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

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Fri Mar 9 08:12:18 UTC 2012

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


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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