We have organized our space by tools, areas and programs (TAPS) spread across 5 distinct workspaces.  

Location

We are located near the border of Berkeley and Emeryville in Oakland just off the north side of Stanford Avenue.

6050 Lowell Street, Suite #214.

Hours

Members enjoy 24-7 access. Tours for the public are offered every Thursday evening at 7pm and most classes are open to the public.

Contact

Email [email protected] or find us via meetup.com or facebook.

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Laser cutting

 

Laser

  • 80-watt CO2 infrared laser
  • 1200mm by 800mm laser bed
  • Regular class and training
  • Low cost at 25¢ a min. (firing time)

Textiles and Classroom

Textiles

  • Juki 735 5-thread cover stitch serger
  • Pfaff 145 walk foot machine
  • Consew industrial straight stitch
  • Straight stitch machines (3)
  • Full compliment of tools
  • Cutting mats
  • Extra large cutting tables
  • Thread and basic fabrics
  • Random awesome notions
  • Leather working tools 
  • Regular Sewing 101 and leather working classes
  • Textile Tuesdays – sewing lab on the last Tuesday of the month

Classroom

  • 5 configureable folding tables
  • 20 chairs
  • Ceiling mounted projector
  • Large whiteboard
  • Secure bike parking

 

Electronics, 3D Printing and Co-working

 

Electonics

  • Three workstation areas to putter about on your project
  • Soldering irons at every station
  • Hand tools at every station (precision screwdrivers, wire strippers, and flush cutters, etc.)
  • Task lighting and magnifying glasses at every station
  • Testing equipment available includes multimeters, oscilloscope and more
  • Wide selection of components regularly stocked for member use like resistors, capacitors, 5V lasers, H Bridge modules, DC converters, rocker switches, and many other parts
  • Regular classes for microcontrollers, learning to solder and other topics
  • Box-Bots, the Cardboard Fighting League, is run out of the Electronics Area

Co-work and chill space

  • Very large whiteboard for writing big ideas
  • Numerous chairs to provide comfort for your butt while you think, plan, and dream
  • Large conference style tables to hold meetings and spread out papers
  • Plugs on custom AMT branded breakout boxes for laptops and other electrical needs
  • Free WiFi network
  • Member storage file server
  • Helpful and friendly folks around almost all the time

3D Printing

  • Type A Series 1
  • Makerbot Replicator 2
  • Simplify 3D
  • Meetups for Designers and Tinkerers 

Workshop

Power tools

  • Table saw w/ attached router/shaping table
  • Band saw w/ numerous blades of various types and sizes
  • Spindle sander
  • Finishing sander
  • Belt sander
  • Grinders
  • Rotary tool w/ a wide variety of attachments
  • Heat gun
  • Mini lathe
  • Lathe
  • Miter saw
  • Router
  • Vertical saw (aka panel saw)

Hand Tools

  • Very large collection of screwdrivers, pliers, ratchets, and wrenches
  • Sanding blocks
  • Hammers
  • Hand saws
  • Coping saws
  • Hacksaws
  • T-squares, measuring tape, and other tools to measure twice/cut once
  • Files, cutters, and wire brushes
  • Collection of cordless drills and impact drivers, complete with both metric and fractional bit sets

CNC Machines & Metal Work

 

CNC Machines

  • Large CNC router
  • Shapeoko (upstairs)
  • Guido the CNC Engraver
  • CNC milling machine

Metal Work

  • CNC milling machine
  • Jet 9×20 lathe
  • Taig micro-lathe
  • Metal cutting bandsaw
  • MIG/Flux wire welder
  • Sheet metal brake
  • Bench grinder
  • Air compressor