Garoa Hacker Clube:About

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Country Brazil
City São Paulo
Snail mail Rua Costa Carvalho, 567 FUNDOS - Pinheiros - São Paulo, SP, Brazil - CEP 05429-130
Founding 2009-06-23: on-line community
2010-08-26: space opening
2011-02-20: official foundation
Members ~28 official, ~900 on mailing list
Membership fee R$60 or R$100, but open to non-members
Size 100m² house, with 6 rooms, kitchen and a courtyard.
IRC #garoa at
Mailing list
Twitter/ @garoahc, !garoa
Status active
We are on the basement. You can see us through the window behind the plants. Just ring, knock or yell! If the lights are off, we are probably not there.

Garoa Hacker Clube is a hackerspace in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil and South America.

Garoa is an open and collaborative infrastructure provider for technology enthusiasts that create projects related to many areas such as security, harware, electronics, robotics, modelism, software, biology, music, arts and whatever can be imagined.

In other words, it is a community-run laboratory where people can exchange knowledge and experiences, meet, socialize, collaborate and share.

Our core principles are:

  • free and universal access to knowledge generated under our premises
  • self-funding through our member fees and community donations
  • freedom for members to propose and implement individual or group projects

Being discussed since mid-2009 and building since August 2010, Garoa Hacker Clube is now officially up and running. We are currently running projects and activities. Since Nov 18 2010 there is be a weekly Arduino night. We have been in a permanent space since September 2010, and it is constantly being improved. We have a Cupcake CNC, Arduinos and other embedded platforms, basic electronics, power supplies, a function generator, an analog oscilloscope, soldering irons and PCB manufacturing tools, old hardware, books, oldschool video games and a homebrew pinball machine. On February 20th 2011 we have setup a non-profit association to support our finances and organization. On February 2013 we moved to much larger facilities.


We're in western São Paulo, 3 minutes walk from Pinheiros subway/commuter rail station. The hackerspace is currently active and open to visitors whenever there's someone there. Members have the key to the space, and we usually hang out there on weekends and at night on special days during the week.


We run a few regular events, which you are invited to attend:

Wednesdays, 7:30pm BRT - Turing Clube talks and workshops on computer theory, programming languages and information security

Thursdays, 7:30pm BRT - Arduino Night learn, teach, build and hack Arduinos

Saturdays, from 10am BRT - Hackday Hack stuff, drink beer (or whatever), eat barbecue (or vegetals) and socialize (or not).

Garoa always welcomes visitors. It is an open space. Just check if there will be somebody there to open the door for you.