About Skillhouse

What we do

Skillhouse provides 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 workspace, we aim to share all types of knowledge in a friendly and collaborative environment.

How we are organized

We are incorporated and it is our intention to file for and obtain tax-exemption and tax-deductible donation status.

Board Members

  • Liza K – President
  • Eddie Reid – Vice President
  • Allen R. – Treasurer
  • Daniel C. – Secretary
  • Frank L. – Sergeant in Arms

How to make contact

How we’re funded

  • Expenses are covered by member dues: $35/mo ($25/mo for students)
  • We intend to apply for grants, teach courses, and hold fund-raisers to raise money for additional equipment purchases
  • Our location in the Sun Center is sponsored by the McGurn Management Company
  • Our internet access is sponsored by Grooveshark

The space

  • We are located at:
    101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 100
    Gainesville, FL 32601
  • More information here

7 thoughts on “About Skillhouse

  1. S. Mike McCarthy says:

    Hello all

    My wife and I are new to the area, and were looking to stop in tomorrow evening for the Tuesday open house.

    Can you give us more info on what your group is working on currently?


    • cvonkleist says:

      Hi, Mike. Skillhouse is not working on any group projects currently, but lots of people are working on individual projects. See you at Skillhouse tomorrow! Feel free to bring your own projects to work on, or just come and hang out.

  2. S. Mike McCarthy says:

    We’re looking forward to it.

    Thanks much

  3. Colin Emerson says:

    How do I join

    • cvk says:

      Hey, Colin. Joining is pretty easy. We have a vote-in membership, so our members will want to get to know you before voting you in. Please come to the space during our open-house night a few times to introduce yourself to everyone (Tuesdays at 7pm).

  4. Hello!
    If this seems like something your hackerspace or friends would be interested in please pass it along.
    Hackaday is running a BIG competition that closes in about 6 weeks. The Grand prize is a trip to space. hackaday.io/prize

    This week 7/6, we have a small contest where we reward entries that move (via propeller, wings, hovercraft etc.) with quadcopters!

    How to get in on it plus what you can win.

    Cheers! ~Sophi

  5. Skip Schloss says:

    There are funds available. Grant opportunity:

    The Educational Development and Stimulus Fund (EDSFUND) is pleased to announce the availability of a second round of funding.  Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015 from eligible schools, Maker/Hacker organizations, and vocational training programs.

    This round of funding includes a new sponsor, PensaLabs.  While the grant guidelines are largely the same as in the first round of funding, there have been some minor changes.  Check out the EDSFUND Grant Guidelines.  

    EDSFUND would be pleased to work with potential applicants to develop or refine their application.
    Thanks for your interest.

    Skip Schloss
    Educational Development and Stimulus Fund

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