Foothills Community Workshop

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Foothills Community Workshop
Status active
Country United States of America

State or District

North Carolina

City Granite Falls

Date of founding


Last Updated 2018-04-07



828-351-HACK (828-352-4225) or 828-212-0930




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1151, Granite Falls, NC 28630
141 N. Main St., Granite Falls, NC 28630
28630 Granite Falls
United States of America

Number of members


Membership fee

Standard Membership 35USD Monthly Associate Membership 20USD Monthly Additional family members 17.50USD Monthly

Size of rooms

11000 sq work + 2000 sq storage


Open to Exchanges?


Open to Residencies?


Location 35° 48' 5", -81° 25' 49"

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Foothills Community Workshop is located in the town of Granite Falls, NC and was in the bottom floor of an old textile mill. We originally got a great deal on approx. 5000+ sq. ft. of space, but had to re-wire it and do a large amount of cleanup. FCW is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is open to the public. Our current members have expertise in: Machining (both CNC and manual), woodworking, construction, analog electronics, digital electronics, embedded systems, model railroads, stagecraft, science, farming, ham radio, linux, windows, networking, programming and other various topics. FCW has worked with the pubic schools, home schools, the local science center, scouts and other organizations to promote STEM and the arts to the local area.

We had a CNC machine shop, woodworking shop with a large CNC router, electronics shop, model shop, model railroad, Ham radio station (K4FCW), office/lounge area, library, stagecraft shop, science lab and classroom.

On July 21, 2017 the building containing FCW caught fire, which rapidly engulfed the entire 180000sq ft building, destroying 4 residential apartments, over 250 storage units, and 4 businesses, including FCW. Fortunately, no-one was injured, but one of our members lost his apartment (including his cat) and FCW lost all of the equipment except one ham radio antenna.

On October 31, 2017, FCW purchased a buiding with over 11000 sq ft of space. We are scrounging equipment and are starting back up with the areas: Metalworking (machining, welding,sheet metal, foundary), woodworking, electronics, ham radio (K4FCW), Science (chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy), Arts & Crafts (stagecraft, costumes/sewing, props, sets, special effects, lighting, sound, video, painting, sculpture, glasswork, jewelry), a vintage computer museum, kitchen, library, HO railroad, fabrication (laser cutting, 3d printing), micro-farming, a classroom and a lounge.

General meetings are on Saturdays at 3PM , and project/working meetings are on Tuesdays at 7PM. Standard membership is $35 per month and includes 24/7 access. Guests are welcome at any meeting or anytime someone is at the space.

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This Hackerspace has a HO Railroad
"HO Railroad" is not in the list of possible values (3D Printer, 3D Scanner, Arcade, Brewery, CNC, Kitchen, Lasercutter, Shower, Slush Machine, RIPE Atlas, Lathe, Drill Press, Welder, Air Compressor, Portable Bandsaw, Soldering Iron, Hot Air Rework Station, Sewing Machine, Serger, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Tablesaw, Handheld Router, Router Table, Belt Sander, Orbital Sander, Reflow Oven, CNC Mill, CNC Router, CNC Lathe, Wood Lathe, Spectrum Analyzer, Bandsaw, Amateur Radio Station, CNC Plasma Cutter, Embroidery Machine, Kiln, Injection Molder, Vacuum Former, Panel Saw, Surface Grinder, Manual Mill, Vector Network Analyzer, Antenna Analyzer, Leathercraft Tools, Blitzortung Receiver, Weather Station, Metal Lathe, Wire EDM, Sinker EDM, Manual Plasma Cutter, Electron Microscope, Virtual Reality Station) for this property.

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