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TechShop


#1

http://techshop.ws
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/30/diy-detroit-a-hands-on-approach-to-fixing-the-auto-industry/
This is kinda a cool concept. A tech shop you can go to and build stuff with on-site help and classes for daily or monthly membership. Mom/pop or engineers. Get access to 3d printers, laser cutters, mills, electronics, torches, expert help, etc. I like it.

Dearborn, MI location coming this summer.


#2

For those in the Netherlands:
This concept is also available in the Netherlands.

More info:

I love this concept. I will stop by at one of those in the next couple weeks. 8)


#3

OMG love it! Maybe some day Poland will one of those as well…


#4

most hackerspaces are similar, although not necessarily open like this, nor with the full range of equipment, and sometimes the advice could be hit and miss :slight_smile: But besides that, pretty much exactly the same ( :wink: well you know…)


#5

I would love to have one of these around. It is funny I was just reading related article about techshops:

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/03/is-it-time-to-rebuild-retool-public-libraries-and-make-techshops.html


#6

We started a local one here. http://dallasmakerspace.org/ If want one just find 20-30 like minded people and start one.


#7

These guys are only like 25 miles away from us. ;D


#8

I would concider partnering on one. We have some retail space in Lapeer, MI if anyone wants to toss spegette on the wall and is like <=60 miles away. The hard part is est membership and customers. Kinda a guess game. The downstroke on equip may be too risky. Then again, I suppose in this economy, there is probably some great deals out there.


#9

I was a member of the Menlo Park TechShop when I lived in Silicon Valley.

AWESOME concept, AWESOME implementation and a great group of people. The classes were great as well to learn to use some of the machines I hadn’t ever used, or hadn’t used in a while.

Had a lot of fun, really wish I could have spent more time there!


#10

Lucky! The closest to me is Raleigh, NC ~200 miles from here. :frowning: