New hackerspace in Provo, UT

New hackerspace in Provo, UT

The Transistor is a community of tinkerers, gamers, programmers, and general DIYers, based in Provo, UT. They have a new space they wanted us to tell you about, as well as free, weekly Arduino/Electronics Nights.

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4 thoughts on “New hackerspace in Provo, UT

  1. Anonymous says:

    What’s with all the pipes at crazy angles up the walls, is it a sprinkler system in case of fire or cleaning up hackers after all night sessions?

    1. Tim says:

      Those pipes are actually the existing fire sprinkler system for the building. I believe they’ve been there since before the attic was a usable floor. The entire building used to be a candy factory, and that company (Startup’s Candy) is still in business next door. You can see an old picture of the place on their website at

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