21 days ago •
So as you can tell this isn't going to be your ordinary hackerspace. We've had a team of intrepid designers working feverishly to design a space that is both functional and awesome to look at and be in.
Today the day finally came when we could submit the plans to the City of Pasadena and get approval on our build out. Hopefully this will take around a month to get approval, during which time we'll be searching for contractors to help us implement this vision.
Wish them luck!
a month ago •
Before all the building works get underway, we thought we'd squeeze in another little event at the space. We invited SGVHAK to host their regular meeting and we had a little show and tell. Some of the show and tell was recorded:
Thanks @James McDuffie and @ldang for co-hosting with me, and everyone who brought something to show & tell. We hope to do more.
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2 months ago •
Just a quick update.
Final plans for the space have been agreed, we've figured out placement of all the tools, and we're working with mechanical engineers to get the actual design of the space turned into something that can be made. This will then move on to getting permits with the city and then we can start the build!
Yesterday I spent some time with the designers planning the positions of every tool in the shop, so far we have:
- 36" sawstop table saw
- 4' x 8' PRSalpha shopbot
- Roland MDX-540 mill
- Roland MDX-40a mill (exclusively for PCB milling)
- Drill press
- Drum sander
- Belt + Disc sander
- Bench grinder
- Manual Lathe
- Panel saw
Additionally over in the rapid prototyping room we have 2x 80w laser cutters and 3 3d printers of various types. Finally we have 5 permanent soldering and test equipment stations, and space for a modified toaster oven and hotplate for smd soldering.
I can't wait to start ordering this kit and get in there!