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We have Open House every Tuesday night between 8-11pm. If you're interested in coming to check out the space at another time, join our Discuss List and post a message a day or so before coming over. Ask on that list if someone could be available be your host. You can also check the IRC channel.
You can often see our projects at local maker events. Check our calendar to see what we are doing locally.
AXT Hackerspace creators will be demonstrating their projects at the SX Create event. Dates and hours: March 13-15, 11am-6pm.
Take the opportunity at this free event to find out more about who we are!
For additional information about SX Create, click here.
Membership, Board and Quarterly Meetings
Members can add Agenda items here: Agenda
Quarterly Co-Op Member & Board Meetings
WHO: All Co-Op members, Patrons, and the public (Member Meeting) All Co-Op members, and Patrons (Director Board Meeting)
WHEN: Saturday, November 9th, 2013 : 3:00pm - 5:30pm (members), 7:00pm - late'0 clock (board)
WHERE: The Hackerspace
The Quarterly Member Meeting will be held from 3:00 pm to 5:30pm. Like all Member Meetings, the Quarterly meeting is fully open to the public. If you need to attend the meeting via teleconference, please let us know and we will try to arrange something (eg Google Hangout). Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to vote at the meeting, you will need to be a Confirmed Member in Good Standing. This means you need to be caught up with your HackerSpace dues, and have signed your Joinder Agreement.
Important topics of discussion: Election of Directors, Buildout Phase II, Budgeting
See [thread] for updates
ATX Hackerspace 101
Once a Month : please check the class calender for this month's date.
Location: ATX Hackerspace, 9701 Dessau Road, Building 3, Suite 304, Austin TX 78754
Do you have questions about how things work around here? Come on down to the monthly ATX Hackerspace 101 Orientation Class! We'll get you sorted.
Public Open Hours
The Hackerspace is open to the public most evenings. Please see below for Open Hours nights with hosts.
The entrance door is generally unlocked during the evening when events open to the public are in progress. We do not have a receptionist, so if you are not with a member, just ask the first person you see to help you.
The kitchen, classroom and lounge are to the left of the entry area, the main workshop is straight ahead, the crafting space is in the main workshop on top of a scaffold, the electronics workshop is just off the entry to the right, and the laser cutter and 3D printer rooms are down the hall to the right. There are three restrooms: one by the lounge, and two at the end of the hall, past the laser cutter room.
Host: Erik Olson, Riley Cassel
Time: Every Monday, 7:30-10:00pm
Hack on MSP430s, dsPICs, Atmel AVRs, Arduino, etc in an informal setting.
Tuesday Open House
Host: ATXHS Board of Directors
Time: Every Tuesday, 8:00-11pm-ish
Tuesday is our main night of the week for socializing and welcoming new guests to the space.
Austin Linux Enthusiasts
Hosts: Rob Ristroph, Clio Dunn, Thomas Elrod
Time: Every Wednesday, 8-11pm-ish
The Robot Group First Thursday
Host: The Robot Group / ATXHS members (Derek, Luke, Yama...)
Time: First Thursday of every month, 7:30 PM (note: TRG meets every Thursday, at other locations, see website)
We are a very active 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation called The Robot Group which holds weekly meetings to discuss projects, show off our work, and meet people like you. Meetings are open to the public and are held every Thursday evening starting at 7:30. If you are in the Austin area and are interested in electronics, robotics, and just meeting a great bunch of really talented people come on by!
Host: Paul Bonser, Dustin Silverman
Time: Every Saturday, 2-6pm-ish
Come hack on your latest project, show off what you're working on, ask someone for a code or design review, collaborate or pair-program with someone. Talk about design patterns or development methodologies. In short, this is about developing software, for fun or profit (or both!), so if you make software, or are interested in learning more about making software, come on down.
Games Night (also Saturday)
Host: Rob Williams, Todd, Dustin
Time: Every Saturday, 6pm-12am, sometimes later
Games usually consists of a mix of traditional and more modern/obscure board and card games. Anything from backgammon to Settlers of Catan and beyond.
Host: Kelly Burghart
Time: Sunday 6pm-8pm
Are you a fiber artist? Do you want to learn more about a fiber art? Then come to Fiber Fab at the ATX Hackerspace! Any and all of these crafts are welcome, including knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, tatting, sewing, embroidery, leather working, felting, macrame, lilypads and FLORAs, or anything else you might be working on!
Basically if there is some sort of thread, string, yarn, fabric, natural or synthetic fiber involved, its welcome at Fiber Fab!
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month : 7:30-8:00pm (often runs late, but usually starts on time - be there at 7:30 sharp!)
Check out the meeting notes to see what we've been discussing, or the Agenda for upcoming topics. Non-members and Provisional Members are always welcome to sit in and speak freely at our membership meetings . . . just leave the voting to confirmed member-owners, please.
Selected Past Events
Hackathon Planning Party
date: Monday, November 4, 2013
Nov. 8th - Nov. 10, 2013, the Space will be hosting the Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon. The normal event coordinator for the Space (Michelle) will be out of town that week. So we need volunteers and a plan to make sure the Space is ready for the event while also being available to the Patrons and Members. Please join us Monday evening at 7 PM. There will be punch and pie.
Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon: Austin
MoP, Michelle, Tim
November 8, 2013, at 7:00pm until November 10 at 1:00pm
9701 Dessau Road, Building 3, Suite 304, Austin TX 78754
Please see the links above for more information. SO MANY THINGS HAPPENING!
Within weeks of Aaron's death in January of 2013, 20 hackerspaces, schools, and libraries organized Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon events all over the world. In our collective shock and grief, we came together to console ourselves, remember Aaron, and to work on important problems ranging all the way from open access advocacy to a web.py database refactor.
Inspired by the work he did and the people he touched, recurring hackathons at locations all over the world are being organized in memory of Aaron Swartz. The next set will be synchronized on the weekend of November 8-10, 2013. The event will bring together the varied communities that Aaron touched to figure out how the important problems of the world connect, and to share the load of working on those problems.
Half a year later, we still feel an immense shock and loss. The world Aaron helped shape is still far from open and we must honor Aaron's legacy by working together to change that.
Join us from 7pm Friday 11/8 until 1pm Sunday 11/10, to work for 42 hours on projects that would honor Aaron Swartz' dream of truly open access and strengthen Austin's already impressive hacker community.
Make N Bake Planning Party
date: Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
time: 6:30 PM
We want to celebrate our one year annaversery in our new Space right! Let's get together and plan our 2nd Make N Bake Holiday Bazaar! We need to pick a date, figure out how to arrange things and also just hang out and bask in the awesome that the Space!
Make N Bake
Join ATX Hackerspace as we open our doors to the public and invite you to enjoy traditional home-baked goodies, holiday beverages and a variety of geek- and maker-created items for purchase; a great opportunity to fill your holiday wish list with unique locally crafted items!
We will be giving tours upon request and there will be demonstrations on some of our more mesmerizing pieces of equipment!
More information can be found at the Make'n'Bake Event Page.
Free event, Open to the Public!
date: Sunday, December 15th, 2013
time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
9701 Dessau Road, Building 3, Suite 304, Austin TX 78754
The hackerspace is located in an industrial park. After pulling in from Dessau Rd, drive all the way to the back. Our front door is in the last parking lot on the right. Check out this Google map for a visual.
STEAM3 VIP Party at ATX Hackerspace
Ministry of Propaganda STEAM3
date: March 1, 2014
time: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
VIP Party Saturday for conference ticket holders and special guests only. Hackerspace Patrons and Members, your fob is your invitation!
ATX Hackerspace at STEAM3
Ministry of Propaganda
date: March 1st & 2nd, 2014
UT Commons Learning Center
JJ Pickle Research Campus,
University of Texas
10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758
ATX Hackerspace will be exhibiting at a booth in the Steam3 Interactive Playground!
Steam3 (Science + Tech + Engineering + Arts + Math “cubed”) is the first public event of its kind to present a comprehensive look into the future of experiential learning. Steam3 will provide an interactive stage for the exploration and demonstration of the fast emerging approaches, formats, technologies and learning models that will redefine education over the next decade.
Inventables Talk and unveiling at ATX Hackerspace
Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables
date: March 6, 2014 : 7:30pm to 9pm
Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan is coming to give a talk and a ShapeOko 2 and a live demo of a secret new project from Inventables! If you thought 3D printing was the way of the future, you're going to want to see exactly how wrong you were.
Food and drink will be provided and sponsored by Inventables.
Come on out and make digital things using real materials!
: ATX Hackerspace, 9701 Dessau Road, Building 3, Suite 304, Austin TX 78754, in the Classroom
ATX Hackerspace at SXSW Create
Hosted by: SXSW Create
date: March 7 - 9, 2014
Doing creative and revolutionary things with new technologies embodies the spirit of the SXSW Interactive Festival, and nowhere is this more evident than the diverse mix of activities at SXSW Create. From 3D printing to drones to biohacking and much more, this community event showcases the disruptive solutions that are shaping our future.
New Venue for 2014: The Long Center
This FREE and open-to-the-public event kicks off at 11:00 am on Friday, March 7 and runs through 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 9. Catch an Interactive or Film Shuttle to The Long Center for the Performing Arts to experience all the mind-expanding and hands-on fun.