What we're about

Solid State Depot is THE Boulder hackerspace. Founded in 2010 at a local coffee shop, we have graduated to our own space with our own tools and have developed quite the community.

Have no clue what a hackerspace is? Simple, it's a place for hackers, tinkerers, makers, artists, musicians, engineers, scientists, crafters, gamers, players and doers to get to together, work on projects, share ideas and create something great. They're often referred to as a makerspace, shared workshop, makershop, and many more.

Come visit us at Solid State Depot every Tuesday night, 7:30PM, where we offer an open house-style meetup. Here we open ourselves up to the public to show off our space, our projects and ourselves. Whether you're a veteran hacker or are completely new to hackerspaces, we invite you to come and see what we're all about. Our members' interests range from software, hardware, electronics, woodworking, machining, welding, art, sewing, crafting, sustainability, interactivity, philosophy to many other areas. If you have an idea you want to get off the ground, if you don't have the space or tools to work on a project, if you're looking for like-minded folks, if you need help brainstorming, if you just want a place to hang out and chat, we're here for you. Other meetups include workshops, classes and other events, so stay tuned.

If you would like to become a full-time, paying member, please visit our website for more information: http://boulderhackerspace.com/dues/ Membership gets you 24/7 access to the space, access to all of our tools and supplies (with proper training), discounts on classes/workshops and supplies, and access to all the wonderful members of our community.

Upcoming events (5+)

Board Elections - Annual Board Meeting - Open House - Pizza

This is our official annual meeting, election for the 2019 board of directors, pizza party, and regular open house! If you are a SSD member, you should have received an e-mail with details about the election processes, nominations for the board, and how to bring items in front of the membership. This meeting is open to the public, pizza will be provided. If you are new to SSD, come to this meetup to learn about and what we do and how we do it.

Learn to Use the SSD Shopbot - Class 1 of 3

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This is the first class of three, which will culminate in a skills test for certification to use the SSD Shopbot. During this class we will cover the basics of starting up, safely operating, and shutting down the Shopbot. Bring a pen and a notebook to take copious notes, but they are not required. Attendees who are not members of SSD are encouraged to donate $20 to SSD.

Create Together!

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• What we'll do Pick fellow members’ brains for help with your project, motivate yourself to go that extra mile, help others, or just hack away in the presence of like minded individuals. Feeling confident? We’d love to hear about your project if you want to give a live demo and description! • What to bring Bring your latest project, or an idea to get started on. • Important to know The times are listed 11-1, but feel free to stay longer, and of course we’ll have the delicious Pancake Breakfast going on before, from 9am!

Open House - Every Tuesday

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Our Tuesday Meetup is a great place to meet and greet members, learn about our projects and learn about what *you* might like to do. See the 'space, see the tools, and figure out how to get that project going that you've always wanted to try. The evening usually consists of members hanging out and new faces stopping by to check out Solid State Depot. We have a weekly meeting that usually begins around 8-8:30. Anyone is welcome to attend. Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring the family. Our members hack Arduino, 3d Printing, Aquaponics, Wearable Electronics and more. Well, we're still waiting on that one special robot - but it's coming along!

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