Click below to vote for dijit to win a Chase Mission Main Street grant, and help dijit launch a hackerspace!
With this grant dijit will open a hackerspace in Pittsburgh, PA, and establish a sustainable model to grow the hackerspace/makerspace movement across the US.
The hackerspace, Hack Local, will offer access to tools and equipment for members to develop their projects and ideas. Hack Local will be more than just another hackerspace. We want to build a community movement that encourages creativity, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit among members. Through dijit, Hack Local members will have both online and local retail venues to market their products, as well as access to discounted supplies and components for all of their projects. Hack Local will offer classes and instruction to members and the general public, and encourage the creation of mini-hackerspaces in our surrounding communities. Hack Local will also provide a hub for collaboration among hackerspaces to share information and resources. Other proposed projects include an electronics re-use and recycling program, where usable parts will be salvaged from discarded electronics for use in hackerpsace projects.
We have a lot of exciting projects in the works, but we need your help to get them off the ground! Spread the word and vote for dijit in the Chase Mission Main Street grant program. Help dijit start a hackerspace!