Welcome to the HacDC Wiki


Welcome to HacDC. We are a hacker space located in Washington, DC. HacDC members improve the world by creatively rethinking technology. We break, build, and occasionally abuse technology in the pursuit of greater knowledge about how it works and repurposing it to build new things. Our shop is located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of the District of Columbia.

If you're new here, you should start by looking at our public web site at hacdc.org. Our Wiki is mostly for internal organization, but you're welcome to look through to get a sense of what we work on (and consider joining yourself!). We invite you to subscribe to our Blabber public discussion mailing list.

Cool Stuff Going On Right Now

  • Cambridge Stereoscan 200 Scanning Electron Microscope We're restoring an electron microscope. [1]
  • 3D Printing - Lulzbot Mini, 3d systems cube, rostock max v2, and a prusa up and running in the space
  • Amateur radio Ham Radio -- make stuff, get your license, QSO, test, tinker, learn,...
  • 3D Thursdays -- 3-D printing enthusiasts are on hand and we have many working and workable printers of various types ...usually from 6:00pm on.)

Top Links

Themes and threads that span across the other categories in the Wiki. This is also where we keep things that don't easily fit in other categories:


Where our projects collaborate and document their research and progress. They are generally classified as:


Entries relating to the space including layout and events and classes we hold


This calendar pulls events from our official Meetup calendar. Also, see webcal://www.meetup.com/hac-dc/events/ical/ for an ics feed to use with your favorite calendaring software.

Past Cool Stuff That Will Happen Again


Pages on people in our community :


Our Policy Manual is divided into the following subcategories:

Extra stuff, buried by wiki cleanup.


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