Chicago’s coolest hackerspace, Pumping Station:One is having a 4-year birthday party / open house thingie on Saturday.
In case you’re not familiar, hackerspaces are, well–pretty self explanatory. You sign up for a membership, like a gym, and then you get to play with all the neat toys–oscilloscopes, 3D printers, drill presses, sewing machines, and a scanning electron microscope (duh!). It’s $40-$70 per month for a membership, for all that access to awesome future-creation. Also, they really do have a Tardis on the roof, just like that photo up there shows–not shopped.
7PM – Demos and reception
10PM – Live music
@ Pumping Station: One, 3519 N. Elston, Chicago IL (near Addison and Kedzie)
They also have a THUNDER SLINKY (I don’t know what that is, but it sounds awesome):
- Souped-up Power Wheels Racers
- DIY Quadcopter
- Check out our new scanning electron microscope
- Brain-based Jacob’s Ladder
- THUNDER SLINKY!
- Other cool things!
Also, interactivity is completely smiled upon and encouraged:
- Make art with lasers!
- Silkscreen your own art poster!
- Learn to solder and walk away with your very own blinkie badge!
- Print your first object using one of our 3D printers
Liquid and light snacks will be on hand, as will music and an LED birthday cake.
There’s a $10 donation for non-members, which will go towards building a new kitchen.RSVP here.
Lovely video on the hackerspace concept: