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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  • December 18 · 6:30 PM

    Laser Cutting & Engraving 101: HOLIDAY EDITION!

    3 Members of the Kollective.

    ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER USING BROWN PAPER TICKETS (Max Class Size: 8) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/868422 The TVCoG has two laser cutters, useful for making... Learn more
  • December 17 · 6:00 PM

    Tech Valley Game Space

    2 Members of the Kollective.

    The purpose of the TVGS group is to connect the separate pockets of game makers in the “Tech Valley” region and provide a forum for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and... Learn more
  • December 16 · 7:00 PM

    Inventors -- Come Meet with Autonomy Distributors

    3 Members of the Kollective. | 4.00

    Get access to overseas markets! Calling all Makers, Manufacturers, and Start-Ups! Bring your products – and your product ideas! Next Tuesday, December 16, at 7 pm,... Learn more
  • December 16 · 6:30 PM

    Social Night/Potluck

    5 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
  • December 13 · 4:00 PM

    IO Design Workshop

    1 Member

    IO is a learning platform designed to make reading a playful experience. IO uses an electric IMP to send sensor data to a browser where word bubbles change, based on... Learn more
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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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