Hackerspace Charlotte

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Hackerspace Charlotte
Status active
Country United States of America

State or District

North Carolina

City Charlotte

Date of founding

2010/10/06

Last Updated 2014-12-12
Website http://www.hackerspacecharlotte.org/

Ustream

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hsc1

Twitter

@hackcharlotte

E-mail

admin@hackerspacecharlotte.org

Snail mail


 Charlotte
United States of America

Number of members

40+"+" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

Membership fee

$40 per month.

Size of rooms

2500sqft

Members
Location 35° 13' 27.8688", -80° 49' 0.9912"
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We are a fully armed and operational hackerspace, formed in the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina. From our original formation meeting in the middle of September, 2010; we leaped into motion and had formed our base of bureaucracy, bound insurance, and signed the lease on a space in just one month and a day. 32 days seems to be the absolute record for fastest hackerspace, which is a testament to the creative, committed truly awesome members we have in our community. If you know of any faster 'space, please let us know, because I've been bragging about this for a good while now.

We have ~40 paying members, regular meetings every Tuesday night, and have already started holding classes/events. Also, we have a regular Hacker Friday event which is the first Friday of every month from February 2011 onwards - we open the doors to the NoDa arts community where we are based and have demos and such.

HSC, which the cool kids call us, is on twitter at #hackcharlottefor announcements and #hackerspaceclt for a community feed. We're also on the Facebook. Our current projects range from a locksport night, a CNC machine to supplement our current CNC machine, a Mendel build, several programming projects, a webcam robot to stream hackerspace happenings, and lots more. Updated, September, 2011: we've finished two CNCs, several prusas, have branched off into LEO rocketry, quadcopters, pneumatic robotics, MAME builds, and who knows what else - it's that kind of a place now.

We are also the reigning, and possibly, the only Grand Prize Winner of the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge put on by Element14. We invented Feltronics, a new way to teach circuit theory for under $100. It's very cool.

Our latest attempt as a group at defeating boredom is an attempt at a Guinness World Record for the Largest QR code. We're still waiting on confirmation from the Brits, but odds are good. The previous record is 16.81 square meters, and ours is over 10000 square feet. Check it out at qr.hsclt.org.

We're also doing something in the back that's really going to cook your cottage pie - more on this when you hear about it.

Come by and check us out - or at least swing by the website. Our web guy loves it when people do that. Also, if you are a traveling member of the Hackerspace community in our area for some reason, let us know. Visitors are always welcome and never boring.


Max Wallace

President, Hackerspace Charlotte

January, 2011 rev Sept, 2011

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