techshop: A great idea

Gary Chatters gc-ar-l at
Sat Sep 15 08:40:35 CDT 2007

Here is a link to Guy Kawasaki's blog with a nice article and a lot of 

The idea seems to not be totally original.  With a little searching I 
found references to other DIY shops, but nothing in the DC area and some 
that went out of business rather quickly.

Their electronics shop is not very impressive.  But it is not that hard 
to come up with a decent electronics shop at home, even in an 
apartment.  The big vertical mills, lathes, plasma cutters, etc,  would 
be more difficult to maintain in a home shop.  Although I expect some 
people do it.


Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> Gang, 
> In Menlo Park (San Francisco area), one can join (day access $30, 
> monthly membership $100):
> and use all their advanced tools.
> They are considering expanding to other cities (franchising ?)
> Is there such workshop in the WDC / VA / MD area? 
> And if not, why not?
> 73
> André N4ICK

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