Hey Makers! If you like to build stuff but you don’t have the tools, equipment, space, or know-how, TechShop is for you! TechShop is a membership-based drop-in workshop in Menlo Park on the San Francisco peninsula that provides members with access to a full range of hand tools and machines to safely perform practically any task any DIY project. The equipment at TechShop includes welders, milling machines, lathes, drill presses, band saws, sheet metal equipment, a 3D printer and laser cutter, vacuum forming system, presses, an electronics lab, sandblaster, air tools, and just about every other tool that a Maker would ever need.
TechShop also offers a wide variety of classes for members and non-members of all ages and skill levels in topics including soldering, welding, machining, CAD, 3D printing, laser cutting and etching, electronics, robotics, hacking, Legos and VEX, programming, green materials and design, sheet metal fabrication, plastics, and so much more.
The most exciting part of TechShop is the community that is already springing up around it. With nearly a thousand people on the mailing list for membership and classes, and over a hundred people who want to teach classes at TechShop, there will be a lot of really smart and interesting people hanging out there all the time.
TechShop is throwing a Preview Party on Saturday, September 9, 2006 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Attendees can tour the 15,200 square-foot TechShop building, participate in a variety of activities and demonstrations for kids and adults, meet some of TechShop’s partners including Make Magazine, HdB Electronics, Metal Supermarkets, and TAP Plastics, and even take advantage of special early membership sales. Link.