Cool!Nicholas Lee wrote:i just got out of a meeting with the nice folks at FreeGeek twin cities. ...
either way, i doubt i do them much justice - so i convinced a couple of them to show up wednesday night to toss in more collabo ideas.
But somebody does, actually. Or, more accurately, several somebodies.uptownmaker wrote:While I know a lot of us want to see a massive shop with all kinds of great tools, I think we all need to be realistic about this. At the outset, and for months to come, we are going to be essentially paying for a clubhouse, unless someone has several thousand bucks they're sitting on to commit to the project.
Noisebridge has been pretty tightly focused on small electronic projects, though. They haven't had much need of shop air, forge, table saw, lathe, in-progress storage, paint/fume hood, etc. And even so, Noisebridge says "Within the first 24 hours of renting a space, we raised over $10,000 for a cool location and meaningful projects. Within our first month, we've nearly become cash flow positive from membership dues alone."uptownmaker wrote:I'll also mention that Noisebridge has 70 people and 1200 square feet and they are just barely outgrowing their space. Sometimes there's a conflict, but by and large, they are doing all right.
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