What we're about

Pumping Station: One is Chicago's oldest and largest hackerspace at 3519 N. Elston Ave. We're a community of artists, software developers, electrical engineers, machinists, woodworkers welders, knitters and anything else you can imagine. Our members are passionate about making new things, fixing old things, learning about everything under the sun and teaching others.

Many of our classes and workshops are open to the public, and if you've ever been interested in making things (any things!) please join us and jump right in.

There is an open house on Tuesday evenings around 8 pm. Come for the start of the member meeting, introduce yourself, then one of the members will volunteer to give a tour for non-members.

Upcoming events (5+)

Analog Game Night!

Pumping Station One: Lounge

Have a favorite game you want to play with your PS1 friends? Maybe you just got a new dice set or 3D printed minifig that you want to show off to some gamer nerds. well, PS1 Analog Game night is the place to do it! Bring your favorite games, anything from D&D to checkers is welcome! Homemade games are especially encouraged! Bring some pizza or your favorite beer and play some awesome games with even more awesome people! This is a free event, open to everyone, so appropriate behavior, everybody! Starts at 5 pm and goes until you feel like heading home!

Small Metals Office Hours

Pumping Station: One

Take a walk on the non-ferrous side of metals! Come work on projects and hang out with other 'smiths.

Open House & Member Meeting

Pumping Station One: Lounge

Open to the public! Come see what Pumping Station: One is about. Bring your questions, enthusiasm, curiosity and maybe a friend. Member meeting happens downstairs in the lounge at 8 pm, Open House happens upstairs at 8 pm; open house attendees will get a tour of the space, Q&A session and a bit of an orientation about how the space works. PS1 members generally don't RSVP for the Meetup, but hey, whatever floats your boat. Open house attendees can meet and mingle with members after member meeting business is concluded. Some Tuesdays there may also be a board meeting at 7 pm, if signs are posted then that meeting (only the board meeting, of board of directors members) is a closed meeting. Pumping Station: One identifies as a hackerspace. For more information about this and other hackerspaces, see http://www.hackerspaces.org A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace or hackspace) is a community-operated, (often "Not For Profit" (501(c)(3) in the United States), work space where people with common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, tinker, build, socialize and collaborate. Hackerspaces have also been compared to other community-operated organizations with similar aims and mechanisms such as FabLab, and commercial for-profit companies such as TechShop. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace

ShopBot Part 1 Auth with David E

Pumping Station One: Lounge

• What we'll do Learn the basics of how to do CNC machining on the ShopBot. You need not be a current member of PS1 to participate. • What to bring Book to take notes, and ides for projects. • Important to know

Past events (1,219)

Python Office Hours

Pumping Station One: Lounge

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