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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  • July 16 · 6:00 PM

    3D Printing Meetup

    4 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
  • July 7 · 6:30 PM

    Social Night - Fluxx Edition!

    1 Member

    This social night, we're going to be trying out a card game with no rules! Well, actually, it has rules, but only the ones that the cards give you during the game. Until... Learn more
  • June 30 · 6:00 PM

    Social Night / Clean Tech Talk Series: Protecting the Company

    2 Members of the Kollective.

    To ensure that we have enough refreshment, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clean-tech-talk-protecting-the-company-tickets-17374055267 Part of the... Learn more
  • June 25 · 6:00 PM

    3D Printing Meetup

    5 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
  • June 20 · 10:00 AM

    "Zero to Maker" New Member Matriculation

    4 Members of the Kollective.

    Please RSVP to [masked]. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows. Would you like to get started making things at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity? Then this event is... Learn more
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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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