From July 23 to the 25, myself (Jeff) and Elise Spontarelli were invited by Cognizant to attend the Boy Scout National Jamboree as a part of the STEMQuest village in order to help facilitate the stations available for scouts. Among the activities available were drone flying with the new DJI spark, block programming with the BBC Micro:bit, CNC milling with Shopbot, soldering skills (led by yours truly) and screenprinting (led by Elise). Overall, there were several hundred scouts that passed under our tent in the day and a half that we were working, and a grand total of 50,000 scouts and staff in attendance for the whole 2 weeks.
Vector Space is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors. We are an organized group of local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers who work together to provide tools and learning resources to the public.
Vector Space is a makerspace and community workshop with the mission to build an open and collaborative community that fosters innovation, creativity, and the pursuit of science based knowledge.
- 24/7 Access to our tools & space
- A voice in how the organization is run
- Discounts on classes and workshops
- Support our mission and be active in your community
For one week in July, Vector Space was turned into a full service, bike-hacking, pedal zone. With donated bikes from Bikes Unlimited, Scene 3, The Bike Shack at Lynchburg College, and L. Oppleman, we had frames, handlebars, and chains for days. The camp was lead by myself and my husband Adam as well as Jawansa and Michelline Hall, the dynamic duo behind Blackwater Branding.
By Elise Spontarelli
We are excited to announce a lineup of events for all ages during the National Week of Making. Sponsored by Innovative Wireless Technologies, Inc., our four events include a free meetup for educators, family workshop, college night, and escape room demo.
Our first birthday was in March, so we thought we'd share some pictures from before we moved in versus today. Enjoy!
We’re looking for five interns to help us out this summer. It’s an opportunity to do something different, gain experience in a variety of fields (machining, computer software and hardware, woodworking, electronics, graphic design, etc.), and work with a mentor with expertise in your field of interest.
While the internships are unpaid, each intern is provided a $200 budget for their project, courtesy of the Lynchburg Morning Rotary Club.
Internship begins on June 12th and ends on August 4th.
Mini Maker Faire Comes to Lynchburg
(Lynchburg) On Sunday, March 26th from 12:00pm to 4:30pm, Vector Space will present the Lynchburg Mini Maker Faire, the first maker faire in our area in partnership with the national movement started by and in collaboration with Make: magazine from Maker Media. This event will take place on the campus of Randolph College.
The hardware development community at hackaday.io put together a challenge to build something awesome in less than 1Kb, so we decided to join the fun. Here's our entry.