[Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge vs. techshop
sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
Sat Feb 19 01:57:02 UTC 2011
I, like Mitch and Rachel, am a member of both, and there is a very good
reason for it. I would sum it up by saying that Noisebridge is a great place
for hardware and software work whereas Techshop is a great place to use some
serious machines to build physical objects.
Also, its completely impractical to donate what Techshop has that
Noisebridge doesn't. We simply don't have the infrastructure for welders, or
plasma cutters, or lathes, or mills, or water jet cutters, or (need I go
Its definitely a complimentary space. If you've got a project that needs
something that Noisebridge doesn't have, Techshop probably does have it. Any
Noisebridger is welcome to tag long with me (and I'll help you use any of
the equipment you may need) for a few days to do some projects. They'll let
non-members into the space to work for $25/day.
Hope that helps!
On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 5:49 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:
> To be clear, I used the word "potential competitor" because I couldn't
> come up with a better phrase. I did that page mainly because the only
> other place I ever hear in the same breath as Noisebridge is TechShop.
> It's worth pointing out the differences so that potential new people to
> Noisebridge have a better understanding of what we have to offer.
> Looking at the list, I notice that we have both a darkroom and a
> kitchen, neither of which is apparently available at TechShop.
> On 2/18/2011 5:44 PM, Mitch Altman wrote:
> > Just wanna point out that TechShop and Noisebridge aren't competitors.
> > TechShop can offer some amazing tools that Noisebridge can't.
> > Noisebridge provides a free space for people to learn and share and
> > teach in many unique ways -- and for free. We compliment each other
> > quite well. I'm a member of TechShop. And (as soon as I get the
> > Noisebridge member list to ask NB members if they'd like this offer)
> > members in good standing at Noisebridge can get half-price membership at
> > TechShop (and vice-versa).
> > Mitch.
> > --------------------------
> > > Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:35:38 -0800
> > > From: citizenkeys at gmail.com
> > > To: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> > > Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] noisebridge vs. techshop
> > >
> > > Since our only potential competitor for doing projects is TechShop,
> > > done up a comparison page of Noisebridge vs. TechShop:
> > > https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Compare_TechShop
> > >
> > > If you see something on that list that we don't have at Noisebridge,
> > > please donate it to Noisebridge. Then that's one less reason to go to
> > > TechShop.
> > >
> > > Likewise, somebody please reply to this message with a list of
> > > everything on the page that we have at Noisebridge. I only checked off
> > > the stuff that I was sure of that we have (which isn't much).
> > >
> > > I will update that page after I get a better list of what we have.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Patrick
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