Welcome to Mountain Lab!
The home of the TriCities Hackerspace!
Please be patient as we get this website up off the ground!
What is a hackerspace you say? Hackerspaces are community driven centers of technical education and experimentation. The idea behind hackerspaces is that anyone, regardless of age or means, can come to learn about computers, electronics, fabrication, music, art, or anything really.
We here at Mountain Lab are striving to create a place of learning for people of all ages. Our current membership is free and open to all. Once we obtain a physical location, we will be exploring paid memberships, but at this time we are meeting in a roving fashion with no home base.
If you are interested in joining us, fill out the contact form and join us for one of our monthly meetings!
Stuff We're Into...
Mountain Lab members are into all kinds of stuff... microbrewing,RC vehicles, DIY CNC machines, homemade robots, musical instruments, electronics, cooking, open source EVERYTHING, cars, etc, etc, etc. We love tinkering with just about everything. If you like doing, well, anything, odds are we are into it too!
Mountain Lab's primary purpose is to be a source of education to the community. We strive to develop community involvement programs such as education courses for all ages, friendly competitions, participating in events such as the Kingsport FunFest Mini-MakerFaire, fostering open source technology education for students, and working with small businesses to learn about DIY processes and methods. Mountain Lab exists to provide access to technology and training to anyone who seeks it.