Xerocraft

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Xerocraft
Xerocraft Logo.jpg
Status active
Country United States of America

State or District

Arizona

City Tucson

Date of founding

2010/07/17

Last Updated 2013-09-26
Website http://xerocraft.org/

Wiki

http://wiki.xerocraft.org/

Phone

520-906-0352

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/xerocrafthacks

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Xerocraft

Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/xerocraft/

Twitter

https://twitter.com/xerocraft

E-mail

info@xerocraft.org

CalendarFeed

iCal feed

Snail mail

101 West 6th Street Ste. 200
85701 Tucson
United States of America

Number of members

25

Membership fee

$50USD per month

Size of rooms

2000 sq/ft

Members
Location 32° 13' 38.568", -110° 58' 24.348"
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Tucson's Hackerspace[edit]

As of May 11, 2013 Xerocraft Hackerspace on Tucson is now a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization!

Do you like to Do It Yourself? Do you have an idea for something amazing but feel like you don’t have the tools or know-how? Do you believe knowledge should be free? Xerocraft Hackerspace offers the room, tools and ideas you need to make your idea a reality.

Xerocraft is a general workshop with resources to take on any project from simple electrical repair to complex electronic design and prototyping to machining gears, casting odd pieces, creating innovative costumes, building art pieces, exploring esoteric arts, and teaching cutting edge technologies.

This is a place where people can share knowledge, resources and create awesome things. Tucson’s hackerspace is new; your involvement will help us grow. Come and meet others like you: people who like to tinker, make, build, craft, destroy, repair, wonder, invent, reuse, fabricate, share, explore, create works of art and have fun.

This is a multifaceted group People from any field that falls under the umbrella of Do It Yourself are encouraged to attend. One of the wonderful things about hackerspaces is the synthesis that can occur when different disciplines are combined. Let's DIT (Do It Together)!

Take a look at our forum to see what we're currently working on and to learn more about us.

Regular hours[edit]

  • Mondays, 7:00pm to 10:00pm: Members Only Hack or Steering Committee Meeting
    • Our Mondays alternate between Members Only Hacks and Steering Committee meetings. Check our calendar for more information. Everyone is welcome to attend Steering Committees.
  • Tuesdays, 6:00pm to 10:00pm: WTF Open Hack
    • WTF (Women/Trans/Femme) night is an open hack exclusively for women and those who identify as female or gender neutral.
  • Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 10:00pm: Members Only Hack
  • Thursdays, 7:00pm to 10:00pm: Open Hack
  • Fridays, 7:00pm to 10:00pm: Members Only Hack
  • Saturdays, 12:00pm to 4:00pm: Open Hack
    • Every Saturday is an Open Hack and possibly a workshop. Check our calendar for more information.

For our irregular hours (which are whenever a member comes in to work and decides to open the space to the outside) you can follow us on Twitter @Xerocraft to be alerted instantly.

What we offer[edit]

Open Hacks[edit]

Come in and get acquainted with your community hackerspace. This is the time to take a tour, use our tools and ask questions. We welcome a wide range of responsible, creative, supportive and collaborative people to come join our vision of a common Makerspace / Hackerspace / Inventorspace / Creatorspace / Ideaspace.

Workshops[edit]

Every Saturday we try to offer Tucsonans a how-to workshop on anything from woodworking to Arduinos to metal casting. Check our calendar for upcoming Saturday workshops. A donation of $5 is encouraged but not required.

Tools[edit]

Xerocraft has an incredible number of tools that will allow you to build virtually anything. Here is a partial list:

  • 3D printers, laser cutters, Wood Lathe, Band Saw, 13″ Planer, Router, Drill Press, Scroll Saw, Table Saw, Sewing Machines, Hot Glue Gun, Heat Gun, Irons, Fabric stocks, Soldering Stations, How-to books, Arduino kits, Miscellaneous Parts, MIG welder, Milling Machine, Metal Lathe, Grinders, Metal Stock, even a foundry!

Membership[edit]

We are supported by a membership of $50 a month for extended access to our resources and tools, storage space, neat premiums, free attendance to our workshops and the knowledge that you are helping promote the vision of an independent Technology Commons where knowledge is free and experimentation is encouraged. Check out our membership page for more information and to apply online.

Steering Committee[edit]

Everyone is free to attend our bi-weekly meetings. If you want to become a Xerocraft regular, this is a great place to start. Come in and be a part of the organization. Here we make decisions about our operation and discuss new ideas about the future of our hackerspace.

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