Get a Jump Start on Your Project at TechShop Menlo Park This Saturday

If you have a project in mind that you want to make, but you're not sure how to get started, the folks at TechShop invite you to come to the TechShop Project Kickoff and BBQ on Saturday, October 4 from 10 AM to 5 PM at TechShop Menlo Park and get expert help.

A panel of expert makers (including TechShop staff, TechShop Instructors, and TechShop's founder Jim Newton) will field your questions, offer advice, and help get you moving in the direction of success with your project, no matter how big or small.

This event is free and open to everyone who has a project they want to build, and you don't need to be a TechShop member to attend. Just bring your project ideas and your thinking cap.

TechShop is a membership-based DIY workshop that gives you access to tools and equipment, wide-open workspace, expert instruction, and a vibrant community of makers so you can build the things you have always wanted to make.

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Goodhart9 years ago
It is hard to find Techies in my area (its hard to find businesses that own computers from this century in my area). And I live only a (let me see) 12 day drive away *sigh*
bumpus Goodhart9 years ago
Yeah, the Amish don't really oblige to using computers much.. :D
Goodhart bumpus9 years ago
There is also the "Black Bumper Mennonites" as well as a lot of sects in between. But I mean the companies here are pretty far back too. It was like, 1996 or 1998 when we finally got rid of Punch cards (*sigh*)
bumpus Goodhart9 years ago
Punch cards are awesome!
Goodhart bumpus9 years ago
Yeah, ever drop a whole tray (about 3,000) of them ? Now, you put them back in order LOL
786ruben9 years ago
TechShopJim (author)  786ruben9 years ago
Not yet, but hopefully in the near future. There seem to be a lot of makers in your area!
I'm interested in a project I been wanting to do , I want to build a cOmbo solar and small vertical wind turbine system , i have a 60 watt solar system from harbor freight and i read somewhere that i can connect a turbine to the control charger the solar system comes with but not sure, also i need to make a retractable pole system that the solar panels and vertical turbine would be set on but not sure how the pole would retract up and down " made from PVC or Aluminum Pipe " ANY HELP WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED
TechShopJim (author)  786ruben9 years ago
That sounds like a great Instructable! I haven't done any solar or wind home power projects yet (other than designing the original Solar Death Ray on MythBusters), so I can't speak directly to whether the Harbor Freight controller would work with a turbine. We do have a fair number of members here at TechShop menlo Park who are working on solar and wind stuff, but I haven't seen anybody try that yet. I'll bet some Instructablers will chime in and make suggestions. Another great source for this kind of knowledge is Home Power magazine ( Good luck!
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