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Definition: hackerspace

A venue for computer enthusiasts to collaborate on projects, share programming knowledge and discuss technology. Hackerspaces may be simple and informal, or more elaborate with high-speed network access and tools for building equipment. Formal hackerspaces collect dues from members. See hackathon.

Friendly Competition
In 2012, RadioShack challenged hackerspace groups from the East and West coasts to build something awesome with RadioShack's ARDUINO single board computer.