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

Oakland, CA 94608

Hours

Members enjoy 24-7 access. We use Occupancy Tracking software and member cooperation to maintain COVID-19 safety. Tours available by appointment starting August 2020. Open-to-the-public classes will start when it is safe and reasonable to do so.

Laser cutting

 

Laser

  • 100-watt CO2 infrared laser
  • 1300mm by 900mm laser bed
  • Regular classes and training
  • Low cost at 50¢ a min. (firing time)

Learn more about the laser program

Workshops

Power tools

  • Table saw 
  • 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
  • Portaband
  • Tracksaw
  • Power Planner
  • Drivers and drills
  • Miter saw
  • Router
  • Vertical saw (aka panel saw)

Hand Tools

  • Very large collection of screwdrivers, pliers, ratchets, and wrenches
  • Sanding blocks
  • Hammers
  • Hand saws, Hacksaws, etc.
  • 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

Large CNC Router

5′ x 5′ working area (can be configured larger)

Mach 5 software

Regular affordable classes

CoWorking, Textiles, and Oakland Community PPE

Co-working and chill space

With the new normal under COVID-19 we reduced the working area and have set up the space for light fabrication, PPE making and textiles.

  • Comfy seating with good lighting
  • Basic Member storage
  • Super solid WiFi network
  • Member storage file server
  • Rentable lockers for storing personal goods
  • Honor bar stocked with coffee, snacks, and sodas
  • Fridge, microwave
  • Wireless projector

Textiles

  • Juki 655 serger
  • Janome Coverstitch machine
  • Pfaff 145 walking foot machine – heavy duty/leather
  • Cowboy walking foot machine – heavy duty/leather
  • Standard sewing machines (3)
  • A full complement of tools
  • Cutting mats
  • Large cutting tables
  • Thread and basic fabrics
  • Random awesome notions
  • Leatherworking tools

Oakland Community PPE

Mask making, mask kits and shield fulfillment for under-resourced Oakland communities. Run by volunteers with contract work opportunities both on-site and off-site. 

Learn more about Oakland Community PPE

Clean Fabrication

 

Electonics

  • Three workstations with all the tools
  • Task lighting and magnifying glasses
  • Testing equipment available includes multimeters, oscilloscope and more
  • A 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

3D Printing

  • Type A Series 1 (hacked for awesomness)
  • Prusa 2
  • Prusa 2.5
  • Simplify 3D
  • Meetups for Designers and Tinkerers 

Wide Format Printing

  • Epson 9880 Wide Format Printer
  • A complement of Epson approved papers

Metal Machining & Storage

Metal Work

  • CNC milling machine
  • Jet 9×20 lathe
  • Taig micro-lathe
  • Metal cutting bandsaws
  • Sheet metal brake
  • Bench grinder
  • CNC Engraver
  • Classes on demand

Storage

  • Basic Member Storage (included with membership)
  • Rentable Lockers
  • Project storage (for larger projects)
  • Bike Parking (included with storage)
  • Flex space for very short term projects