meeting is at an office.
On Sep 6, 2012, at 5:50 PM, Michael Chisena wrote:
> Ever heard of the 'maker movement'.
> People are taking an interest in building their own devices.
> Electronic, mechanical, all manners of creativity expressed in physical articles.
> Over the last year or so Martin has been telling me about a place where people can go and build things.
> His shop is called Hack DC.
> Have not been there yet.
> Not everybody owns, can afford, or house the tools they would like.
> Some things simply can't be used in an apartment.
> Noise, fumes, dust do not make for happy neighbors.
> Got tipped off by Martin a couple of weeks ago about a new place in Reston.
> It's called Nova Labs.
> Had the chance to pay the place a visit.
> Like an idiot I failed to bring a camera.
> Second trip I was permitted to take as many photos as I could.
> This article is a very rough draft of what they have and can do.
> Reminds me of a frat house for high tech nerds.
> It's not just a shop, there are classes on how to safely use the tools.
> There is the interaction between creative people on how to make things better.
> Nova labs is simply cool.
> Please give the links a look at.
> Go pay them a visit.
> If I ask I'm sure they would love to have a bunch of AMRAD guys over for a get acquainted session.
> They also can 'use stuff'.
> On the web site is an open list of things they need. If you can, consider making a donation.
> Mike Chisena
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