What we're about

We are a non-profit makerspace. We offer classes and events on all sorts of making. Most are open to everyone. You can join as a member and have 24/7 access to our workshop and tools.

Tell us what you make and hack!

Web: http://tampahackerspace.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HackTampa
Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/TampaHack/
Event calendar: http://bit.ly/1dGVPBw

Some of the projects our members work on: aquaponics, FIRST robotics, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Internet of Things (IoT), electronics, ham / amateur radio, wearable electronics, home automation, microcontrollers, quadcopters, drones, 3D printing, art, etc. We are working on offering a wide range of classes from Minecraft to sewing to LED lighting to Linux to lockpicking to movie making and photography. Whether your interest is technology like hardware or electronic devices, software, or artistic like art, design, film, or music, we're here to help you with your projects.

Our workshop currently has several 3D printers, a plastic former, a laser cutter, several CNC routers, welding, sewing machines, vinyl cutters, a heat press, kilns, machine tools including a CNC mill, vertical mill and metal lathes and one of the best equipped woodshops you'll ever see! We also have a first-rate electronics bench.

Upcoming events (4+)

Learn to Solder -- Valentine Message Heart

Tampa Hackerspace

Instructor: Paul Henley

Learn the tips and tricks to soldering while you make your own valentine message heart, then enter your custom message. This is an introductory soldering class with no experience required. All materials are provided. Children who take this class should be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. If both child and adult want participate, then the adult should register plus one guest. Participants under 18 (without an adult) should contact the instructor for permission to attend.

Non-Member Total Cost: $40 (Includes project kit)
Member Total Cost: $30 (Includes project kit)

The member price is for paid members of Tampa Hackerspace. Information on becoming a paid member can be found on our website (http://tampahackerspace.com/membership).

Because this class fills up, you must prepay for the class at our Square Marketplace (https://tampahackerspace.square.site/product/soldering-intro-class/14) to keep your spot. Any unpaid spots will be shifted to the waitlist.

Limit 8 students.

Please don't forget this evening that we have several restrictions in place related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are sick, change your RSVP and stay home.

1. Masks are required and must be properly worn.

2. We are providing face shields that may be worn along with the masks and safety goggles.

3. You may be temperature screened when you arrive.

4. Maintain social distancing during the class.

5. If the instructor is not comfortable with your participation, you could be asked to leave without completing this class. This is done for the safety of everyone in the class.

6. You must badge in even if the door is open. We need to have a record of everyone's presence in case there is a future or unexpected problem (e.g. contact tracing is required).

Wood Shop Lathe 101 (Members Only)

Tampa Hackerspace West

Basic Wood Shop Safety is a prerequisite for this class. This class includes a hands on component and enrollment is strictly limited.

In this class, we cover basic safety principles and usage of the Nova 1624 II Wood Lathe in the woodshop.

It is open to paid members only. For details on becoming a member of Tampa Hackerspace, please visit http://tampahackerspace.com/membership/

Limit 4 students.

PLEASE NOTE: When you first respond to this meetup, you will be waitlisted. As we confirm the prerequisites, we will move you to the Yes list until the class is at capacity.

Covid-19 Notice
1. Masks are required and must be properly worn. If you are unable to wear a mask, we apologize but we are not able to accommodate you at this time.
2. We are providing face shields that may be worn along with the masks at the organizer's discretion.
3. You may be temperature screened when you arrive.
4. Maintain social distancing during the class.
5. If the organizer is not comfortable with your participation, you could be asked to leave.

Make a Cutting Board 101 (Members Only)

4935 W Nassau St

Did you just get signed off on the bandsaw, jointer, and planer? Want to hone those skills making something beautiful that you can use every day? Join us as we turn a piece of rough lumber into a finished cutting board. The class will give you firsthand experience processing rough lumber, as well as working with wood finishes, to produce a beautiful workpiece perfect for giving as a gift. We will be making a large edge grain cutting board from a solid piece of sapele wood.

This class has a $80 fee for members. The class is available to paying members of Tampa Hackerspace who have completed both the Wood Shop Safety and Bandsaw/Jointer/Planer classes. Please pay the class fee at https://tampahackerspace.square.site/product/make-a-cutting-board-101/85 . For more information about becoming a paying member of Tampa Hackerspace, please visit http://tampahackerspace.com/membership/.

Instructor: Patrick Callahan
Patrick is a professional amateur, driven by a compulsion to make things and an unrelenting sense of curiosity. He has spent time in cabinet shops, but he is mostly self-taught. He has built his skillsets in woodworking, and making in general, through projects, projects, projects! Patrick has built some beautiful cutting boards, but his true strength is his ability to solve the problem in front of him, whatever that may be.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Closed toe shoes are required to enter the woodshop area. If you are not appropriately dressed, you will be asked to return for the next available class.

COVID-19 Notice:
1. Masks are required and must be properly worn.
2. We are providing face shields that may be worn along with the masks at the instructor's discretion.
3. You may be temperature screened when you arrive.
4. Maintain social distancing during the class.
5. If the instructor is not comfortable with your participation, you could be asked to leave without completing this class. This is done for the safety of everyone in the class.
6. You must badge in even if the door is open. We need to have a record of everyone's presence in case there is a future or unexpected problem (e.g. contact tracing is required).

Limit 6 students.

Sew Awesome! (Textile Arts & Crafts)

Tampa Hackerspace West

See the Covid-19 notice at the bottom of this description.

Sewers, costumers, quilters, cosplayers, clothing designers, and textile artists & crafters of all kinds, come see what Tampa Hackerspace has to offer and meet others who share your interest in making things out of fabric and fiber! This meetup is free of charge and open to all.

(Yes, this includes you, knitters, crocheters, cross-stitchers, embroiderers, weavers, tie-dyers, and anyone else who works with fabric, thread, yarn, etc.)

Think of this as an "Open Make" event -- bring your project, or just come to learn & see what others are working on. We're working on putting together classes and/or group projects for future meetups.

Tampa Hackerspace is in the midst of expanding, and we now have a dedicated sewing & textiles area! Come on out!

We have a few working sewing machines set up, including a serger, and a large cutting table. If you have a project to work on, you may want to bring a machine if you're able as we may have more stitchers than sewing machines.

Covid-19 Notice
1. Masks are required and must be properly worn. If you are unable to wear a mask, we apologize but we are not able to accommodate you at this time.
2. You may be temperature screened when you arrive.
3. Maintain social distancing during the class.
4. If the organizer is not comfortable with your participation, you could be asked to leave.

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