What we're about

We are a hacker space located in Washington, DC. HacDC members improve the world by creatively rethinking technology. We break, build, and occasionally abuse technology in the pursuit of greater knowledge about how it works and repurposing it to build new things. Our shop is located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of DC. Visit our site at http://hacdc.org for more details.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Microcontroller Monday

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Microcontroller Monday is an informal weekly gathering at HacDC where electronics and microcontroller enthusiasts of all experience levels meet to advance and discuss current and future projects with everything from Trinket and Arduino boards to Raspberry Pi projects. The night is free and open to the public; feel free to stop by and bring your friends!

3D Thursdays & Open House

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3D Thursdays is one of HacDC's two weekly open house gatherings. Come check out our stock, modified and custom-built 3D printers and multi-tools. Learn about Free / Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) tools for designing and printing 3D objects from scratch. Or just stop by and check out the space! In particular, OpenSCAD and ImplicitCAD are the tools we know best. Both are 3D design software applications for 3D printing that uses a text-based object-oriented language very similar to C++. For example (in OpenSCAD): // HacDC passport stamp handle // factor = 55.0 / 240.0; rotate_extrude($fn=200) union() { difference() { square([120 * factor, 30 * factor]); square([110 * factor, 20 * factor]); } translate([0, 30 * factor, 0]) difference() { union() { square([80 * factor, 190 * factor]); translate([0,[masked] * factor, 0]) square([65 * factor, 20 * factor]); translate([60 * factor, 163 * factor, 0]) circle(r = 40 * factor); } translate([120 * factor, 100 * factor, 0]) circle(r = 60 * factor); } } See http://hackaday.com/2016/04/18/implicitcad-programmatic-cad-built-with-3d-printing-in-mind/

Movie Night @HacDC: Hackers! (1995)

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Old School! A teenage hacker finds himself framed for the theft of millions of dollars from a major corporation. Master hacker Dade Murphy, aka Zero Cool, aka Crash Override, has been banned from touching a keyboard for seven years after crashing over 1,500 Wall Street computers at the age of 11. Now keen to get back in front of a monitor, he finds himself in more trouble than ever. Starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie and Matthew Lillard. This is a free event, but snacks or donations toward snacks are always welcome! The movie will start at 7:30 pm.

Beginners Capture the Flag: Learn CySec and GNU/Linux skills!

Are you interested in cyber-security or the Linux family of operating systems (including AWS Linux, Ubuntu and Red Hat/CentOS)? Whether you're a beginner just starting your exploration of these fields, or a seasoned professional looking for a chance to return to the basics with some exercises that run the gamut from regular expressions to crontab management, this Capture the Flag (CTF) event promises the chance to socialize and network, while puzzling your way through more than 30 levels of challenges hosted on overthewire.org's remote servers. This is a great opportunity to check out what's offered by DC's own hackerspace, HacDC. Members will be present to provide a guided tour, if requested. Like all our events, this is free of charge but snacks appreciated!

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