What we're about

NOTE: AT 23B SHOP THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS MUST BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES. NO EXCEPTIONS

The 23b Shop is a hackerspace in Fullerton, CA. Our interests may include computers and networking, electronics and microprocessors, automation, metal casting, machining, welding, automotive & 4x4, leatherwork, jewelry, and knifemaking.

We sometimes make the shop available to non-keyholders to work on projects. Post a description on the shop mailing list (http://groups.google.com/group/23b-shop) to see if a keyholder would like to help with your project.

We don't accept or help with gunsmithing related projects at the 23b Shop.

ALL MUST FEAR the PURGATORY BIN(Sing along right now!)

Bring your crap and hurl it in
our Weighted Purgatory Bin.

Then haul some to your Lair of Sin --
we shall not take it back again.

The thing you covet, take it, man!
Before it hits the garbage can.

No trip is complete without a whirlwind tour of the PURGATORY BIN.

Shop for FREE in our pro-grade castoff gear and scrap pile!

Grab what you want before someone else does!
Above all, RUN! ...be QUICK AND SHIFTY-EYED, and
TRUST NO ONE! with your precious new TREASURES

Sometimes the Purgatory Bin offers you fine electronics, working gear and computers from all years; honest, good gear lost to its prior owners, but awaiting a new start in your life.

Sometimes it gives you a sandwich from 3 weeks ago, still untouched in its plastic tomb, taunting you silently from beyond the grave.

Some days it's got cables, funny metal bits, odd scraps of cloth, hardware, software, books, naughty books, working gears and parts, engines, or other weird things of all descriptions.

You can't be sure with the Purgatory Bin -- it's wily and elusive in its way, but it loves you and wants you to savor its wealth.

The only guarantee is YOU WANT IT. At least something in there should make you happy. GRAB THAT THING RIGHT AWAY, IT'LL BE IN A LANDFILL THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE IT.

You may also simply leave your car open and unattended for a bit, and we'll be happy to provide

you with our premium Personal Shopping Service, loading your car with purgatory bulk at no charge.

Our History

The 23b Shop itself was founded in 2006, but we have been getting together for over 20 years now.

The 23b Shop came into being after we found ourselves gratuitously gravitating towards our garages to work on robots, cars, rockets, electronics, melee weapons, and other projects whenever we had a party (or every night, pratically..)

We put together a cunning plan, then spent 3 months looking for a site that was both good and affordable. The result was the 23b Shop, located near the Fullerton Metrolink station near the throbbing heart of downtown Fullerton.

Donating to 23b Shop

Donations of working or broken equipment and supplies are highly prized. Just like a colony of Manchurian Wedge Ants, the industrious hackers of 23b Shop will lovingly snip your donations into pieces with tiny razor-sharp zircon encrusted mandibles. Hackers often carry up to 700 times their own weight in used electronics straight up the walls and ceiling of the shop, scurrying to place the gear safely in nest chambers. Once deposited in a nourishing layer of filth and sweaty Defcon Goon shirts, it will be used to feed the next generation of unicorns and kittens, and to polish the majestic Shop Narwhal.

Upcoming events (5+)

Hacker Happy Hour & Project Night

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Come to 23b Shop Thursday nights to work on a project or get some help with something. Once in a while you can catch a glimpse of a metal melding wizard practicing their craft, or techno-geeks discovering unbelievably huge prime numbers on dumpstered computers. Come with an open and you might learn a thing or two... Or perhaps you will teach us some new tricks! If you don't have something to work on there are plenty of projects around the shop that could use some love and attention. • Will we kick you out for not having a project, NO • Will we gladly help you with your project, YES • Will we gladly accept your help on a project, YES • Will we let you kill the work vibe at the shop, NO The shop will be open from 7:00 pm until 11:00 (officially) but we usually run later and someone is almost always there earlier. Feel free to call the shop to see if we are available before 7:00 or after 11:00. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming. Comment to let us know what you're working on. 23b Shop Phone (714)[masked]

SHOPLUCK // OPEN HOUSE

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Once a month we get together to eat, drink, and share stores about our hacking adventures. Usually, there's a demonstration or show and tell of some sort. Something generally gets lit on fire, too. If you have something that needs fixing, bring it with you. It doesn't matter if it's electronic, hardware, or software related, we like a challenge. We may say no if it's too complicated, but we may say yes! In an attempt to avoid everyone bringing fried chicken (literally happened last month) below is a suggested menu that will provide enough food and drinks for 30 hungry hackers. • 3 People Bringing Appetizers (1 appetizer = 20-30 small servings) • 3 People Bringing Main Dishes (1 main dish = 9x13 pan or 12 pieces (i.e. chicken)) • 6 People Bringing Side Dishes (1 side dish = approx. 5 cups) • 3 People Bringing Bread (1 bread = 1 loaf or 12 rolls, sourdough, cornbread, etc.) • 3 People Bringing Dessert (2 dozen cookies, 1 cake/pie, 1 tray of brownies, etc.) • 2 People Bringing Beverages (2 gallons or 3 two-liters) • 1 Person Bringing Cups, Plates & Napkins • 1 Person Bringing Utensils Please leave a comment with the item(s) you would like to bring (i.e. Appetizer, Main Dish, Side, Bread, etc.). If you would like to bring an item that has already been covered like a 4th main dish feel free. Just comment it below to let is know. We look forward to seeing everyone and remember to bring your friends so we can blow their minds!

Sunday School

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Join the hackers at 23b every Sunday for a chill, education-oriented event! Build your toolkit on the cheap, and learn from masters. Prices vary by class/instructor! We have guest lecturers and regular monthly classes, so please check 23bshop.org for additional classes to our traditional lineup! WEEKLY Class Schedule: 11:00 - 13:00 - Rope w/ Dano (18+)! Come learn everything about knots the Boy Scouts never taught you! ($20) 13:00 - 16:00 - STUDY HALL - Come work on projects, explore the shop, hang out with nerdfam! 14:00 - 16:00 - Social Engineering from Psych/Civic vectors w/ Rig (ALL AGES) - Learn what makes people and government entities tick, and what you can do with that knowledge to shape the world you want to see! ($10) 16:00 - 18:00 - Shop 101 (ALL AGES) - Shop care and safety, welding, drilling, soldering, lathing, etc., and improvisational techniques! If you always wanted to be a builder, come skill up! Each class depends on attendees' needs ($40) MONTHLY Class Schedule Sunday after 3rd Saturday: 16:00 - 18:00 - Auto Maintenance w/ Machinist (ALL AGES) - Learn how to take care of your 2500+-lb baby! Oil changes, DIY oil changes and brake jobs, minor repairs or diagnostics, check engine light scan, tune up (Donations/What You Will)

Hacker Happy Hour & Project Night

23b Shop

Come to 23b Shop Thursday nights to work on a project or get some help with something. Once in a while you can catch a glimpse of a metal melding wizard practicing their craft, or techno-geeks discovering unbelievably huge prime numbers on dumpstered computers. Come with an open and you might learn a thing or two... Or perhaps you will teach us some new tricks! If you don't have something to work on there are plenty of projects around the shop that could use some love and attention. • Will we kick you out for not having a project, NO • Will we gladly help you with your project, YES • Will we gladly accept your help on a project, YES • Will we let you kill the work vibe at the shop, NO The shop will be open from 7:00 pm until 11:00 (officially) but we usually run later and someone is almost always there earlier. Feel free to call the shop to see if we are available before 7:00 or after 11:00. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming. Comment to let us know what you're working on. 23b Shop Phone (714)[masked]

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