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Zealong tea tour
While on vacation I made sure to book a visit to the Zealong plantation, I had reviewed them previously and I was going to be on the area. When I arrived at The Vista a bit before my tour time there was a nice ...

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Zealong Loose Leaf Black and Oolong Tea 'Pure' 'Aromatic' 'Dark' 'Black' with The Devoteas
When I visited the Zealong plantation I picked up a sampler of their core unflavored teas. We broke out the sampler tonight while having a late lunch with Lady and Lord Devotea at The Fortress. We skipped the green as everyone would not appreciate it in the...

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My name is Nicole Schwartz and I am a board member for Hacksburg.

We're your neighbors in the CRC (Corporate Research Center) at 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475, Blacksburg, VA

Hacksburg is Blacksburg’s first makerspace. A makerspace is just your dream garage, at a fraction of the cost, and full of smart people. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization consisting members (Open to anyone 18+) who can join for one month to one year at a time. Our space, which is accessible 24/7 to members, has a large assortment of tools and equipment that members can use to do their own projects, and also allows members to bounce ideas off of one another making working in the shop more fun. We also host many classes, that are open to the public, on a variety of topics through the year.

Please come out and meet us at one of our upcoming events and do keep us in mind for end of year donations, we are very happy to take in kind donations of working tools and equipment or money as a 501(c)(3)non profit charitable organization.

December 6 (actually every Tuesday) at 7:30 we have our weekly meeting, open to the public, followed by our open work session, open to the public. Everyone is welcome to stop by and get a tour, work on a project or bounce ideas around!

Dec 11 at 1pm-4pm we will be hosting an open house, stop in to get a tour of our space, some tea or coco, and be able to ask any questions about our organization. This is open to everyone!

Dec 13 at 7:30, following out meeting, we will be having our Tool Tuesday presentation on using the metal lathe in the shop. This is open to everyone!

If you would like more information

our website

how to donate

contact us

event calendar

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Have you done your annual giving yet?

There are many #givingtuesday events going on - perhaps you want to consider ours? Support our local makerspace, Hacksburg, so that we can continue to grow by adding new equipment, offering classes, as well as being a great place for locals to work on projects. Read more about hacksburg here:

Ways to donate:

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Drone building class at +Hacksburg Jan 28

Unconfence II recap - - if any speakers have notes / links /info or if anyone has pictures please feel free to edit the wiki page or message me what you would like added.

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Do you want to fly a drone?

Have you ever wanted to get into remote controlled drone aircraft like planes and quadcopters? Not sure where to start? Hacksburg is hosting a class, taught by Stephen Tanner, where you will build your own remote controlled fixed wing plane.

January 28, 2017 9:30am-5pm
Hacksburg - in the CRC at 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1475, Blacksburg, VA

For $100 we will supply all the parts needed for you to build and take home a working remote controlled rechargeable fixed wing plane by the end of the class.

You will also be able to use the skills learned in this class to build and operate drone quadcopters or more complex drone planes.

Items included in your class fee (exact models may change based on availability)
3x Servos 9g
Motor DYS 1806 2300kv
Receiver/Transmitter HK 6ch rx
Battery 850 3S 25c jst
Foam Board Trainer Airframe
Charger 2-3s balance charger
Tape, Hot Glue, exacto, ruler, pencils, erasers, wires, connectors, linkage stoppers, control rods, propellers

Due to shipping time ticket sales for the class with kit will cut off November 26, 2016. We will continue to sell tickets to attend, but not to build, after that date. If you bring all your own parts (as listed in our final purchase list) you will be able to participate but we can not assist with parts that are not the same as ones we have listed if they develop issues as we might not have experience with them.

You may choose to attend the class for the information only, you will not get parts to build the plane but it may help you decide if this a hobby you wish to pursue!

You may also choose to attend the class but get a kit that does NOT include a motor, transmitter or charger. We obviously choose the inexpensive models to keep the class fee low and if you know you want to be in this hobby for a while it would be best if you upgraded your kit right at the beginning. We will provide those who choose this ticket option a list of alternate upgraded parts. You MUST bring these parts to class with you in order to participate.

Class starts at 10am promptly, suggested arrival 9:30 for registration and collection of kits ends at 5pm. Please pack a brown bag lunch.

Like the idea of classes like this? Support our hackerspace - we are a 501c3 entity and can accept donations (membership and class fees do NOT count as donations).

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We would love to see you at our annual Rackspace Holiday Bazaar

Event Date: Friday November 18, 3-7p

Location: Rackspace at the CRC - 1691 Innovation Drive Suite 1000 Blacksburg VA, 24060

We are hosting this in effort to raise funds for our charity, Rack Gives Back. "Rack Gives Back supports the community with grants for arts and culture, especially as they relate to establishing a creative class of citizens; education, especially as it relates to STEM; and technology. "


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