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Welcome to the New Hackforge

May 25, 2015

by admin in News



After much anticipation, We are proud to announce that Hackforge’s new home is now 255 Ouellette Ave!

Our communal workspace, or makerspace, was located in the front of the Windsor Public Library – Central Branch for the last two years.  This new space will allow us to better serve the public through our workshop, programming, and events.

Thanks to the generosity of Mark Boscariol, we’ve been able to acquire our new home at 255 Ouellette Ave. We would also like to thank MNSi Internet for providing Hackforge internet at no cost to us. Also, we appreciate the support of Bull Rush Studios for their donation of an overhead projector for the space.

We would also like to thank all the volunteers who have been instrumental and supportive during this period of relocation. Let’s start the next Hackforge chapter!

Join Us for June:

we will be setting up the new space and we invite you to come along for the ride. We are hosting events designed to get the new space off the ground and teach you in the process. We will be having regular drop-in hours as of July.


Move Out / Move In
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 10AM – 3PM
Help us move to the new space!
We need all hands on deck to bring over our equipment from the Library to 255 Ouellette.
If you’re able to help out by moving or driving, please let us know: info@hackf.org.

Equipment Swap
Saturday, June 6, 2015 – 11AM – 3PM
We need equipment and you need to clean out your garage!
We are looking for working equipment and parts to stock up our new space.
All extra parts and pieces will be up for grabs. Bring something, swap it!
We will be providing a suggested equipment list – stay tuned.

DIY Security System Talk and Workshop
Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 6PM – 8PM
Learn along with us as Hackforge sets up our security system.
This practical workshop, hosted by Doug Sartori, will walk you through
the DIY security camera setup based on ZoneMinder.

3D Print the Future!
Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 11AM – 3PM
Wonder how 3D printers print? Bring along the whole family to see the machines at work,
ask questions to Hackforge members, and interact with 3D creations.
This open house will include activities and crafts for kids.

Software Craftsman Guild
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 7PM – 9PM
The group for computer programmers is coming home to the new Hackforge.
Join them for an hour of coding and socializing from 7-8PM
and then watch two technical talks on the finer points of programming for the last hour.


Check out below for more details on how the launch went!

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