Operational Sponsors

We are a positive, creative organization, with a strong record of low-budget R&D and community support behind us. We feel our mission is deeply important to the region, and are actively looking for someone to fill this spot!

Equipment Sponsors


Makers of the highest-precision, highly accessible, open-source fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers. HacDC was generously donated one of their RostockMax kits after USASEF, which are open-source, unusually stable, robust, modifiable, and offer a large print volume. SeeMeCNC’s preassembled Orion Delta is our standard recommendation for users desiring their own 3D printers – the reliability is well worth it. We also strongly recommend their locally manufactured quality-controlled 1.75mm filament (ie. ink), again, for reliability.

Aleph Objects Inc. – LulzBot

Makers of the ultra-highly-accessible LulzBot Mini and highly-capable LulzBot Taz. For shared environments including schools and hackerspaces, the LulzBot Mini offers unprecedently outstanding out-of-box experience as well as low maintenance, thanks to a rigid frame, self-wiping pad, self-leveling sensor, and PEI-laminated glass. For enthusiasts, the LulzBot Taz offers a large-scale high-rigidity platform, suitable for attaching multiple extruers, lasers, CNC spindles, and more. Being first to receive the Free Software Foundation (FSF) Respects Your Freedom (RYF), certification, everything is open-source, maximizing hackability. LulzBot brand 3mm filaments are also trustworthy, with a proven track record of durability, adhesion, and consistency.

Newark, Element 14

Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products, services and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools.

Other Sponsors


Accelebrate’s hands-on, instructor-led HTML5 classes teach managers, designers, and developers the skills they need to take advantage of this exciting new platform.  Please contact us to discuss how we can develop a customized onsite class for your team.  In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Smithsonian Institution

3D Systems

Cooperating Spaces


Sponsorship Programs

In addition to seeking relevant tools, HacDC also invites organizational/corporate sponsors to help pay the rent and afford new capabilities. Consider one of the following subscription levels with your organization:

Support Levels

While we cannot guarantee anything (at least not without voting at a monthly meeting), we will do our best to advertise your sponsorship and provide mutual benefit. If tangible benefits are not provided, these subscription donations can be tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for more information.