The New Space is Almost Complete

We’ve made tons of progress over the past couple months.

And I’m happy to say that, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our members, we now have a viable new hackerspace to build and learn in.


Of course, we’re not entirely done (will we ever be?). Our to-do list still includes building custom workbenches to put inside our lab, setting up the shop area for larger tools, and tying up various loose ends after the move. But our accomplishments thus far are worth celebrating, and we’d like break in the new CGW with a little get-together. So we’re inviting anyone who has ever been interested in CGW to a Hackerspace Warming Party on the evening of February 21st.

Come out to see everything that Gadget Works has to offer. There will be socializing, food, and random acts of hacking along with demonstrations of 3D printing and lifecasting.

The CGW Hackerspace Warming Party

Sunday, Feb 21st 3:00-7:00pm

Open House and Cardboard Robot Fighting Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out last weekend for CGW’s first open house. We hope you had a great time and learned just a little more about hacking, making, and building.

We also hope that everyone had fun at the first ever (as far as we know, still) cardboard robot fighting tournament! In case you are interested, here is the complete tournament bracket. Be sure to check out the recap video, which has every fight in the competition, and the winning bot’s build video to see what kind of hackery goes into cardboard robots.

Excellent job to all of our competitors, who worked hard to build their incredible cardboard contraptions:

  • Sneaky Wild – David
  • Spinny Thing – Luc
  • ‘ OR 1=1 — – Matt
  • Cheesebot – Ryan
  • Paper Machete – Zach

And huge thanks to our judges, Brad and Trevon, and our timekeeper, Cassie, who gave up a Saturday afternoon to make the whole competition work.

We plan on hosting more cardboard robot fights, so you still have a chance to build your own bot and compete. Keep watching our Twitter, Facebook, and this site for more details. In the meantime, see our combat robot wiki page for competitions rules and more information about building a cardboard combat robot.