June 13, 2012
hack.rva is going to have a vendor table at RVASec this Saturday (June 16). This is the first time the Richmond Information Security community is putting on this conference. Hack.rva is proud not only to have a table, but to be designing and fabricating the totally custom hackable badges for the event.
A few pics of rva.hackers working on them late last night.
March 5, 2012
Don’t forget to sign up for classes!
We have the Artificial Intelligence class on March 10th and the E-textiles class on March 24th.
A.I. Class Sign Up
E-Textile Class Sign Up
The E-textiles class signups will cut off a week before the class so kits can be ordered.
We have an update to the listings:
The CNC Class has been rescheduled for April 14th.
CNC Class Sign Up
February 27, 2012
We are now at the new space.
The address is 1600 Suite E Roseneath Road.
It is right behind the dairy bar.
Our meetings starting on Thursday March 1st will be at the new location.
Thank you again to everyone who helped with the move and build out.
February 9, 2012
The last weekend of the month of February we will be moving from our old location to our new one! The days are the 25th and 26th. If you have a truck feel free to bring it along.
New Location: 1600 Roseneath Suite E – Behind the Dairy Bar
Starting Time: 11am Saturday
February 9, 2012
We will be offering a members-only CNC class taught by Shannon Haworth. This class will teach basic operations, terminology, maintenance, safety, applications, and programming. You need to take this class if you want to use the CNC mill.
This class will be March 17th 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Cost for members is $10
Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2935507181
February 5, 2012
The Introduction to Soldering Class was a success! There were a lot of new faces in hack.rva for the class and we had a total of 20 participants. Everyone got to take home their soldering iron and their finished project, which was a flashing siren. Thank you to Luke for teaching the class and thank you to everyone who signed up.
February 5, 2012
We will be holding an Introduction to E-Textiles class taught by Erica Absetz. The class will cover different types of e-textiles and a beginner level project. Participants will receive an Aniomagic Sparkle Kit, which will be used to learn how to sew circuits into fabric.
Sparkle is an avant-garde way to make interactive textiles, paper, ceramics, and environments. Change the way it works directly from a web browser by holding it in front of a computer screen or smartphone. Participants will need no programming experience to program the sparkle board. We strongly recommend bringing your own Mac/Linux/Windows laptop will allow you more time to change the programming. Scraps of fabric will be available to use during the class; however, it is recommended that participants bring an item that they would like to use for their project (ex. shirt, hat, bag).
Here is a link to some examples if you need inspiration:
Here is a video of a Sparkle Kit project:
The class will be March 24th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
Cost for non-members is $40
Cost for members is $35
Ticket Sales end March 19th at noon.
Sign up here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2905840447
January 27, 2012
We’re making big waves at hack.rva lately. I want to share with you the changes you can expect to see in the future.
1) New space! We’re moving (again) to a much larger industrial space in Scott’s Addition, about ½ mile from the current space. It’s much more suited to the type of work that we actually do, and it’s about 2.5x as large. We’ll be in touch with more details, but here are some teaser pictures of the new space.
2) We’re moving to auto-billing. We know that it is hard to remember to log on and manually pay your dues each month, and we haven’t been the best about keeping you in the know about how much you owe. Auto-billing will solve those issues, and allow us to keep our cash flow more consistent to make sure that we can provide you with the amenities you need to make the space work best for you.
3) More classes! We’ve heard it for a long time, and now we’re finally making it happen. We’re revamping our system for teaching classes. We’re always going to keep classes in the queue. As usual, members get discounted rates for the classes we teach. In addition, we want YOU to teach classes on the things you’re passionate about. In exchange for your time and hard work, we are going to apply a portion of the revenue from any class you teach directly to your membership dues. If you’re a prolific teacher, you may never have to pay dues again. E-mail your ideas for classes you want to teach to Erica Absetz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re committed to learning and growing with you as a continued supporter. Looking forward to a growth filled future. Hope you’re ready for it!
-Luke Libraro and Skylar Roebuck
January 9, 2012
Basic C Programming will be taught by Brian Wagner at hack.rva during the month of February. This class will consist of three separate sections each running three hours in length, it is important to attend all sections to obtain a basic understanding of the C Programming Language. This will be taught in emacs & using gcc compiler. By the end of the class you should be able to write C programs that read & write to files, accept command line input & make efficient use of pointers.
It is recommended that participants use the following textbook: The C Programming Language by Kernighan & Ritchie.
It is also suggested that all participants bring the following materials: PC with text editor & C compiler (Linux,Emacs,GCC highly recommended).The class will be held on the following Saturdays: February 11th, 18th, and 25th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
This class will cost $50 for nonmembers and $40 for members (this cost includes all three sections).