The Gainesville Hackerspace is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization who has dedicated itself to helping the Gainesville community make their creative ideas a reality.

We provide a physical space where hackers, engineers, scientists, artists, and other creative types can gather to share ideas, equipment, opinions, and even food. Members are likely to show up to work on personal projects, consult with other members, and learn new things. More than just a project work space, we aim to share all types of knowledge in a friendly and collaborative environment.

We have two locations filled with all the tools and equipment you could need to whatever you dream of, from hands on equipment like lathes, mills and welders, high tech equipment like 3D printings, CNC routers, and laser cutters, fabric crafts like sewing machines and vinyl cutting, electronics workbenches, and much, much more!

Members get 24/7 access to the Hackerspace, so you can work and learn at your own schedule. We also teach a variety of classes, so see an eye out on calendar page for upcoming events! Open Project Nights are every Tuesday Night at 7pm, come check us out!


Christopher Hoffman
Daniel Smith, President
Eddie Reid, Vice President
Kamin Miller
Vice President

Christopher Hoffman is a Mechanical Engineer, Software Developer, Youtuber, and 3D Printing enthusiast located in Gainesville, Florida. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 2014, he has dedicated himself to the fields of 3D printing, 3D scanning, and Computer Aided Design. Chris enjoys sharing his passion for Making with the Youtube community, running a Youtube channel called Hoffman Engineering. There he showcases his own projects ranging from 3D printed, animatronic Pokemon to the latest in open-source CAD software.


While waiting on his 3D prints to finish or his videos to render, Chris can be found at the Gainesville Hackerspace, where he regularly gives demos of the successes and failures of his personal projects. He enjoys teaching classes on 3D modeling at the Hackerspace, inviting the Gainesville community to learn from his mistakes.


Chris can be found on Youtube as Hoffman Engineering, or on twitter @TheChrisHoffman

Christopher Hoffman, Secretary
Daniel Crisman
Christopher Hoffman, Secretary
Allen Rout
Frank Lowery, Sergeant at Arms
Frank Lowery
Sergeant at Arms

Frank Lowery - Sergeant at Arms