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02-11-2013 03:27 PM
bbottomley
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Originally Posted by Hillridge View Post
I've run across these forums a few other times while searching for Outback related stuff, so I registered.

I'm one of the guys that runs MakeIt Labs in Nashua. I was actually searching for "hackerspaces with automotive lift" to see if any other ones popped up, as I don't think many of them have one (maybe only us), and found this thread.

If you have any questions, ask away!
Hey, welcome! Subaru, the official car of New England!

Glad you found us, and we found you. The Web sure works in mysterious ways. You won't find much of anything here about hackerspaces, because this appeared to be pretty much an unknown subject till I introduced it.

Steve (toysbyus) in Manchester and I were both at the Science Café last month. We're planning on coming down for one of your open house evenings some time soon. Look forward to meeting you.
02-11-2013 03:02 PM
forester06x I think we might have a hackerspace center coming soon to Memphis. I'm going to have to spend a lot of time at that place!
02-11-2013 02:07 PM
Hillridge I've run across these forums a few other times while searching for Outback related stuff, so I registered.

I'm one of the guys that runs MakeIt Labs in Nashua. I was actually searching for "hackerspaces with automotive lift" to see if any other ones popped up, as I don't think many of them have one (maybe only us), and found this thread.

If you have any questions, ask away!
02-11-2013 01:18 PM
bbottomley Another article about a couple of them here in New Hampshire

01-25-2013 06:23 PM
bbottomley High end!
01-25-2013 06:08 PM
Wessneroo
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Originally Posted by bbottomley View Post
The link I provided up in the first post shows them in each of the 3 places where you live. I didn't dig to see what their specialties might be.
The one in Atlanta looks pretty good. Especially once they get their carbon fiber station all set up!
01-25-2013 05:42 PM
bbottomley
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Originally Posted by Wessneroo View Post
Great feature. I'm jealous! I want one near me focused on grassroots automotive engineering.
The link I provided up in the first post shows them in each of the 3 places where you live. I didn't dig to see what their specialties might be.
01-25-2013 05:28 PM
Wessneroo Great feature. I'm jealous! I want one near me focused on grassroots automotive engineering.
01-25-2013 03:55 PM
bbottomley Here's a link to TV coverage of the Makerspace in Portsmouth, NH.
01-18-2013 07:43 PM
TheFozz
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Originally Posted by bbottomley View Post
Some are calling themselves Makerspaces. Or more formally, Open-Access Workshops.

Yep. Remember when it was good to be referred to as a "Job Hacker". Comes from being well versed at many different things and yet somewhat less than a master of any. The TV Series Mike Rowe hosted "Dirty Jobs" was inspired by job hackers.
01-18-2013 05:23 AM
bbottomley
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Yep heard of them, don't like the name association being the h-word though.
Yes, I fear that the battle is lost in terms of trying to return the original honorable meaning to the word hacker. It's not the best of PR for these places. Some are calling themselves Makerspaces. Or more formally, Open-Access Workshops.
01-17-2013 09:40 PM
jgrote I have been dreaming about such a place since I was about 16 and too broke to have any cool tools. I figured that it would never happen due to cost and liability. I guess I'm wrong. Now to find one nearby....

So I found one, but it's a minimum of $100/month! It seems to have some cool stuff, but I don't think I'd get my money back out of it. If they have a tubing bender, maybe I'll get that skid plate done sooner or later. It's only $69 for a day.
01-17-2013 09:05 PM
TheFozz Yep heard of them, don't like the name association being the h-word though. There's a Tech Lab or some sort of name over in Menlo Park, Ca right off the Marsh Road and 101 off ramp. There's even a few others around like an open shop with lifts and all the fab tools you'd ever want to make a race car, IIRC it's called Pit Stop and it's in Santa Clara, Ca.
01-17-2013 02:33 PM
bbottomley
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I actually read about these a couple hours before seeing this thread.
Life abounds with coincidences. I just learned that the hackerspace in Portsmouth, NH will be featured on a local interest TV program at 7 tonight.
01-17-2013 02:16 PM
Wessneroo I actually read about these a couple hours before seeing this thread.
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