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Directions to Instructables HQ / Squid Labs

Coming to a party at Instructables HQ in the Squid Labs control tower?

2175 Monarch St.
Alameda, CA 94501

We'd like you to actually get here. Google maps & Yahoo maps are giving misleading directions at the moment, so here are some better ones. Check out the aerial view here.

From San Francisco/I-80E:

1. Head east over the San Francisco Bay Bridge
2. Take the exit onto I-880 S toward San Jose/Airport/Alameda
3. Take the exit toward Broadway/Alameda
4. Turn right at 5th St
6. At the next light, stay right at the fork & follow signs for Broadway/Alameda (stay on 5th)
7. Make a soft left at Broadway & follow the signs for Alameda. You will enter the Webster Tube/Tunnel.
8. After the tunnel, stay to the right and follow to the 1st light.
9. At the first light, turn right onto Atlantic Ave/Ralph M Appezzato Mem Pkwy
10. Go through a few lights & enter the Alameda Point Naval Base
11. Continue in that same direction through the roundabout (around the navy jet)
12. At the T-interstection, turn right onto Ferry Point
13. The road will curve left & become W Tower Ave
14. Follow Tower ave to a T-intersection, then turn left onto Monarch St
15. Squid Labs is the control tower building on your right.

From 880N/South of Oakland:

1. Take the Broadway exit towards downtown Oakland
2. Make a right onto Broadway
3. Make an immediate right onto 7th street
4. Drive 2 blocks and make a right onto Webster Street.
5. Stay to the right & enter the Webster St Tube (Tunnel)
6. After the tunnel, stay to the right and follow to the 1st light.
7. At the first light, turn right onto Atlantic Ave/Ralph M Appezzato Mem Pkwy
8. Go through a few lights & enter the Alameda Point Naval Base
9. Continue in that same direction through the roundabout (around the navy jet)
10. At the T-interstection, turn right onto Ferry Point
11. The road will curve left & become W Tower Ave
12. Follow Tower Ave to a T-intersection, then turn left onto Monarch St
13. Squid Labs is the control tower building on your right.

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ilpug2 years ago
So, can you just drop in or something?
Kiteman ilpug2 years ago
You could try, but they're actually in the city now, on 2nd Street.
ilpug Kiteman2 years ago
Oh, that location. I thought that there were two separate locations, one at the base and one on 2nd. Thanks for clearing that up.
Kiteman ilpug2 years ago
Not a problem.
Cmonster122 years ago
You need on in the north i would love to go!!
Though this is pretty old, I would love to go. It looks like an airport/ super hi-tech battle ship station.
Was it an airport ?
It used to be a naval base
Yeah, I remember reading that somewhere ...
Brennn107 years ago
I agree with Goodhart. I would die to go to a party at the Instructables HQ!!! You should consider making a base on the east coast!
We've already got one.
Bran ewilhelm7 years ago
Perhaps one a bit more Southern?
Great! Thank you for that.
Bran Brennn107 years ago
We could make a base in my house....
Goodhart7 years ago
*sigh* Sometimes I feel like I live on Mars.....*sigh*
Quick - glance at one of the round things and look away - what did you see, a crater or a bubble?
You want weird ideas, try degenerate incestuous lizardmen flying concrete airships on Venus. This guy is a complete loon, and really seems to believe what he says (I've exchanged posts with him on other boards).

His website is a bit out of date, so maybe he's in a rubber room somewhere...
Wow...I didn't know it was possible to get dumber than Hoagland's page...
Ach, sometimes I think I attract the loons ... ...the one who claims to have built a battery-powered spaceship that goes faster than light ... the one who claims that erosion works backwards and the dinosaurs died out because their food (limestone!) all went hard so they starved to death ... the one who claimed that he had discovered the particle that carries gravity and light at once, and is the root particle of all other particles ... not to mention a host of random YECs...
I want that spaceship...Did he leave a number?
This is the only way I know of contacting him. Don't mention me until you've gained his trust. ;-)
Hey, at least you're on the same continent!
Yes, let's see, I could save airfare and drive, if I had, um, 5 days to get there, 1 during the "party", 1 to sleep and rest, and 5 more to drive back. I can hear my boss now: WHAT? 12 days of paid vacation for a party? LOL Anyway, in my "condition" financially, Ohio would be too far away, much less CA.
Kiteman7 years ago
Am I the only one slightly worried by an ex-naval base flying a skull and cross-bones?
zachninme7 years ago
Instructables Robot
:{{{
Please come to my house as soon as you can.
Bring me to Squid Labs.
Come back and using your fancy cloaking skillz, pretend to be me.
}}}

*shifty-eyes*
Bran7 years ago
Actually, for me, the first step would be to sneak out of the house. From there, hitchhike.