Q: Where are you located?
A: We are now located at 38 S. 2nd Street in San Jose.
Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: We are open 9AM–midnight daily except for major holidays.
Q: Is there parking at TechShop San Jose?
A: Yes. TechShop offers two-hour parking validations for any of the garages listed below:
Q: Is there a bike rack area to lock my bike?
A: Yes! Right out front.
Q: How do I purchase a membership?
A: On our website here, or visit the shop.
Q:Do you offer corporate, student, or military memberships?
A: Yes! Check out our Membership page for more information.
Q: How do I get my TechShop badge?
A: We can process member badges on site; just stop by.
Q: Does my TechShop badge work at other TechShop locations?
A: Yes! TechShop badges are good at all locations nationwide.
Q: Is all the equipment that's available at other TechShop locations also available at TechShop San Jose?
A: With a few exceptions – yes. In some cases, we have chosen newer equipment in San Jose so we will have the same type of equipment, but a newer model.
Q: Can I reserve equipment time?
A: Yes!* All active members may reserve time on equipment by going to our Equipment Reservation Calendar page, locating an open time slot for the equipment they wish to use, and then calling the front desk to reserve the slot.
*For safety reasons, some equipment has minimum-age restrictions and some equipment requires the successful completion of a Safety and Basic Use class before access is granted.
Q: Do I need to get recertified for equipment in San Jose if I took a class at another TechShop location?
A: Not usually. If we feel the operation of the equipment is sufficiently different or unique, you may be required to take the amended SBU again, at half price. In others cases where the equipment differences are negligible, a simple checkout will be done with a Dream Consultant.
Q: Do you offer project storage?
A: Yes! We make a range of small, medium and large "personal storage" spaces available for rent.
Q: Do you have onsite offices for rent?
A: We have three offices available for rent. If you are interested in renting an office, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.