Hack-Make Space Comparison

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Overview

Noisebridge is, amongst other things, a provider of infrastructure for technical and creative projects, and a community of like-minded individuals. TechShop is also something along these lines, with stronger focus on providing professional grade tools, such as laser cutters, CNC mills and Shopbots. Members of Noisebridge and Techshop frequently have overlapping interests and requirements.

In order to help members of both organizations locate resources at either place, we've started to put together this resource listing. We encourage people to get off their butts and do cool projects, and use this list to expedite the process of doing so, by finding the tools you need, at the location that is most convenient for you.

Please help populate this list to the best of your knowledge, that will make it more useful.

Apparently, Noisebridge members can get a 1/2 price membership to TechShop. And the other way around. Awesome!

Resource locator and comparison

General

  Noisebridge TechShop
Physical Space approx 5,600 sq. ft. approx 17,000 sq. ft.
Membership Cost (monthly) at least $40 at least $75
Availability open 24 hours 9 AM to Midnight
Organization Structure anarchist for-profit
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Important Note: Noisebridge also allows non-members to use our resources.

Abrasives

  Noisebridge TechShop
Disk Sander, Large, Pedestal Mounted   Check.png
Grinders, Pedestal Mounted   Check.png
Sand Blasting Cabinet   Check.png
Wire Wheel, Bench Mounted   Check.png
Vibratory Polisher   Check.png

Arts and Crafts

  Noisebridge TechShop
Vinyl Cutter, Computer-Controlled   Check.png
Glass Cutters, Stained Glass   Check.png
Soldering Irons, Stained Glass   Check.png

Automotive

  Noisebridge TechShop
Floor Jack and Jack Stands   Check.png
Motorcycle Lift   Check.png
Transmission Jack   Check.png
Engine Hoist   Check.png
Battery Charger   Check.png
Pneumatic Tools   Check.png

Darkroom

  Noisebridge TechShop
Darkroom with chemicals and supplies Check.png No.png

Electronics

  Noisebridge TechShop
Multimeters Check.png Check.png
Oscilloscopes Check.png Check.png
Soldering Stations Check.png Check.png
Power Supply, DC   Check.png
Signal Generator   Check.png
Frequency Counter   Check.png
Variable Transformer, Variac   Check.png

Fabrication

  Noisebridge TechShop
Cold Saw   Check.png
Drill Press Check.png Check.png
Horizontal Band Saw   Check.png
Vertical Band Saw   Check.png
Tubing Bender   Check.png
Angle Iron Bender/Notcher   Check.png

Fabrics and Sewing

  Noisebridge TechShop
Sewing Machine, Industrial   Check.png
Sewing Machine, Standard Check.png Check.png
Overlock Machine, Serger Check.png Check.png
Embroidery Machine, Computer Controlled   Check.png

Hand Tools

  Noisebridge TechShop
Assorted Hand and Power Tools Check.png Check.png

Instruction

  Noisebridge TechShop
Camera, Digital SLR   Check.png
Projectors Check.png Check.png

Kitchen

  Noisebridge TechShop
Kitchen with utensils and counterspace Check.png No.png

Layout

  Noisebridge TechShop
Granite Surface Plate   Check.png
Height Gauges, Digital   Check.png

Machining

  Noisebridge TechShop
Lathe, Large Metal, with Digital Readout and Tooling   Check.png
Milling Machine, Large, with Digital Readout and Tooling   Check.png
Milling Machine, 4-Axis, CNC (Tormach)   Check.png

Measurement

  Noisebridge TechShop
Calipers, Digital and Dial   Check.png
Micrometer, Digital   Check.png

Plastics

  Noisebridge TechShop
Vacuum Forming Station, 24" x 24"   Check.png
Heat Strip Bender   Check.png
Injection Molder (Morgan)   Check.png
Router Table   Check.png

Prototyping

  Noisebridge TechShop
3D Printer, ABS   Check.png
Laser Cutter, Epilog (Helix 60 Watt)   Check.png
3D Scanner (NextEngine)   Check.png

Sheet Metal

  Noisebridge TechShop
Box and Pan Brake   Check.png
English Wheel   Check.png
Planishing Hammer, Air-Powered   Check.png
Rotary Turret Punch   Check.png
Sheet Metal Shear, Power, 48" Wide   Check.png
Slip Roll, Power, 48" Wide   Check.png
Throatless Shear, Bench Mounted   Check.png
Corner Notcher   Check.png

Surface and Finishing

  Noisebridge TechShop
Powder Coating Station and Oven   Check.png
Spray Painting Area, Ventilation Hood   Check.png

Welding

  Noisebridge TechShop
Plasma Cutter, CNC, 4' x 8' (Torchmate)   Check.png
Welder, TIG   Check.png
Welder, MIG   Check.png
Welder, Spot   Check.png
Plasma Cutter, Hand Held   Check.png

Wood Working

  Noisebridge TechShop
Wood Router, CNC (ShopBot)   Check.png
Table Saw (SawStop)   Check.png
Compound Miter Saw, Sliding   Check.png
Table Router   Check.png
Band Saw   Check.png
Belt/Disc Sander, Free Standing   Check.png
Lathe, 24", 3HP   Check.png
Scroll Saw   Check.png
Drill Press, Free Standing   Check.png
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