What we're about

Use your brain again!

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+)

FREE Intro to JavaScript React

Coding Bootcamps

In this workshop, we'll go over the basics on React and how to create a simple web app with React. This workshop will go over things such as: • What are JS frameworks and why do we use them? • Redux, router, JSX: buzzwords explained • Building your first React app • Learning resources • and more! Attendees should know basic HTML/CSS/JS, but its not required to know React or any other JS frameworks. If you'd like to follow along in building an app, please bring a laptop with the latest version of Node installed. Demo materials will be provided closer to the date.

3D Thursdays & Open House

HacDC

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/

Microcontroller Monday

HacDC

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

HacDC

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/

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Microcontroller Monday

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