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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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  • 1h ago · 7:00 PM

    Zero To Maker Series - Fiber Arts / Crafts / Glass Cutting

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    Social Night Potluck

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    Every Tuesday night we gather with food and conversation. Check this calendar for various themes. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed.
  • 3 days ago · 2:00 PM

    Open Hack

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    Got a project you're working on, or have you been meaning to start a new project? Consider this your opportunity to get moving on it! Join Gordo & Sam every Saturday as... Learn more
  • 3 days ago · 1:00 PM

    Intro to soldering

    2 Members of the Kollective.

    Please register with eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-soldering-workshop-tickets-27700959315 DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN THE... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 7:30 PM

    TVGS Movie: Wreck-It Ralph

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    Let’s relax with a movie about video games! Synopsis: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole... Learn more
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