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Our mission is to innovate, create, and share an understanding of technology by introducing the community to science and the arts through hands-on activities.
Baltimore Hackerspace is a 501(c)(3) educational organization. A "Hackerspace" aka a "Makerspace" is a community-supported learning environment. It’s a space where people with interests and experience in science, technology, engineering, and the arts can collaborate on projects to share knowledge and resources. We commonly explain it as being a community workshop or a technological library.
Operations and Activities
The facility consists of a large workshop area for wood/metal working and a smaller office for electronic and software tinkering. Available tools include soldering equipment, oscilloscopes, a full complement of woodworking tools, welding equipment, benchtop lathe, and rapid prototyping equipment including; two 3d printers, a CNC wood cutter, and laser engraver/cutter.
"Open Hack Nights" occur on Wednesday and Thursday evenings to allow anyone interested in science/technology to use equipment, ask for help, or show off projects.
The workshop doubles as a classroom with a 120" projection screen and seating capacity of 20. Past learning events include an "Introduction to Electronics" workshop, "Introduction to Cryptography" workshop, "Online Blogging" class, and even an "Automotive Maintenance 101" demonstration.
Baltimore Hackerspace also participates in external events such as RobotFest in Linthicum , Maryland; New York City Maker Fair held at the New York Hall of Science; and "Mini Maker Fair" held at local libraries.