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What is ATX Hackerspace?

We are a community of people who love to learn and make things, as well as a collaborative industrial workshop. We are located at 9701 Dessau Rd, Suite #304, Austin TX 78754.

We have 8000 square feet of space perfect for artists, designers, engineers, makers & hackers, fabbers, scientists, musicians, seminars and workshops, coworking, and a ton of other stuff. Anything that needs a space, involves loud equipment, messy equipment (woodworking, soldering/welding, painting), power equipment (120V, 240V, and 3-phase power available), or ventilation for fumes (etching, spray painting, varnish, etc).

More importantly, we have an established community that's growing. There are lots of different groups in Austin, and friends meeting at coffee shops, bars, and homes. If we combine skills, knowledge, ideas, tools, and materials, just imagine the massive projects that could be undertaken! Even if you're not into any of this, but want to learn, there will be some very smart and fun people around to help teach.

We're hackers (defined here) which means we create things and put them together in new and innovative ways. ATX Hackerspace is dedicated to promote and encourage technical, scientific, and artistic skills through projects, collaboration, and education by all legal means.

Join up, or Renew your membership here!


April 24, 2013 :: Revolutions in Scientific Literacy

Starting next Wednesday (4/24) at 7pm Zimmer Barnes will be hosting a new series of lecture nights focusing on Revolutions in Scientific Literacy. Each lecture will be followed by a viewing of a group selected themed movie.

See below for additional details. These events will have a suggested donation of $5 which includes a free drink from the hackerspace fridge. Let's make these events great!

Scientific literacy is vital to today's world, and doesn't have to be intimidating. Learn how we know what we know, and how it applies to modern science.

These lectures are taken from Ohio State University's Astrobiology course, and enhanced with Hackerspace-made slide shows. Once we get through the five exciting scientific revolutions, we'll explore other lectures about the hunt for alien life! This first lecture covers the Copernican Revolution.

If you'd like, bring a DVD of your favorite alien movie or TV show, fiction or non fiction! After the 45 minute lecture, we'll vote on what to screen and watch it. Everyone is encouraged but not required to bring snacks for yourself or to share.

For more information, or to read ahead, see [here]

April 13, 2013 :: Secret THING with Secret BAND ... at 9pm

Something Special is happening at ATX Hackerspace this coming weekend. Want to know more? Ask a hackerspace member. All I can say is that it involves high voltage, music, and a certain kind of awesome.

Please pay special attention to the calendar items and announcements for times and locations

  • Our Membership Meeting is on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month 7:30 until 8pm(ish) at our location on Dessau Rd.

See our Events page for more.


Co-Op members and patrons are given 24 hour access and may bring up to two guests to the space.

We have a regular Open House on Tuesday evenings, from 8pm-11pm, drop by and see what we're up to.

If you are not a Co-Op member or patron, check the Calendar to see when we have open hours scheduled. If you're interested in coming to check out the space outside of our posted hours, join our mailing list and post a message a day or so before coming over to ask someone to be your host.

You can also check our IRC channel and our Forum.

Become a part of ATX Hackerspace!

  • Become a Member - See our membership page for more info.
  • Get The Word Out - Tell friends and coworkers about us.
    • Start discussions or suggest projects on our Mailing Lists
    • Join our Forum, post topics, and review past discussions
    • Talk to us on Facebook
    • Join a live discussion on our IRC channel
  • Add to our Wiki - Anyone may get a Wiki account - just ask on our mailing list and someone will create an account for you. You'll have access to edit most pages, upload photos and create new pages of your own. Please read the ATX Wiki Guide if you want to do some heavy editing. If you're wondering whether or not something is OK to edit, remember: What's up here represents everyone -- and it's better to ask forgiveness than permission!