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+)

Steel TIG Welding Safety and Basic Usage (Members Only)

Tampa Hackerspace

This class covers basic safety and usage of our Miller welder for TIG-welding steel. It is required for sign off to use our welder. (MIG or TIG for aluminum and other metals is a future class.)

**Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to get settled and signed in. The class will start on time.

If you are not comfortable with the Covid-19 restrictions for any reason, please do not RSVP.

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

This class has a $30 fee. Please pay it at https://tampahackerspace.square.site/product/tig-welding-sign-off/26 .

Instructor has had both vaccines. This class has participants in close proximity with each other, so only signup if you have been vaccinated.

Limit 3 students.

SAFETY: Everyone must wear closed toed shoes and long sleeve shirt & pants for protection. Sparks may damage. Cotton is best, nylon can melt and stick to skin.

PLEASE NOTE: When you first respond to this meetup, you will be wait-listed. As memberships are verified and payments are received, we will move you to the Yes list until the class is at capacity. Priority is given by payment time, not RSVP time.

Covid-19 Notice
0. Instructor has had both vaccines. This class has participants in close proximity with each other, so only signup if you have been vaccinated.
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.

Machine Shop Milling 101 (Members Only)

Tampa Hackerspace

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

**Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to get settled and signed in. The class will start on time.

If you are not comfortable with the Covid-19 restrictions for any reason, please do not RSVP.

In this class, we cover basic safety principles and usage of the Grizzly G0695 Milling Machine.

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

Prior to confirming enrollment, you must have completed the Machine Shop Safety Course and paid the machine shop fee (https://squareup.com/store/tampahackerspace/item/milling-class-materials).

Limit 3 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.

We have several restrictions in place related to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are conforming to the latest CDC guidelines and subject to change with no notice.
1. If you are sick, change your RSVP and stay home.
2. Properly worn face coverings are required. If you aren't able to properly wear a face covering, we are not able to accommodate you at this time.
3. You may be temperature screened when you arrive.
4. 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.

Woodshop Safety (Members Only)

Tampa Hackerspace West

Woodshop Safety. This is the first class for sign off on the woodshop tools and includes general safety around the shop.
**Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to get settled and signed in. The class will start on time.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Closed toed 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.

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 4 students.

Microcontroller Monthly Meetup (M3)

4931 W Nassau St

Join us at M3 for a project presentation, work on your projects, and chat with fellow enthusiasts about life, the universe, and everything. We cover the usual suspects such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi but will often dive deep on topics such as ARM, PIC, IoT, Cypress, FPGA, and more!

Other than materials, this workshop is free and open to everyone. Tampa Hackerspace is a volunteer run, 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are gratefully accepted. There is a donation jar onsite or you can donate at https://paypal.me/HackTampa

Onsite is governed by our Covid-19 policies in effect at the time of the event. Please check our website or slack for our current status.

We'll offer a zoom link for attendees who prefer to join virtually.

Past events (2,089)

Wood Shop Router Table 101 (Members Only)

Tampa Hackerspace West

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