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Programming • Hardware • Science • Photography • Security
Robotics • Art • 3D Printing • Wood/Metalworking • and more!

We are Noisebridge

Noisebridge is a hackerspace for technical-creative projects, doocratically run by our members. We are a non-profit educational institution intended for public benefit. We operate primarily in a 5,200 square-foot space located in the heart of San Francisco. We teach, we learn, we share. Read more about Noisebridge or watch a short video

We are committed to providing a safe space to work, learn, and play. Please read and understand our anti-harassment policy and community standards. This is how we expect people to behave when they are at Noisebridge, and you should also expect this standard of behavior from others in the space.

Noisebridge relies on your monetary donations to continue operating. If you have found Noisebridge useful, please consider donating to help us keep operating.

Upgrade / Reboot

Noisebridge is closed for the entire month of July.

Access to the space is restricted to make way for electrical and other critical cleanups and retrofits.

>>> We really really need to raise all of $25K for our parts and labor expenditures! Do help us out at our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign page. <<<

Please check the Noisebridge Discuss list for access times.
The closure schedule is as follows:

  • July 1st: "hard close" - major cleanout of the space (necessary to allow all electrical work to be done)
  • August 1st: "soft reopening" - work will still be in progress, but guests will be allowed.
  • August 9th to 16th: Class-A-Thon Week! A full week of special Noisebridge donation-encouraging classes and workshops leading up to...
  • August 15th: Grand Reopening and Kickass Fundraising Party to benefit the Noisebridge Reboot.

Further details can be found in this announcement message.


We could still use some more volunteers

Please help us and become a part of the refurbishing action.
We could use a bit more specific help with:
  • moving stuff (aerobic and weightlifting possibilities!)
  • electrical
  • plumbing
  • organizing things
  • decorating
  • other undefined cool stuff
An hour, a few hours, lots of hours -- however much time you would like to add.
We'd be especially mega grateful for those of you who could spare daytime hours!

Please do not hesitate to contact Naomi:

Naomi: pnaomi AT gmail DOT com (email), AT nthmost (twitter)


Note that while Noisebridge is officially closed for the rest of the month for critical cleanups and retrofits, our associated hackerspace in Oakland, Sudo Room, has already relocated to its new Omni Oakland Collective location and is now open. Please see Sudo Room's Discuss list and Announce list postings for further status on this local hackerspace alternative available during our July closure.

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We're located at:
2169 Mission St, San Francisco
OpenStreetMap - Google Maps
2 blocks South of 16th & Mission BART

Create With Us!

Our 5,200 square-foot space (483m2) contains an electronics lab, machine shop, sewing/crafting supplies, two classrooms, conference area, library, darkroom, and kitchen. Everyone is welcome to use our many resources. Find others to create with. Find help with your projects. Help others with their projects. Learn, teach, share. Come to Noisebridge and create!

Noisebridge's public hours are now 24/7. New visitors are welcome any time (all ages, all skill levels), but it's best to visit when members are present or during an event to make sure we have a volunteer to show you around and make introductions.

Front door to our space at 2169 Mission
Arduino for Total Newbies Workshop at Noisebridge
A space to learn and create neat things
Soldering Workshop at Noisebridge
Hacking, it's more than just electronics
Craft hacking
digital blueprint of the space as of Nov. 2012

Events and Classes

Want to attend a class or event? Before you arrive or once you're at the space, just ask the teacher or event organizer if you can be their guest. Read more about our access policy. Please see our events hosting page for suggestions on how to use Noisebridge for your event/class/workshop.

Key:
E - Every week.
1st - Certain weeks, e.g. 1st week only.
-2nd - Except certain weeks, or other schedule exceptions.

Sundays

  • E 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Noisebridge is open!


Mondays

(We need someone to commit to opening/closing on Monday!)

Super Tuesdays!

  • E 7:00 pm Noisebridge Weekly Meeting - Introducing new people and events to the space, general discussion, and decision-making on key issues. This is your space, folks. Come on out here in person to express what you think about what's going on with it! You can also join online via Jitsi.

Wednesdays

  • (Looking for a Wednesday host!)

Thursdays

  • E 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Space is open!
  • E 6:00 pm NeurotechX SF hacknights, check on NeuroTechSF meetup, https://www.meetup.com/NeuroTechSF/
  • 3rdE 8:00 pm to 9:00pm Five Minutes of Fame a.k.a. 5MoF - Ten 5min talks in an hour, on any topic on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
  • TRASH NIGHT - Please take out all three large [trash] bins!! They are behind the front stairs.

Fridays

  • E 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Open Open for FreeCodeCamp with Paul_H as host
  • * E 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Open Open for Chess Meetup!
  • * E 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Open We are open Friday evenings!

Saturdays

  • E 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Noisebridge is open! Come hack and we may stay open later
  • August 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Art opening party for sailorhg's beautiful circuit hacking mural! There will be cookies shaped like electronic components! Mural is upstairs; eating and drinking on first floor outdoors only.
  • August 21, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm HackComedy! Comedy night run by Victor! Donations welcome! Details to come.


You don't need to be a member to participate in a class or workshop at Noisebridge!

Want to host your event at Noisebridge? We like seeing classes and talks on interesting things pertaining to various subjects of hacking. Most of all, we like seeing familiar faces. Please participate in the space and our weekly Tuesday meetings to see if we're the right audience for what you want to share before announcing a new event. Additionally, here are some Hosting an Event tips.

Info

Intro Poster: How we explain ourselves to new visitors.

Resources: Stuff in the space -- computer network & servers, project areas, tools, bulk orders from Digikey/McMaster/Mouser.

Safety in the Space: What to do in case of an emergency.

Press Coverage: mentions of Noisebridge in the media (both blog and dead tree).

Identity: A collection of resources revolving around our identity and logo.

The Neighborhood: What's in the neighborhood around 2169 Mission

Hosting an Event at Noisebridge: Suggestions on how to use Noisebridge for your event/class/workshop.

Hackerspace Infos: Howtos, Background, and friendly Hackerspaces elsewhere.

Get in Touch

          Noisebridge
          2261 Market Street #235-A
          San Francisco, CA 94114

Hackerspace Passports accepted here

          2169 Mission St, 3rd floor
          San Francisco, CA 94110


Status

Noisebridge is at its lowest grassroots stage, runlevel 2.
The space is open only for repairs, updates, retrofits, etc.

We began building Noisebridge in February 2007. Since December 2007 we've had regular Tuesday meetings, and rented our first physical space as of October 1st 2008. We quickly outgrew our first space and have been at our much larger 5,200 square-foot second location since October 1st 2009. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization as of July 2009, retroactive to October 2008.