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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  • March 19 · 6:00 PM

    3D Printing Meetup Group

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    3D Printing Syndicate has a special guest: Dick Bopp will be giving a talk regarding the chemical properties of PLA. Retired in July 2014 from NatureWorks LLC after 18+... Learn more
  • March 14 · 9:00 AM

    Pi Day!

    2 Members of the Kollective.

    It's Pi Day! On March 14th, 2015 at 9:26:53 am it will be the Pi moment [masked]), come down to the COG and celebrate! We will have many Raspberry Pi demos from 9am to... Learn more
  • March 10 · 6:30 PM

    Social Night/Potluck

    2 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
  • February 28 · 6:30 PM

    General Meeting

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    Our next General Meeting will be on Saturday, Feb 28th starting at 6:30pm! By the time this meeting rolls around, we will be roughly 6-weeks from moving into the... Learn more
  • February 24 · 6:30 PM

    Social Night/Potluck

    4 Members of the Kollective.

    This is our regularly scheduled social night. Come down and socialize with your fellow TVCOG members! It's a chance to talk to each other about new projects, products... Learn more
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