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November 18, 2010

Special Event – TechShop Tour

by @ 5:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY December 7, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker/Guide: Will Baird
Time: Pizza and registration at 6:30 PM; Tour and presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members; $10 for others
Place: TechShop, 120 Independence Dr, Menlo Park
RSVP: from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

TechShop is a 15,000 square-foot membership-based workshop that provides members with access to tools and equipment, instruction, and a community of creative and supportive people so they can build the things they have always wanted to make.? You can think of TechShop like a fitness club, but with tools and equipment instead of exercise equipment. It is sort of like a Kinko’s for makers, or a Xerox PARC for the rest of us.? TechShop is designed for everyone, regardless of their skill level.? TechShop is perfect for inventors, makers, hackers, tinkerers, artists, roboteers, families, entrepreneurs, youth groups, FIRST robotic teams, arts and crafts enthusiasts, and anyone else who wants to be able to make things that they dream up but don’t have the tools, space or skills.
TechShop provides you with access to a wide variety of machinery and tools including milling machines and lathes, welding stations and a CNC plasma cutter, sheet metal working equipment, drill presses and band saws, industrial sewing machines, hand tools, plastic and wood working equipment including a 4′ x 8′ ShopBot CNC router, electronics design and fabrication facilities, Epilog laser cutters, tubing and metal bending machines, a Dimension SST 3-D printer, electrical supplies and tools, and pretty much everything you’d ever need to make just about anything.
To frame the tour, the talk portion of the meeting is A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Launch Pad.

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