About Us

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=”bottom-to-top” css=”.vc_custom_1439321811532{padding-top: 2em !important;padding-right: 1em !important;padding-bottom: 1em !important;padding-left: 1em !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”]The Tech Valley Center of Gravity is a membership organization offering space, equipment, education and camaraderie to makers, hackers, crafters, tinkerers and artists. We have a beautiful new makerspace in a renovated century-old building in downtown Troy. We also sponsor and participate in maker and STEAM-education events all over the New York State Capital Region.

 

Our goal at the CoG is to support members as they share knowledge and expertise that allows people to do for themselves, rather than just passively consuming, and work to integrate the arts, crafts, and technologies that surround us every day.  We offer presentations, classes and workshops on a myriad of topics from electronics to chainmaille to welding, and the opportunity to network with folks with the same interests, needs and goals. Members also get access to the makerspace and its tools and equipment, which include 3D printers, laser cutters, and an entire woodshop, metalshop and welding area.

 

We also help create a network of contacts for small business and start-ups in the Capital Region to connect with local leaders, like-minded businesses and individuals, and tools and resources they might not otherwise have access to. Organizations, entrepreneurs, and small businesses can take advantage of our shared meeting spaces or private Innovation Spaces and other work space.

 

Then there is the THINQubator, one of the first kid-centered makerspaces in the world. The THINQubator empowers children and families to think, tinker, collaborate, skill-build, design, and MAKE. Through hands-on experiences, kids deeply explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math in an engaging, fun format.

 

Join us as a member, or get to know us by following us on Facebook and this website. Watch our calendar for upcoming events, and come to one of our weekly Social Nights or general meetings. They are free and open to the public, and everyone is welcome![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]