HackPGH is a non-profit, community-based workshop that allows members to come together and share skills & tools to pursue creative projects. Our membership is open to everyone but typically comprises inventors, engineers, scientists, programmers, hobbyists, artists, roboteers, families, entrepreneurs, and arts and crafts enthusiasts. Our focus is on collaboration, education, and community outreach. We’re a benevolent group and do not promote or condone illegal activities. The term “hacking” is used in a benign sense, in the context of deconstructing and understanding objects and systems and re-purposing existing materials for new and innovative uses.
We have many events which are open to the public and usually free, where people can come in for interesting talks or presentations and see the shop and what we have to offer.
If you would like to check out the space tours are given every Monday and Saturday at 7:30pm with training on tools and equipment for new members following immediately after at 8pm.
Like making things? Want to learn a new skill? Interested in meeting like-minded folks to collaborate with on new projects? Then you should totally become a member! Here are some of the benefits:
- 24/7 access to the shop and all the tools and resources therein. (There are other tenants in the building, so anything that would generate strong odors, or make a lot noise between Midnight and 8am are to be avoided.)
- Discounts on HackPGH classes and workshops.
- Regular meetups and activities with likeminded people.
- Field trips to events such as Maker Faires, Dayton Hamvention, etc.
Tours are held every Monday and Saturday at 7:30pm. If you are interested in joining HackPGH please come by for a tour at one of these times. If you are unable to make it during these times please feel free to contact a board member to schedule a tour. Training on tools and equipment will be offered immediately after tours at 8:00pm so that new members can get to making as soon possible!
Who is eligible?
Membership is open to everyone but typically comprises inventors, engineers, scientists, programmers, hobbyists, artists, roboteers, families, entrepreneurs, and arts and crafts enthusiasts.