This week a new group of students from Lynchburg City Schools Empowerment Academy begins their semester at Vector Space. As they embark on a new community project, we wanted to share the work of last semester's students.
Vector Space is a non-profit community makerspace. Our founders and staff are passionate about making, and teaching others to make. We believe the most rewarding things in life are hands-on experiences shared with others.
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.
We offer 24/7 access to users ages 18+. Enrollment is open 4x per year and begins with a tour, orientation, and safety training. Members enjoy 12,000 square feet of shared workspace and equipment, a community of fellow makers, and discounts on classes.
On a welcome sunny day after Virginia’s recent cold snap I had the pleasure of hearing the heart warming story of downtown Lynchburg’s Vector Space member Stability X. With sunshine streaming in the window of her bus, soon to be home, she told the story of how she came to use Vector Space as a way out… Stability joined Vector Space in Sept 2021 after moving here from Georgia, where she became familiar with shared workspaces. As a mother and a disabled veteran, Stability found herself bumping into housing barriers.
2023 is shaping up to be a BIG year for Vector Space. With the support of our Board of Directors and community partners, our team has secured the perfect location for the makerspace of our future: 2004 Memorial Avenue. This high-visibility location includes infrastructure for both industrial shop space and clean workspace to accommodate diverse maker mediums. The new building will increase our footprint by 60%.
The second annual Math Marathon has come to an end, and though the problems got harder, after 26.2 hours, we're proud to have collectively solved 43 problems this year, earning 5 more awards and reaching level 3 on projecteuler.net. The hardest problems of the event (144 and 169) were solved by Emily Griffen, Andrew Burks, and Jesse Hyatt. Two participants, Jesse Hyatt and Adam Spontarelli, completed the full 26.2 hours, though their productive output was logarithmic.
Outreach Coordinator Job Posting
Outreach Coordinator leads outreach, audience development, and community engagement efforts for Vector Space. The Outreach Coordinator reports to both the Executive Director and the Director of Education at Vector Space.
Maker Faire Lynchburg is thrilled to be back on the campus of Randolph College on April 3, 2022.
Join us for a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for makers to show hobbies, experiments, projects, and products.
The makerspace is buzzing with activity this month, as many of our members create beautiful, small batch goods for YOUR holiday shopping! With many local faires and festivals coming up, we've compiled a list of times and places you can shop for maker-made goods from LYH this season.