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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 DC.

If you're new here, you should start by looking at our public web site at 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 announcement (weekly e-mail) and blabber (high traffic) mailing lists.

Cool Stuff Going On Right Now

  • Byzantium
  • 3D Printing
  • Microcontroller Mondays (BYO project to work on, get help on, or show off...or just come to check us out! ...usually from 7:30pm on.)
  • {S,Th}oftware Thursdays (BYO project to work on, get help on, or show off...or just come to check us out!) ...usually from 7:30pm on.)
  • Amateur radio Ham Radio - make stuff, get your license, QSO, test, tinker, learn,... 2nd and 4th Wednesdays ...usually from 7:30pm 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:

HacDC Information

Here is information on HacDC itself: Official documents, policies, Member Meeting minutes, etc.


HacDC offers many free classes on a wide variety of technical and artistic topics.


HacDC has worked on some pretty cool projects, including sending equipment to the edge of space and a Linux distribution that uses mesh networking to replace the Internet.


Here are listings of some groups of people associated with HacDC.


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This calendar pulls events from our official Meetup calendar. A iCal feed is also available, for enjoying our events from your favorite calendaring software.

Past Cool Stuff That Will Happen Again


HacDC's workshop has lots of cool and useful toys tools!


Sometimes HacDC attends fun events to learn and show off our projects!

Useful Information

Miscellaneous useful information:


A link to the obsolete pages on the Wiki, for historical purposes: Category:Obsolete