TechShop in the Press


Techonomy
08/26/15 (Blog)
Will Makerspaces Jumpstart a New Industrial Revolution?
 

The bottom line is that makerspaces like TechShop have become a breeding ground for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. We are just getting started, and the impact will be enormous.


TechCrunch
08/12/15 (Blog)
Join The Giants Of The Maker Movement At TC Disrupt In San Francisco
 

Whether you sling code or craft hardware, the ability to build is of absolute importance in the new economy. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be hanging out with Makerbot CEO Jonathan Jaglom, TechShop head Mark Hatch, and Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen on the main stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.


California Economic Summit
08/04/15 (Blog)
Makerspaces, or “Kinkos for geeks,” making jobs in California
 

As for the Johnson brothers, they decided to continue their brainstorming sessions in a TechShop workspace and came up with a product forged by ingenuity with a big dose of irony.


Forbes
07/30/15 (Web)
Here's How TechShop Is Manufacturing Startups And Entrepreneurs
 

You can make almost anything at a TechShop, a fast-growing chain of co-working spaces that stock industrial water-jet cutters and 3-D printers and every other high-tech tool imaginable. But what the shops really produce are entrepreneurs and economic impact.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
07/27/15 (Web)
21+ Night! @TechShop PGH
 

Party with a purpose: TechShop in Bakery Square hosted more than 300 guests at its 21-plus night on Thursday to encourage people around the community to come and explore all that TechShop has to offer.


Fujitsu
06/25/15 (Video)
Human Centric Innovation and the Maker Movement
 
During a recent panel discussion at Fujitsu Forum Tokyo 2015, global innovation experts discussed ... how the US-originated 'Maker Movement' can inspire innovation ...

Fujitsu
06/25/15 (Video)
We empower people to innovate and help the 'Creative Class' build their dreams
 
Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, discusses the TechShop success story, and how they are helping to drive innovation.

Fujitsu
06/25/15 (Blog)
Driving the Maker Movement for Long-lasting Innovation [ TechShop, Inc. ]
 
TechShop provides spaces and resources for makers. Together with Fujitsu, they have created 'TechShop Inside! – Powered by FUJITSU', a new initiative for students of all ages to experience 'making'.

Fujitsu
06/25/15 (Video)
Our vision is to have a TechShop in every community in the world
 
Interview with TechShop CEO Mark Hatch during Fujitsu Forum 2015 session

Popular Mechanics
06/10/15 (Web)
Making Good: How Makers and Teachers Helped Two Schools Get New Furniture
 
We then connected the teachers—one at an elementary school in rural Alabama, one at a high school near Detroit—with makers whose skills matched the projects.... Twenty-four craftspeople (from TechShop, the national makerspace chain, and Foomatic Makerspace in Montgomery, Alabama) volunteered to build exactly what the students needed.

Fortune
06/10/15 (Web)
TechShop gives the Maker Movement a big boost
 
By creating and certifying mini versions of itself through its Makerspace Academy, TechShop hopes to help midwife thousands of small businesses (some of which will become large businesses).

Connection Newspapers
04/14/15 (Blog)
TechShop Arlington Celebrates 1st Birthday April 18
 
All they lack is a modern $1,500,000 (give or take a few dollars) workshop in the garage or basement. Now they have one, here in Arlington, and it is open 24 hours a day.

Eureka
04/14/15 (Blog)
Meet the maker - the man behind the maker moverment
 
One of the most prized aspects of TechShop, and the maker movement generally, is the variety of people and backgrounds that get involved. This has created a community and that is where [TechShop CE0 Mark] Hatch really places value in what he does ... "It is not about the tools, it is about the people who show up to use them," he said.

The Irish Times
04/13/15 (Blog)
TechShop: Warm welcome to weird and wonderful world of welding
 
In our ongoing series on TechShop, where you can access industrial tools, we get down and dirty with welders

Huffington Post
04/09/15 (Blog)
From Geek to Chic: Our Nation's Most Innovative Makers
 
Maker Media, Inc. -- which produces Make: magazine and Maker Faire -- has cultivated makerspaces and has been a key catalyst in what has come to be known as the maker movement. Just one year after garnering enough interest from the first Maker Faire in 2005, the first open-access public workshop, called TechShop, opened in Menlo Park, California.

CBS Pittsburgh
04/08/15 (Video)
Governor Visits TechShop In Bakery Square To Promote Manufacturing
 
It’s called TechShop in Bakery Square — and if that sounds familiar — President Obama was there last June to celebrate people who make things. Now, Gov. Tom Wolf toured the shop to promote his commitment to jobs that pay.

The Irish Times
03/30/15 (Blog)
TechShop: High-tech DIY movement may come to Dublin
 
While many small unconnected groups have been moving in this direction for a long time, the TechShop movement represents a more sophisticated approach ... And while many members might be there to pursue hobbies or personal interests ... [t]here are people making serious money from TechShop-based businesses.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/29/15 (Blog)
Brothers' passion for 3-D printing inspires backers to invest
 
The brothers’ entrepreneurial savvy is a mixture of genetics, do-it-yourself spirit, and a willingness to learn from the other “makers” and entrepreneurs based at TechShop, a breeding ground for tinkerers and techies.

SXSW Live
03/26/15 (Video)
Mark Hatch & Thomas Kalil - StudioSX 2015
 

Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, and Thomas Kalil, deputy director of policy for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, discuss their mission to make the U.S. a nation of makers.


Connection Newspapers
03/24/15 (Blog)
Arlington's Little Libraries: Take a Book, Return a Book
 
TechShop DC in Crystal City is a fully-equipped workshop where participants undertake their own building projects using modern tools which are shared among members ... Once Zealand made contact, several members of TechShop DC made a commitment to design and build all-weather bookcases.

Home Accents Today
03/20/15 (Blog)
Make Way for the Maker Movement
 
The movement has exploded in the past several years, thanks to an increased availability of technological tools, from 3-D printing to online crowdfunding platforms to member-based workshops like TechShop, which provides makers with access to workspace, software and professional equipment.

Pittsburgh Business Times
03/18/15 (Video)
TechShop Pittsburgh gearing up to operate 24/7
 

TechShop Pittsburgh, located in East Liberty, is gearing up to stay open at all hours to accommodate members who want to come in early or stay late.


Los Angeles Times
03/08/15 (Web)
Tech scene takes hold in revitalized downtown L.A.
 
Another building transformed by the tech economy is the LA Mart, a longtime center for trade that in recent years added a creative space for tech and design companies ... Over the next few months, TechShop — a chain of member-based workshops that provides access to tools, training and space — plans to build out a 20,000-square-foot facility there.

Entrepreneur
02/19/15 (Blog)
4 Things Steve Jobs Taught Me About Succeeding as an Entrepreneur
 
If you’re hiring the right people, they’re going to be curious ... If one of our developers is interested in learning a new programming language, I’ll pay for classes. We wound up implementing some hardware ideas that an employee dreamed up at TechShop. Let your employees get out there and play in the sandbox...

St. Louis Business Journal
02/18/15 (Blog)
TechShop COO: We were doing backflips over chance to come to St. Louis
 
And last month, civic leaders scored a coup when it was announced that St. Louis would become, in 2016, the latest home for a TechShop — a do-it-yourself "maker shop", designed to let people of varying skill levels gain access to industrial tools, equipment and technology.

TechCocktail
02/18/15 (Blog)
Créer Quelque Chose! TechShop Makes Expansion Into Europe
 
This particular expansion for TechShop marks a significant landmark not just for the organization, but for the Maker Movement as a whole ... TechShop’s expansion beyond the United States signals the increasing significance of making and its effect on the overall global ethos.

EDN Network
02/18/15 (Blog)
The world is ours to make: The impact of the maker movement
 
These “startup makers” iterate on prototypes with high-end tools at professional makerspaces such as TechShop and FabLab.

The Detroit News
02/12/15 (Web)
Ann Arbor startup wins regional business competition
 
A panel of Metro Detroit venture capitalists chose Vayu as the winner of the first Hardware Cup, a innovation competition hosted by Tech Shop Detroit. Six start-ups presented their products for four minutes in the hopes of being chosen to compete at the national level.

Huffington Post
02/09/15 (Blog)
How A Product Honed At TechShop Went On To Save The Lives Of 87,000 Babies
 

For thousands of babies born too early to regulate their own body temperature, the Embrace Warmer blanket has been a lifesaver. And part of the product's effectiveness is the improvements made on the technology at TechShop ...


Fortune
02/09/15 (Blog)
To survive, companies need to stop hiding behind their walls
 
...Other experiments, such as the Ford-TechShop partnership in Detroit and a similar build-out with BMW in Berlin, are providing more opportunities to discover what happens when community members and corporate employees are given access to equipment and space to explore, invent, and interact with each other outside the normal confines of the workplace.

HuffPost Live
02/06/15 (Video)
TechShop Is Making Makers Make
 

TechShop, a chain of low-cost factory spaces with high tech tools, gives makers and hackers the opportunity to create prototypes and experimental product lines. Designed to spark collaborations, we hear how ideas come to life together.


Huff Post Live
02/06/15 (Video)
Lumio Creator Discusses The Magic Behind His Amazing Lighting Invention
 
Max Gunawan talks about starting with an idea at TechShop and seeing it through to completion.

HuffPost Live
02/06/15 (Video)
TechShop CEO Discusses The Inspiration Behind The Collaboration Space
 
Mark Hatch describes what TechShop is and how it’s helping to better society.

HuffPost Live
02/06/15 (Video)
How TechShop Helped Save Over 80,000 Babies
 
Mark Hatch discusses one of the inventions to come oput of TechShop that’s ended up saving thousands of lives.

TechRadar
02/02/15 (Blog)
TechShop Inside is a DIY innovation workshop on wheels
 
Program director Cody McCabe says that it's simpler and cheaper to take the makerspace to students than transport students to a workshop to have access to these tools ... TechShop Inside [can] be used as part of an educator's existing curriculum, to supplement a curriculum, or as an extracurricular offering at schools and libraries.

Silicon Valley Business Journal
02/02/15 (Blog)
Meet four TechShop inventors — then come party with SJ's tech workers
 
On any given day at TechShop in San Jose, you're liable to find inventors using the equipment there to build their drones, crowd-funded gadgets or advanced robots ... The creative community of TechShop folks fosters not only business connections but product innovations and shared learning.

TechCrunch
02/02/15 (Blog)
The Internet Applied To Things And The Third Industrial Revolution
 
Companies like MakerBot, TechShop and Kickstarter are playing a large part in fixing the breakdown between historical industrialized employment and manufacturing models, which people still depend on for work, and the more flat and networked world in which we now live.

Pittsburgh Business Times
01/28/15 (Blog)
AlphaLab Gear, TechShop launch national competition for hardware startups
 
East Liberty-based AlphaLab Gear is teaming with TechShop on a national contest aimed at finding the top hardware ideas across the U.S.

Voice of America
01/22/15 (Radio)
TechShop Puts High-Tech Dreams Within Reach
 
Members of TechShop use high-tech equipment to develop and produce ideas they have for inventions. Members are able to use costly machines including 3D modeling tools and laser cutters. Membership costs for TechShop start at just over $100 per month.

PSFK Labs
01/20/15 (Blog)
PSFK x PCH Present Key Themes From The Maker Movement
 
Pioneers such as Billie Whitehouse (WE:EX), Carrie Motamedi (TechShop), Liam Casey (PCH) describe a movement alongside speakers from Autodesk, Modbot, OnBeep & Shortcut Labs

St. Louis Business Journal
01/20/15 (Web)
TechShop finalizes plan for St. Louis location
 

The project, expected to be completed in July 2016, will house equipment and classes for amateur and professional inventors. Memberships cost $1,300 annually or can be paid each month. The St. Louis TechShop location already has about 500 memberships secured, with some coming from Washington University and Monsanto.


St. Louis Today
01/19/15 (Web)
TechShop announces St. Louis location
 

In St. Louis, TechShop will occupy the first floor of a three-story building to be constructed at the southeast corner of Forest Park and Boyle avenues ... The new building, estimated to cost $23.9 million, should open by fall 2016.


St. Louis Public Radio
01/18/15 (Blog)
Cortex To Construct New Building: TechShop Will Anchor
 

Cortex has worked hard to bring the company to St. Louis, helping raise $3 million in capital and recruiting membership commitments. Already in eight other cities, TechShop provides space, industrial equipment and classes for both amateur and professional inventors.


Reuters
01/16/15 (Web)
Trip Tips: Navigating San Francisco's startup scene
 

TechShop is one of the birthplaces of the "Maker movement", a do-it-yourself, tinkering renaissance that is sweeping northern California and Europe. Visitors can request a free tour to see the machinery, including 3D printers and a metal shop (every half hour, from noon to 9 p.m.).


USA Today
01/15/15 (Blog)
Electronic hardware from maker movement
 

When you think about the possibilities available when you combine crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, along with the tech incubators/workshops like TechShop, and the viral marketing/advertising efforts now possible with social media, you realize we really are on the cusp of what could be a very exciting new era.


The New York Times
01/03/15 (Web)
Adviser Guides Obama Into the Google Age
 
She came up with the idea for a brainstorming-and-prototyping day at TechShop, a “maker space” in suburban Virginia, where teams of health experts, engineers and designers worked on improving protective suits for health workers fighting the Ebola virus.

The Economic Times
01/02/15 (Blog)
Imagineering 2015: How India Inc can go frugal this year
 
In 2012, Ford's then CEO Alan Mulally tied up with TechShop ... to set up a giant "innovation playground" in Detroit where Ford's employees can tinker with 3D printers and other do-it-yourself technologies and rapidly convert their ideas into prototypes. By empowering engineers to develop breakthrough ideas in an unstructured environment ... Ford has increased its patentable ideas by over 100 percent without spending more on R&D.

Internet @ Schools
01/01/15 (Blog)
THE PIPELINE: Influence--Real Makerspaces in School Libraries
 
So what are the four flavors of makerspaces? Kroski divides them up into FabLabs, Hackerspaces, TechShops, and Makerspaces.

SFGate
12/28/14 (Web)
Office Space: Workers at TechShop help build companies
 
Inside TechShop’s office in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, there is a red phone and a green phone. The red one is a direct line to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The green one goes to the U.S. Department of Commerce ... tactile reminders of TechShop’s mission: to help entrepreneurs go from prototype to patent as easily as possible.

Popular Mechanics
12/24/14 (Video)
How the Phoenix Startup Economy Found the Space and Tools to Grow
 
Hardware startups in Phoenix get a boost from a new TechShop makerspace launched in collaboration with Arizona State University.

Popular Science
12/16/14 (Blog)
WELCOME TO THE MAKER-INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
 
HOW GENERAL ELECTRIC, LOCAL MOTORS, AND AN ARMY OF DIY INVENTORS ARE REBUILDING AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

PSFK Labs
12/10/14 (Video)
Carrie Motamedi at Makers Movement: “Democratized Creation and Access will Lead Innovation”
 

Techshop has defined community as a powerful force in innovation and Carrie [Motamedi,head of Marketing and Company Culture at TechShop] speaks to what that looks like in practice. Watch Carrie’s talk to find out how access and community is integral for people to succeed.


Autocar Professional
12/10/14 (Blog)
BMW Group and UnternehmerTUM launch TechFounders accelerator programme - See more at: http://www.autocarpro.in/news-international/bmw-unternehmertum-launch-techfounders-accelerator-programme-7071#sthash.9OFbDRjr.dpuf
 
The programme is looking for start-ups with innovative ideas from the automotive sector. In addition to intensive expert support from UnternehmerTUM coaches, BMW Group mentors and outstanding business personalities, the teams will also be provided with office rooms, access to the high-tech prototype workshop ‘TechShop’ and a development budget of 25,000 euros.

Inc.
12/09/14 (Web)
How Can You Stand Out in Silicon Valley? Ask These 10 Fast-Growing San Jose-Based Businesses
 

#2. TechShop ... Under the leadership of CEO Mark Hatch, the company saw revenue grow 778 percent to $10 million in 2013 from $1.1 million in 2010. Clocking in at 611 in 2014, this year marks TechShop's second time on the Inc. 5000.


Engadget
12/06/14 (Video)
TechShop Inside is a modern shop class on wheels
 

It's called TechShop Inside, and it's a 24-foot trailer outfitted with laser cutting machines, 3D printers and an arsenal of traditional tools. Its mission? Teach America's students how to design, prototype and manufacture their dreams.


Austin Chronicle
12/04/14 (Web)
Who's Letting You Use a Laser Cutter and a 3-D Printer?
 

That's another thing you're going to find at TechShop: Classes to teach you what you need to know – and what they need you to know before letting you loose on the hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of equipment stationed in the clean, well-organized, and brightly lit space ... just off I-35 in Round Rock.


The Austin Chronicle
12/04/14 (Blog)
Austin Chronicle Gift Guide
 
TechShop – which has even more industrial tools for your projects.

Community Impact Newspaper
12/03/14 (Web)
Round Rock attracting new high-end manufacturers
 
One way Round Rock manufacturers are getting started is by foregoing the traditional workspace altogether. At TechShop Austin-Round Rock, located in Round Rock, entrepreneurs and hobbyists can pay a membership fee and have access to the high-end tools other operations paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to acquire.

Woodworking Network
12/01/14 (Blog)
Automation Aids Binder's Growth
 
The team did not have any background in manufacturing and had never built a factory. Buckley spent a short time training to run a CNC machine at TechShop, a chain of public access workshops in San Francisco ... When DODOcase brought in a reported $1 million in sales in 90 days, Buckley and his partners kicked up the manufacturing process.

Elecronics Weekly.com
11/21/14 (Blog)
From Mindstorms to Intel Edison for low-cost Braille printer
 
The BBC has reported that the 13-year-old from San Jose has caught the eye of Intel, no less, which has invested in the Braigo project ... [according to Shubha Banerjee,] "I got membership at the TechShop in San Jose to learn design tools, worked with other individuals to get 3D printed mechanical parts and also [a] machinist to design new Braille heads and assembly.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
11/19/14 (Blog)
Entrepreneurs get more than a fair shot in Pittsburgh, study finds
 

President Obama listens as Andy Leer gives a demonstration on a 3D printer during a visit to TechShop Pittsburgh in Bakery Square in June.


TechCocktail DC
11/17/14 (Blog)
How Companies Like DC’s iStrategyLabs are Utilizing TechShop DC-Arlington
 
Since openings its doors earlier this year, TechShop DC-Arlington in Crystal City, VA has become an invaluable resource to those in the DC region hoping to get engaged in the Maker Movement ... “TechShop helps bring makers together at a centralized location,” said Saale. Without it, the community would continue to consist of disparate workshops that flew under the radar.”

Spartan Daily
11/17/14 (Web)
Local businesses have fun nerding out
 
A realm of businesses in San Jose appeals to the average consumer with a curating twist beyond the norm, including Game Shop Downstairs, TechShop San Jose and 7 Stars Bar & Grill.

TechCocktail DC
11/17/14 (Blog)
How TechShop DC-Arlington Enabled a High School Senior to Start a Business
 
Atkins joined TechShop DC-Arlington this past June and has since launched a customization company called 3205 Customs. For someone who is still in high school, getting involved in TechShop has really paid off for him.

Engadget Japan
11/17/14 (Web)
Of manufacturing that can open access bases Tech Shop San Francisco visit report
 
(Check out Engadget Japan’s story about TechShop San Francisco, including several photos and an interview with TechShop COO Dan Woods.)

The World Bank
11/17/14 (Blog)
Categorizing the collaboration and community promotion spaces that make urban innovation ecosystems tick
 
TechShop is an example of a sustainable business model of the concept of fablab and maker space, where access to the fabrication equipment and mentorship is offered for a fee. TechShop has developed partnerships with universities ... or companies ... to develop ad hoc facilities for internal research and development.

TechCocktail DC
11/14/14 (Blog)
TechShop DC-Arlington is a Great Resource for Veterans
 
TechShop’s Veterans Training Program offers veterans a one-year membership to TechShop for free, along with $350 worth of training. The Hollingsheads have since converted to lifetime memberships.

GeekMom
11/14/14 (Blog)
GeekMom’s 2014 Gift Guide of Geeky Gadgets
 

TechShop Membership and Gifts: If your tech geek lives in or near San Carlos, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Allen Park, MI; ... Pittsburgh, PA; Chandler, AZ; or Arlington, VA, they can use the gift of a TechShop membership. A membership would gain your techy access to a wide range of equipment and classes at the TechShop locations.


TechCocktail DC
11/13/14 (Blog)
Top 4 Reasons to Switch to a Treadmill or Standing Desk
 
With the gradual increase of resources like TechShop and new interest in manufacturing, the Maker Movement in America is quickly becoming a prominent, defining feature of this century (remember the White House Maker Faire?).

Gizmodo
11/06/14 (Blog)
8 Real-Life Robots That Inspired Big Hero 6
 
The flashy in-home fabrication system which Hiro uses to fabricate Baymax's suit is a next-generation version of the popular 3D printer, which the directors encountered during a visit to the maker utopia TechShop in San Francisco.

ASME
11/05/14 (Blog)
Growing the Movement - One Shop at a Time
 
And while rapid prototyping may be the most game-changing business-related application of the TechShop, allowing for iteration after iteration in hours as opposed to days and weeks in some cases, the organic, grassroots spirit of the Maker Movement still permeates the facility.

Popular Science
11/04/14 (Web)
How One Man Hacked His Way Out Of Homelessness
 
In August, five students graduated from the Learning Shelter’s first 90-day educational program, which includes TechShop classes and mentorship opportunities. The group explored Google’s collaborative workshop, Google Garage, and traveled behind ...

Forbes
10/31/14 (Web)
High School "Dropout" Makes Affordable 3D Printer
 

Around the world, there are approximately over 1,000 maker spaces - havens for people who just want to make stuff. TechShop is the most noted maker network in the United States.


The Washington Post
10/30/14 (Blog)
The White House is getting a 3D-printed Christmas ornament
 
President Obama is shown a 3D printer by Andy Leer, right, during a tour of TechShop Pittsburgh, a community-based workshop and prototyping studio in Pittsburgh, Pa., on June 17, 2014.

Big Think
10/21/14 (Video)
A Place Where Makers Can Pursue Their Dreams, with TechShop CEO Mark Hatch
 
As Hatch tells us in his Big Think interview, TechShop has been the birthplace of numerous and myriad inventions including the world's fastest electric motorcycle, the very first Square devices, and the life-saving Embrace Warmer infant blanket.

ABC 7 News
10/17/14 (Video)
SF TECH CRAWL GETS AN INSIDE LOOK AT STARTUPS
 
(Great footage of TechShop San Francisco, which hosted the crawl.)

Voice of America
10/15/14 (Video)
TechShop Puts High-tech Dreams Within Reach
 
[C]onsumers of products that were created at TechShop even include President Obama, who thinks innovation is the first step to the future and that TechShop is giving ordinary people the tools they need to turn their ideas into reality.

Gizmodo
10/15/14 (Blog)
The 1,300-Person Quest To Build the Perfect Mechanical Keyboard
 
Massdrop helped them fabricate prototypes from cardboard to actual circuit boards at San Francisco's TechShop—and built a layout configuration program that lets buyers easily customize their boards online.

AZ Central
10/11/14 (Web)
ASU and UA presence boosts Chandler's education scene
 
Starting this semester, full-time ASU students may get free membership to TechShop and $100 credit for TechShop's training workshops. Within a month of the announcement, more than 350 ASU students activated a TechShop membership, according to the spokesman.

Medium
10/09/14 (Blog)
Millennials: Why I’m Betting on You to Help Shape the New American Economy
 
I saw this new economy at Pittsburgh’s TechShop, one in a chain of community centers where members get access to professional tools, equipment, and software, as well as the space they need to make or design or prototype almost anything?—?for the same price you’d pay for a gym membership.

Department of Defense News
10/06/14 (Video)
Frank Kendall Tours TechShop
 
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, Frank Kendall, toured a TechShop for National Manufacturing Day.

NationSwell
10/03/14 (Blog)
How TechShop Encourages the Builder Inside All of Us
 
(Q&A with TechShop CEO in NationSwell focused on advancing American manufacturing.)

US Department of Defense
10/03/14 (Blog)
Kendall Visits TechShop for National Manufacturing Day
 
“It’s National Manufacturing Day and it's really great to see the innovation here -- it’s a terrific facility,” said Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, during his tour ... after[wards], Kendall likened the TechShop idea to the Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation announced beginning in February.

Forbes
10/01/14 (Blog)
Future Business Growth Drives A New Partner Paradigm
 
Learn by experimenting in low-cost and iterative ways.... TechShop, a spinoff of Maker Faire, is an example of a new class of facilities for entrepreneurs to start experimenting early. Success is when both you and your new partners learn how to make money while experiencing new growth from the initiative.

GreenBiz
09/30/14 (Blog)
Mark Hatch: How the maker movement democratizes innovation
 
As you might expect, TechShop CEO and co-founder Mark Hatch is an early adopter of 3-D printing technology. But he still wasn't prepared for his wife's emotional reaction to the "ugly, lime-green plastic rose" he created to test his new unit.

The Washington Post
09/30/14 (Web)
With Compass Coffee, two former Marines find their way home
 

The project quickly evolved to include welding shelves and benches, and pouring cement for the coffee bar. Day after day, they shuttled back and forth between the construction site and TechShop, a Crystal City workshop full of power tools.


TechBurgh
09/29/14 (Blog)
The Red Ant Laser Story
 
David, Scott, Ollie, and Mike met at TechShop Pittsburgh when it first opened in March 2013. They all came from different backgrounds, using the resources at TechShop for all sorts of different projects, but what brought them together was an exciting idea Ollie hatched: making a laser cutter that you can bring anywhere.

TechCrunch
09/24/14 (Video)
TC Makers: TechShop, The SF Workshop Where Hardware Is Born
 

(Part of the TechCrunch Makers series, this five-minute video includes a walking interview with TechShop CEO Mark Hatch; a tour of TechShop San Francisco; footage of various equipment, tools and members working on projects; footage of TechShop partners and members (DODOcase, Lumio, National Instruments) and more.)


Government Technology
09/24/14 (Blog)
Homeless Tech Education Program Eyes Official Launch
 
The shelter’s 2014 pilot program, headquartered at San Francisco’s TechShop, a community-run studio that offers classes and industrial tech equipment, included five students who attended 15 classes each.

The Next Web
09/20/14 (Blog)
How 3D printing will impact our future: A rundown of companies to keep your eyes on
 
We visited TechShop; there, we experimented with miniature 3D modeling, as well as the Autodesk offices in San Francisco. Those visits really blew my mind as I realized the broad possibilities of use and the impact 3D printing could have in many different sectors.

Silicon Republic
09/05/14 (Web)
DCU president: Ireland is primed to catch the next industrial revolution
 
The university has signed a memorandum of understanding with TechShop that will see the university provide space to locate on its grounds. “We believe it will be a huge catalyst for innovation and the whole start-up ecosystem in Ireland by having this located here."

ASU News
09/03/14 (Web)
Free TechShop memberships now available to ASU students
 
TechShop is offering complimentary memberships at its Chandler location to ASU students for the fall 2014 semester. Any full-time undergraduate or graduate students, including online students, are eligible for the complimentary memberships.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
09/01/14 (Blog)
Making it in Pittsburgh: : Leveraging the spirit of our forebears through new technologies
 
Pittsburgh is clearly at the forefront of what has become a national movement.... Amazing community resources — “maker gyms,” like TechShop Pittsburgh in Bakery Square and AlphaLab Gear for hardware entrepreneurs — are loaded with tools, machines and expert guides to support amateur craftspersons and tinkerers of all ages.

MAKE
08/28/14 (Blog)
Makerspaces Are Working Out
 
What do people really do at TechShop? There are a group of makers who show up with a pretty clear idea of what they want to do.... Often it has some practical or commercial application, and they lack a place where they could develop their idea into something real. Others show up and ... want to learn how to use the tools ...

San Mateo Daily Journal
08/16/14 (Web)
Opening up creativity: TechShop provides high-tech manufacturing equipment, promotes innovation
 
Now, local corporations such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Samsung and Tesla provide employees with memberships to use TechShop facilities. Instead of being cooped up alone or with a select few in an office, TechShop users grow through a collaborative and inspirational environment ...

Government Technology
08/15/14 (Blog)
Maker Movement Rescues San Francisco Tech Entrepreneur
 
“Makerspaces like TechShop are important places for collaboration and community-building that breed new ways products are designed, prototyped and manufactured and a new way of thinking that can benefit our communities and the city,” Nath said.

Develop 3D
08/14/14 (Blog)
TechShop offers up 50 lifetime memberships
 
TechShop, a concept that we know and love, is offering our dear cousins across the Atlantic the chance to sign up to their nearest centre for life, with 50 of these memberships available nationwide.

SEO News Wire
08/14/14 (Blog)
Young Veterans Face High Unemployment and Few Quality Options
 
One new initiative, the VA-TechShop Partnership, is a pilot program with a chain of Silicon Valley fabrication laboratories. The hope is that veterans with mechanical engineering skills may be able to invent new products or start a manufacturing business with access to high-tech fabrication tools.

IDG Connect
08/12/14 (Blog)
The New Industrial Revolution: What’s In It For You?
 
Makerspaces (a.k.a. “hackerspaces”, “DIY spaces”) are arguably the main contributors to the democratization of manufacturing. These are places like TechShop ... that provide facilities, equipment and training to the general public, allowing inventors to develop and prototype their ideas.

WESA Pittsburgh's NPR News Station
08/12/14 (Radio)
City of Learning: Recognizing Teens for the Learning They Do Outside of School
 
Gyre worked with TechShop staff to develop the week-long Drum Makers workshop, which he said teaches kids a wide range of skills. “You’ve gotta learn two dimensional design," he said. "You’ve gotta have a concept of three-dimensional design. You have to learn a little bit of basic vector work, a little bit of basic machine tooling, and then you get to use the CNC, you get to use the laser, you get to use your hands, and at the end of it you get to play music.”