Intro Poster created as an Orientation Packet:
Noisebridge Orientation Packet
2169 Mission St., 3rd floor
San Francisco, CA 94110-1219
Noisebridge is a physical space open and welcoming to all full members, associate members, properly validated guests and new visitors, providing infrastructure and collaboration opportunities for any of the above interested in programming, hardware, crafts, science, food, robotics, art, and technology. We teach, we learn, we share. With no leaders, we have typically promoted a single overriding rule: "Be excellent to each other".
Our Name: A "noise bridge" is a piece of electronic test equipment that injects noise into a system to see how it responds, so you can fix or improve it. 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 full members, associate members, properly validated guests and new visitors, however Noisebridge runs off of membership dues and donations. Full membership is $80 a month (or a $40 “starving hacker” rate) and allows you to vote at meetings. Associate members don't pay dues, but cannot vote at meetings have much more limited benefits such as If you aren’t a full member but regularly use the space, please feel free to consider dropping off a few dollars in the donation bin near the entrance, or set up a regular monthly donation for a smaller amount.
Meetings are every Tuesday at 8pm at the 2169 Mission space. Meetings are mostly for organizational and planning purposes although anyone who might consider getting more involved with Noisebridge is definitely encouraged to attend these.
Anytime that full members or associate members are present is a good time to introduce yourself. Come on up, tell others about your interests, or ask people what projects they are working on.
Where can I find out more? The wiki is at https://www.noisebridge.net. The “Noisebridge-discuss” email list (and other lists) at https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo
What can I do here? Meet techie, arty, and crafty 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.
Events, workshops, classes! Every week there are lots of activities at Noisebridge, planned and otherwise. Check the wiki for upcoming events, workshops, and classes. And feel free to add your own!
Noisebridge is a fairly open and permissive space for full members, associate members and properly validated guests, and the equipment (unless otherwise marked, or on a member shelf) is generally free to use. Safety first! Feel free to come to Noisebridge to work and play on your project, or help others with theirs.
Noisebridge has significant space available as a community resource for properly validated individuals and organizations to use -- please use it!
Can I leave my stuff here? A good response to this and similar questions can be found within our Guidelines. Noisebridge is theoretically open to the public at-large on a 24/7 basis, so use your judgment when leaving valuables here. Noisebridge is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please label your boxes and other items left here with your name, email, and the date. Avoid leaving your bicycle here overnight.
Full members can leave items on their labeled member shelves for an extended period of time.