Department of Spontaneous Combustion - Open Shop

Ace Monster Toys
Ace Monster Toys
Public group

Every week on Tuesday

Dept. of Spontaneous Combustion @ M0xy

976 23rd Ave · Oakland, CA

How to find us

We're in the South building of M0xy. Enter by the door at 948 / 976 23rd Ave and call the number on the sign. Parking is best near the corner of E 10th St and 23rd Ave. Please do not park in front of residences on 11th St or Clemson Ave.

Location image of event venue


The Department of Spontaneous Combustion is a collective of artists and fabricators who run a welding and machining studio that we like to share. We build all sorts of contraptions and interactive sculpture, sometimes involving propane flame effects. Every Tuesday evening we have folks available to answer questions and assist with your projects. Come check out the shop and get a sense of how we operate and maybe if you would like to join.

Just need that one little thing welded? Bring it by. Want to build a pair life size fire breathing giraffes? We can help with that too.

The Department of Spontaneous Combustion partners with Ace Monster Toys Makerspace to offer welding and other metalworking classes though the AMT Satellite Metalworking program. Learn more about the program at and look for our other events on the AMT meetup calendar.