Robot Builders Forming Hackerspace in Dallas

DPRG meeting at Garland Warehouse

The Dallas Personal Robotics Group (DPRG), one of the oldest robot hobbyist groups in the world, is forming a hackerspace in Dallas, Texas. For the last seven years, the DPRG was based in the Garland, Texas warehouse pictured above but, in 2009, the building changed hands and the DPRG found itself out of a home. Based on the success of hackerspaces in other parts of the world, we’ve decided the time is right to start one Dallas.

For those not familiar with the idea, a hackerspace is a shared community workshop supported by a membership fee that helps cover rent, tools, and other expenses. The DPRG is a 501(c)(3) as well and will be soliciting grants and donations to help cover startup costs. Membership is open to all types of makers, hackers, and creators in the community and there is already a wide range of interests that include robots (of course!), CNC, welding, photography, hydroponics, vacuforming, and ham radio, to name just a few. The DPRG hopes to find someone willing to donate land and a suitable building but may lease temporary space if needed to have things up and running sometime in March. So, if you’re in Dallas, join up and help out. Even if you’re not local, they’re accepting donations from like-minded folks, so throw a few dollars their way if you can.