Please support Vector Space today! Vector Space is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Each year we serve learners of all ages as they tinker, explore, and learn new skills in the makerspace.
Donations to Vector Space support our community and educational programming, including increased resources for entrepreneurs, after school STEAM programming, interactive public art projects, and free educational events throughout the year.
We host several free events each year, including Lynchburg Mini Maker Faire in March, Hill City Robot Combat (September '18) and First Friday each month. Read more about each of these areas below.
Events like First Fridays, Lynchburg Mini Maker Faire, and Hill City Robot Combat are examples of some of the free community services we provide. Each of these is family friendly and meant to be an introduction into the world of making and the maker movement. We want kids and adults to know the joys and empowerment of being a maker.
For youth ages 12+, we offer ambitious engineering projects after school and during school breaks. Each class focuses on an end goal (building bicycles, launching rockets, sending a balloon into space, for example) and is coached by engineers, computer scientists, artists, and makers in the Vector Space community. These programs are supplemented by grants or donations to keep class fees reasonable (less than $10 per instruction hour), and to provide need-based scholarships.