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About Tech Valley

At the core of the Tech Valley Center of Gravity is the makerspace, a community of enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and professionals sharing equipment & expertise. Located in the Quackenbush Building at 30 3rd Street in Troy, NY, the Center of Gravity has open hours staffed by volunteers who can answer questions and give tours, and many events / classes / workshops on our calendar. We even rent the space for private functions!

Open Hours: M/Tu/Th/F: 6:30pm – 10:30pm, Sat/Sun: 2pm – 10pm

The THINQubator is a kids makerspace inside the TVCOG, specifically designed and equipped with projects, materials and equipment that help inspire the next generation of makers.

A suite of service providers for accounting, legal, HR, grant writing, public relations and more, selected based on their ability to serve startups and small businesses with world class service.

We host and organize hackathons for topics as diverse as Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, Clean Technology and Civic Smart Hacks.

What's New

Letterboxing at Flag Day Parade

This year we are setting up letter boxes at historical sites around Troy near the Flag Day parade route on 3rd & 4th Streets. The letter boxes contain a stamp, stamp pad and log book for people to

Zero To Maker – RELOADED

The Zero To Maker event was conceived to help new members get up to speed with safety training and equipment usage at the COG. In one shot, we could cover some of the most popular pieces of equipment

Brewers Pod

Saturday, June 4th 1 P.M. – 4 P.M. TVCOG Kitchen and Lounge Back to the Beginning!   Over the past 20 years, the homebrew revolution has completely changed the course of beer drinking in

Letter Boxing At Flag Day Parade

This year we are setting up letter boxes at historical sites around Troy near the Flag Day parade route on 3rd & 4th Streets. The letter boxes contain a stamp, stamp pad and log book for people

Troy By Design

Do you have an interactive project? Rensselaer’s School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Severino Center for Entrepreneurship, Design for America and TVCOG are teaming up to bring “Troy

Brewers’ Pod

Saturday, April 23rd 1 P.M. – 4 P.M. TVCOG Kitchen and Lounge It’s bottling time!   Over the past 20 years, the homebrew revolution has completely changed the course of beer drinking

TVCOG Writers Workshop

Gather for co-writing with the Tech Valley Center of Gravity Writers’ Group. Brown bag a dinner and bring your writing tool(s) of choice and a project on which to focus. All genres and platforms

Scott Carpenter on MakerCast

Maker Cast has a very cool podcast featuring Scott Carpenter (a TVCOG member) talking about his path to making highly customized baseball gloves at his company Carpenter Trade. Scott even gives a

Stitch & Sip Open Crafting

Bring your own project (sewing, knitting, needlework…or hey, anything portable) and a beverage for a fun evening stitching and sipping in good company. The CoG provides an empty table,

First Forge at COG

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Legal Workshop – Founders Agreements

When getting a startup off the ground, it’s critical to have a clear agreement amongst the founders around a handful of key issues that are essential to your ability to safeguard the future

Next Zero To Maker!

The next Zero to Maker event is on Saturday, March 12th from 10am – 1pm! What is Zero to Maker? It’s a great way to get started making things at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity!  Come

Brewer’s Pod

Saturday, March 5th 1 P.M. – 3 P.M. TVCOG Kitchen and Lounge Over the past 20 years, the homebrew revolution has completely changed the course of beer drinking in America. Where once a small

Science Bowl

The Dept of Energy Science Bowl is coming up on Saturday, March 5th, at GE Global Research Center over in Niskayuna. We participate with several tables of project displays and information about the

40 hours to go…

The countdown clock has started, and in less than 2 days we’ll be kicking off the IoT Hackathon at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity! Thank you for registering for the event, we’re in the

Membership

Associate Membership

  • ♦ $25 one time fee
  • ♦ Access with Day Pass Only
  • ♦ Membership Card
  • ♦ Eligible for equipment training classes
  • ♦ Safety/Orientation class included
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Full Membership

  • ♦ $60/month
  • ♦ Access during official open hours
  • ♦ Membership Card
  • ♦ Eligible for equipment training classes
  • ♦ Safety/Orientation class included
  • ♦ Eligible for volunteer discount
  • ♦ Voting privileges
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Super User Membership

  • ♦ $100/month
  • ♦ 24 / 7 Access to the Makerspace
  • ♦ Membership Card
  • ♦ Eligible for equipment training classes
  • ♦ Safety/Orientation class included
  • ♦ Eligible for volunteer discount
  • ♦ On-site storage bin
  • ♦ Voting privileges

 

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Family Membership

  • ♦ Additional $20/month
  • ♦ All benefits of the base membership
  • ♦ Includes all immediate family
  • ♦ Access granted after safety training

 

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Student Discount

  • ♦ Save $30/month
  • ♦ Full/super user membership only
  • ♦ All College students eligible
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Coworking Membership

  • ♦ $50/month
  • ♦ 24 / 7 access (**)
  • ♦ Flex seating in coworking areas
  • ♦ Board room for private meetings
  • ♦ WiFi and Wired Internet access
  • ** – no fabrication equipment usage

 

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In addition to memberships, we have ala-carte services and volunteer opportunities.

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