Columbia Gadget Works was established in 2010 and has been building projects and experience ever since. We've grown from meeting in our member's homes into a full blown hackerspace, with a shop rented just north of downtown.
We have members interested in woodworking, robotics, rapid prototyping, electronics, CNC machining, software, and anything in between. If you need advice for the project you're working on, you'll find someone to talk to here. Our shop has tools to help you in any area of your build, and our members are happy to share tips and tricks on how to use them.
Ready to get involved? Head on to our membership page to learn about joining and supporting our organization, along with some of the benefits you'll get as a member. You can also join the CGW Google Group to take part in discussions about all things hacker related. Or check out our Meetup page to find out about any upcoming events we have scheduled.
If you'd just like to check out the space and maybe meet some of us, please drop by for one of our Open Hack Nights. Every Thursday at 7:00pm, we open our doors to the public and try to get our weekly dose of social interaction. Members often come out to work on projects, show off projects, ask questions, or just hang out with fellow makers and hackers. You are more than welcome to meet us, ask questions, or just look around at what we have to offer.
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…
Check out our latest video introducing you to our new home. Located at 1404 Grand Avenue, we’re conveniently located just north of Downtown Columbia.