Intro Poster

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Soon this will have lots of explanatory text, and then it will get turned into a camera-ready PDF and printed all pretty-like and posted on the wall.

Here's some text I had for an orientation packet, for starters:

Noisebridge Orientation Packet
2169 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110-1219
415-738-2341 (phone located by the daily use shelves)

Noisebridge is a space for providing infrastructure and collaboration opportunities for people interested in programming, hardware, science, crafts, robotics, art, and technology. Our code of conduct is "Be excellent to each other".

A "noise bridge" performs useful services by injecting noise into a system. Such a device is often used in RF electronics.

Getting Here: Noisebridge is close to the 16th & Mission BART station, and the 14 Mission, 33 Stanyan, and 49 Van Ness-Mission Muni buses. The 22 Fillmore and 12 Folsom Muni buses are within a couple blocks.

Do I need to be a member? Noisebridge is open to all, however Noisebridge runs off of membership dues and donations. Membership is $80 a month (or a $40 “starving hacker” rate) and allows you to vote at meetings. If you aren’t a member but use the space, please drop off a few dollars in the donation bin.

Meetings are every Tuesday at 8pm at the 2169 Mission space. Meetings are mostly for organizational purposes. Any time is a good time to introduce yourself, tell others about your interests, or ask people what projects they are working on.

Where can I find out more? The wiki is at The “Noisebridge-discuss” email list (and other lists) at

What can I do here? Meet techie folks, take a class, teach a class, use the power tools and electronic labs, build something out of stuff on the hack shelves, use our library, surf the web, cook up something in the kitchen, and so on.
Noisebridge is a fairly open and permissive space, and the equipment (unless otherwise marked) is open for public use. Safety first! Check the wiki for upcoming events, or add your own.

Can I leave my stuff here? Noisebridge is open to the public, so use your judgment when leaving valuables here. Noisebridge is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please label your boxes left here with your name, email, and the date. Avoid leaving your bicycle here overnight.
The daily storage shelves provide a space to leave your things for the day. The lost and found box is located on top of the shelves.
Members can leave items on their labeled member shelf for an extended period.