TechShop RDU to close?

Well, I see nothing official, but the buzz on reddit is that TechShop is closing down this week.

If you’re asking “huh, what’s a TechShop?” – it’s essentially a workshop (AKA “hackerspace”) that can provide access to tools and equipment that are cost prohibitive for individuals or small companies to acquire on their own. Basically, you could go there and make stuff with other people.

TechShop is one of those things that always seemed incredibly cool to me, and I was always glad that it existed, but the barriers to entry (both in cost and in time) were always too much for me to actually get involved personally. I’m sad to see it go – best of luck to those involved, and best of luck to anybody who wants to step up and fill this niche.

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