Monday, August 04, 2008


Just got this in an email; Thought it would interest some people here as well.

Way Cool, wish they were here in New York….. Brooklyn would be a good location :)

Wish you had a workshop out back, but just can't find room for the floor-mounted plastic seam welder?

TechShop is betting that the DIY and Making trends are spreading everywhere, quickly. It's growing a series of well-equipped workshops for hobbyists and light manufacturers alike. Check out the class catalog for a taste of the tools you can use.

TechShop is a fully-equipped open-access workshop and creative environment that lets you drop in any time and work on your own projects at your own pace. It is like a health club with tools and equipment instead of exercise equipment...or a Kinko's for geeks.

Anyone can come in and build and make all kinds of things themselves using the TechShop tools, machines and equipment, and draw on the TechShop instructors and experts to help them with their projects.

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.

What a great concept - kind of like a tool rental company...but you get their space as well.



  1. This does sound awesome. We do have the awesome folks at though!

    Also Etsy Labs. Both in Brooklyn!

  2. I've seen some of the NYResistor's ok but limited to electronics.

    Hardly the same type of technology.... if they want to introduce Tig welding classes and plasma cutters by the hour then I'm there :)