A group interested in creating a common, shared space in which to pursue creative construction.

These locations, often called a 'Makerspace' or 'hackerspace' can be as simple as a common place to get together to talk about projects we work on or places with the tools to tackle the project.

Initially, the vision for the CDIC is a communal space with electronic, wood working and metal working tools where people can come and create.

The Capital District is awash with innovative thinkers, designers, engineers, artists and folks with more creative energy than many other parts of the world. Home to the industrial revolution, it might just be time to start our own local creative revolution.

If never got to take Shop class in school, miss it, or just need a place with a welder a vise, and a Really Big Hammer where you can work for a few hours, this is the place.

The Name:

In the early 1900's there were a variety of local 'Industrial Clubs' around the country. Similar to the Rotary or Elks, they were devoted to the gathering of people involved in industry. One was located in Troy, N.Y. and I recently came upon a lapel pin given out to members. so I stole, appropriated the name.

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Recent Meetups

  • 3 days ago · 11:00 AM

    Stock Room Shuffle - Sorting & Labeling

    3 Members of the Kollective.

    Work party for stock room sorting! Can you help? The stock room tidy is still progressing toward an awesomely organized and easy to access space with parts for general... Learn more
  • April 25 · 6:30 PM

    General Meeting - ELECTIONS!!

    3 Members of the Kollective.

    RESCHEDULED (was April 4th) - April 25th will be the next General Meeting and will be the officer elections, so we need QUORUM. Please plan on attending! If you (or... Learn more
  • April 24 · 6:30 PM

    Arduino 101 (Microcontrollers for Makers Part 1)

    3 Members of the Kollective.

    PLEASE NOTE: SEATING IS LIMITED AND YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH BROWN PAPER TICKETS:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1437805 Microcontrollers for Makers is a... Learn more
  • April 22 · 6:00 PM

    3D Printing Syndicate of Albany

    3 Members of the Kollective.

    Join us as we share experience with 3D printing hardware and software, show off prints, bounce troubleshooting ideas if you are having trouble, maybe collaborate on a... Learn more
  • April 21 · 6:30 PM

    Social Night/Potluck

    6 Members of the Kollective.

    Come down and socialize with your fellow TVCOG members! It's a chance to talk to each other about new projects, products and other assorted cool stuff, along with... Learn more
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