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The Noisebridge Manual is an ever-changing answer to an unanswerable question: How does Noisebridge really work?

It covers what Noisebridge is about, how to join, how to participate, and more.

Noisebridge Manual cover is based on an actual Heathkit Electronics Noisebridge Manual.


About Noisebridge[edit | edit source]

"No hacker ever steps in the same Noisebridge twice, for it's not the same space and they're not the same person."

Are you new to Noisebridge? Have you been coming here for years? Learn how things work as of last edit.

  • About - An incredibly broad description of some of our more grandiose mechanisms
  • Noisebridge Vision - A space for sharing, creation, collaboration, research, development, mentoring, and of course, learning with excellent doocratic consensus.

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  • Testimonials - In your own words, what is Noisebridge?
  • Oral histories about Noisebridge
  • Materials - Graphics and goodies to promote Noisebridge.
  • Testimonials - What people say about us.
  • Lore -History and stories from the old days.
  • Photos - See cool things happening at the space.
  • Hackerspaces - learn about the global hackerspace movement.
  • 501c3 - We're a non-profit so donations are tax-deductible.
  • Press - Information for journalists including a Press Kit.
  • Help - Troubleshooting advice if things aren't working.

272 Capp St.[edit | edit source]

  • 272 Capp - Facilities of the space.
  • Access - How getting into the space works and how to get 24 hour access.
  • Cleaning - How to clean up after yourself and tidy the space.
  • Bathrooms - We have a wheelchair-accessible bathroom.
  • Network - The Noisebridge WiFi network is free and open.
  • AV - Projectors for giving presentations.
  • Audio - Sound systems for playing music and events.

Visitors and Guests[edit | edit source]

Participation[edit | edit source]


Communications channels for staying in touch[edit | edit source]

Getting along[edit | edit source]

  • FractalWorkingGroup - Our pattern for getting things done without dragging it to the Tuesday Meeting
  • Community Standards - How to not fuck up at Noisebridge
    • Conflict Resolution - What to do if you fuck up at Noisebridge
      • AskedToLeave - If de-escalation fails, people can ask each other to leave temporarily till it can be resolved later.
      • Mediation - People within the community who have offered their time, tears, and sweat to keep us all together.
    • AskedToLeave - People who have fucked up and have been asked to leave for a while
    • 86 - People who have fucked up and are not welcome at Noisebridge at all
    • FERT - Harassers, predators, and the like who everyone should keep an eye out for
  • CommunityWorkingGroup - Bringing the Noisebridge community together to create a better space for all.
  • Conflict Resolution - What to do when we don't get along.

Day to Day Operations[edit | edit source]

Infrastructure[edit | edit source]

Troubleshooting[edit | edit source]

  • Help - If something at Noisebridge isn't working and it needs fixing/
  • Network Troubleshooting - what to do if the network is acting up or down.

Inner Mechanizations[edit | edit source]

Lore[edit | edit source]

About the cover[edit | edit source]

[[The cover is based on an actual Heathkit Noisebridge Manual.

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