Dateline January 2015
The Facebook community is 1,172 members. We also have over 800 on Meetup. We've added new 3D printers, a laser cutter and CNC machining. We upgraded from 1600 sf of... Read more
Last week we completed the purchase and installation of our new laser cutter. This was a big day that we've been looking forward to most of this year. It is... Read more
Quick little fulfillment update
Thanks again for backing us! The stickers have been arriving all week and we're getting great feedback on the quality. In case you were wondering, they were provided... Read more
One thing we’ve consistently heard since we opening our space is “I wish there was something like this closer to where we live.” Since we founded Inspiration Labs, the parent... Read more
New Stretch Goals and Balloon Launch Update
We’re approaching the finish line but we really want to break $15,000 and look ahead to $20,000 before the campaign ends. Getting to that level lets us fund the upgraded... Read more
We’re not done yet!
Late Friday night we hit our goal thanks to a generous backer who snapped up the Training Center Naming Rights reward. We’re now at over 120% funded and growing. With... Read more
Meeting with Mark Sharpe, Hillsborough County Commissioner
We spent this morning talking to Mark Sharpe (Hillsborough County Commissioner). He dropped by for a tour and learned a lot about how Tampa Hackerspace and CoWorkTampa work and what... Read more
We’ve filed our 501(c)(3) tax-exemption application!
We have filed our 501(c)(3) application with the IRS! It was a lot of work but it’s worth it. We’ve always been a non-profit organization but becoming a tax-exempt educational... Read more
What is a hackerspace?
This is a fantastic TEDx talk that answers that question.
A great quote is, "A hackerspace turns do it yourself into do it together."
The concept of "social... Read more
Hunting Rogue Lionfish
Lionfish are invading Florida! This invasive species has no natural predators and is destroying reef habitats in the Atlantic and is projected to expand into the Gulf of Mexico. There's... Read more
What do you do?
What do you do? It’s a question we get all the time. Here’s a look at a couple of the things that we do at one of our Open Make... Read more
Huge Thank You and a Closer Look at the Blinkenlights Badge
Wow - Huge thanks to all of our initial backers! Last night we had a great Open Make night at the space - a video update coming soon. We have... Read more