Structure

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.

Mission

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.

Why Join

- 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

Gift Guide for Makers

As the holidays approach, we polled our members to see what the most sought-after tools and gadgets are this year. Read below for inspiration to add to your own list, or to buy for your loved ones!

1. Makerspace Access

Vector Space invited to Boy Scout National Jamboree

Makerspace Logo at National Jamboree 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.

Hill City Bike Project

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.

Summer 2017 Internships

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.

Lynchburg Mini Maker Faire

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.

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