HacDC was featured on tonight’s All Things Considered newscast. NPR reporter Jacob Fenston spent some time at HacDC and found a few of our members making nifty Halloween gadgets, gizmos, doodads, and other spooky things.
For those of you who heard the story and are wondering about what HacDC is — We’re a Hackerspace in the nation’s capital. According to the definition on Hackerspaces.org, we’re a community-operated physical place, where people can meet and work on their projects.
What kind of projects? Well, all sorts of things! We play with electronics and microcontrollers, 3D-printers and metalworking tools, lasers and artificial intelligence, teaching others how to use them all. We recently sent a couple balloons (equipped with radio tracking devices and cameras) into space and recovered them. We hold workshops, classes, kit builds, and book talks. Sometimes we show movies and just hang out. All of our events are open to the public and free.