|For those of you who live within driving distance of San Jose, California there is a new "adult" playground openning up in July. For $100/month you get unlimited use of all available equipment 24 hrs a day.|
TechShop will be a fully-equipped open fabrication workshop and creative environment which is currently being planned by Jim Newton and Ridge McGhee. The facility will be located on the San Francisco peninsula.
Anyone will be able to 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, social antagonists, 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.
The TechShop workshop provides a wide variety of machinery and tools for the open and unlimited use of its members, including milling machines and lathes, welding stations and plasma cutters, sheet metal working equipment, drill presses and band saws, industrial sewing machines, hand tools, plastic working equipment, electronics design and fabrication facilities, tubing and metal bending machines, electrical supplies and tools, and pretty much everything you'd ever need to make just about anything all by yourself. Take a look at the equipment list here.