I’m crossing the bridge to San Francisco tomorrow to meet with artist Phil Ross, but I’m hoping to connect with another maker or two. Anyone got any ideas? In particular, I’d like to meet up with makers who are making the transition from part-time, amateur maker to maker pro. I’m also interested in checking out cool hackerspaces and makers who work in food, urban agriculture, and sustainability. Taco truck recommendations are welcomed, too. Please send suggestions my way in the comments below.




Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

  • https://twitter.com/DrMattyG Dr. Matty G

    Joe Tocci, a local Tech Shop instructor, metalsmith, physics guy, and all around badass, just opened his own blacksmithing shop in SF, and is looking for new clients. Here’s his FB if you want to get in touch: https://www.facebook.com/joe.tocci.5

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiskbil Anders Haglund

    Go to techshop and/or noisebridge and ask around.

  • http://twitter.com/MrAlanCooper Alan Cooper (@MrAlanCooper)

    Come visit the ShopMahal in Petaluma and see how we are doing our bit to change the food chain. See my MakerFaire talk here: http://makerfaire.com/pub/e/8093

  • http://gravatar.com/keithachorn Keith Achorn

    If you are crossing the Bay Bridge from Oakland, there is an interesting Hackerspace along the way on Treasure Island. I’m new to the Bay area, but a local friend introduced me to Treasure Island last weekend, and we found some pretty amazing projects going on in a nondescript warehouse called “Building 2”. From the outside it looks like an old airplane hanger (the Island is mostly converted Navy buildings and barracks). But inside there are many large-scale projects, sculptures, and vehicles. Many still have the desert dust from Burning Man. Definitely worth a look. If you have trouble finding it through my description, here are the GPS coordinates: 37.81851, -122.36779

  • http://gravatar.com/danielatzaarlydotcom Daniel Pearson

    We have quite a bit of cool custom makers in SF on Zaarly. Would love to meet up and see if we can do something together! here is a sample: https://www.zaarly.com/kenzkouture

  • http://acemonstertoys.org Chris Cook

    Oakland’s very own hackerspace Ace Monster Toys

  • http://stettdholbrook1234.wordpress.com Stett Holbrook

    These are great, thanks.

  • Gary Hurlburt

    Fossil Fool at Rock the Bike is in Berkley