Techshop, The SF Bay Area’s open-access public workshop

Jim sent word about the Techshop grand opening! – 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’s Grand Opening is Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2006 from 11:00 AM through 3:00 PM both days. There is no charge to attend the event.

Show And Tell at the Grand Opening (Saturday and Sunday) – If you have a project you would like to show to other Makers, bring it along and either show it to people yourself, or make a sign that explains what it is. We will supply tables on which projects can be displayed. Any project is fine as long as you think it would appeal to people who like to make things….On Saturday from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM, meet three inventors from ABC’s “American Inventor” show — Mark Major (Question Mark Flosser), Chris Miksovsky (Disposable Drink Plate), and finalist Eric Thompson (Football Catch Training Vest) — and hear about their experiences as inventors.

On Sunday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, come and meet Matthew Carauddo learn how to wage battles with tough, durable realistic-looking light sabers. In October, Matthew will also be teaching classes at TechShop in which you can build your own battle-hardened light saber from scratch.

We will also be conducting tours of the TechShop facilities, and giving demonstrations on some of the equipment including the Epilog Laser Engraver and Cutter, the Bridgeport milling machine, and the large engine lathe.

This weekend is your last chance to take advantage of the special TechShop Annual Access Pass for $1,000. These passes will not be available after the weekend of the Grand Opening. You can buy them either at TechShop this weekend or on our web site. We will also have inaugural TechShop t-shirts available at the Grand Opening for $10.

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.

120 Independence Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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