This page is mostly historic, since the name has been chosen by vote. See Davis Makerspace. (...or, why not move this content to the name Davis Makerspace..?)
Generally, the space would be an open community lab incorporating elements of a machine shop, workshop, and studio, where people can come together to share resources and knowledge to make things.
Specifically, what the space will have depends on the interest of those who get involved. So please get involved!
Until there is a fully-functioning hackerspace in operation, here are places that you can get your hacker fix on right now:
- Bike Forth for working on your bike
- Craft Center for most of the stuff you might want to do in a hackerspace
- Technocultural Studies Building (formerly the Art Annex) - has a soldering/electronics lab. Technically you're supposed to be affiliated with UC Davis, but the Technocultural Studies Club can help you work in the lab if you can work when they're there.
- The Domes workshop/shed - what are the rules for using it? What resources do they have?
- Bike Garage (students/faculty only)
- Not yet completed: The Inventor's Workshop, created by Larry Fisher
There is a Google group mailing list for announcements and discussion: Davis Community Workshop Google Group. Without using a google account, you can sign up by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is Facebook group open to anyone: Hackerspace of Davis
Places we can meet:
- Places with workshop set-ups:
- Bike Forth
- Places without a workshop set-up:
- The Food Co-op
- N Street Cohousing
- Outdoor spaces: Parks, etc.
- Explorit science center1
- The Domes yurt? The Tri-Co-ops?
Meetings take place the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00pm, at Bike Forth.
Initial meet up
The first meet up happened on Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 pm at Bistro 33 at the outdoor patio. It was a fairly informal affair to gauge interest and plan a more regular meeting time and place. About 30 interested and interesting people came to talk of their backgrounds and projects and ideas for a space.
The poster used for the first meeting: dcw-poster.pdf
Some other local people/organizations that do similar things