Hackerspace Intro: HeatSync Labs


[Todd Harrison] wrote in not with a project but with a video tour of his local hackerspace: HeatSync Labs in Mesa, Arizona. He took a camera along with him over the weekend to record what you can expect when visiting the space. You’ll find the tour embedded after the break.

It starts off with something we love to see. The space is being used for a talk and it looks to be quite well attended. The building is one unit in a string of storefronts and this provides a big open space as soon as you walk in the door. Just past this gathering area there are a few rows of electronics work benches which include hardware like bench supplies and scopes, as well as soldering and rework areas. In the back corner they’ve got a great big laser cutter and [Todd] spends some time with one of the members looking through all the fun stuff they’ve made with it. The back room keeps the messy projects like wood working, machine tools, and welding separate from the rest.

The place is remarkably clean and we’ll organized. Make sure you stop by and check it out for yourself if you’re in the area.

This is the second time we’ve seen HeatSync Labs. The first tour was hosted by our own [Caleb Kraft]

6 thoughts on “Hackerspace Intro: HeatSync Labs

  1. I think within a month of throwing a motor on my bicycle I’ll be making a journey down to Mesa. I really wish there was a hackers space in Phoenix though, I need some tools to do some projects but taking advantage of public transit alone turns that trip into more of a pilgrimage from my abode on the border of Glendale…

      1. Heh, closer to Glendal Rd/I-17, as far as what tools I need I couldn’t say considering my workspace [backyard] basically consists of household stuff I’ve made work (rocks by comparison to any kind of power tools). I consider myself an artist more than an amateur engineer so mostly within the reach of 3d printing, casting/molding, metal working and what-have-you. I’m a bit whimsical when it comes to projects since I have access to neither tools nor materials to experiment… I miss shop class =|

    1. That’s funny. I’m in Tempe ,AZ . I haven’t been to Heat Sync before, but it looks like a cool place. I’ve managed to create my own personal hackerspace in my garage, but I like what they are doing over there.

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