[Noisebridge-discuss] Please fund my kickstarter to relocate to Ace Monster Toys

Martin Bogomolni martinbogo at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 07:31:48 PST 2012


Yep,  AceMonster follows pretty much the same model as ATX
Hackerspace, NY Resistor, a few others.   Less like TechShop's "rent
our space and tools" and more like "Social hacker club/coop with
tools"

-M

On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 2:12 AM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
> NYC Resistor is fairly similar in model to Ace Monster Toys.  It works
> fairly well.
>
> It is not a noisebridge model.  But there are open hours when the
> place is available for general hacking, as well as public events.  But
> membership is somewhat drama free by design.
>
> I think it really comes down to what a person is looking to achieve
> with their community.
>
> Noisebridge wants something very different from what NYC Resistor
> wants.  But at the same time... we are all part of the same global
> community.
>
> -Matt
>
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM, Felipe Sanches <juca at members.fsf.org> wrote:
>> I've never heard of Ace Monster Toys before. Now that I looked up their
>> website I got kind of frustrated that I have not visited them the couple
>> times I've been to San Francisco. But then, after reading a bit more about
>> their space, It saddened me to hear that they are not open to non-members.
>> It is depressing to think of a hackerspace that is closed to the general
>> public. It is almost imcompatible with my undestanding of the hackerspace
>> concept: technological infrastructure for local communities to foster the
>> hands on attitude, and to disseminate the principles of the  Hacker Ethics;
>> places focused os spreading knowledge to everybody, regardless of membership
>> fee payment!
>>
>> I will probably still visit them next time I travel to the USA, but not with
>> the same excitement of visiting Noisebridge, METALAB, C-BASE, and, of
>> course, not with the same happyness and excitement of daily interacting with
>> the awesome random visitors of Garoa Hacker Clube.
>>
>> cheers,
>> Felipe Sanches
>> Garoa, São Paulo, Brazil
>>
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