The guys pictured above have created something very special in the heart of downtown Mesa. They have rented a space and filled it with the kind of toys that attract Arizona’s hackers and tinkerers and called the place HeatSync Labs. The cost of admission to use 3D printers, laser cutters, machining and wood tools is a whopping $0! That’s right. The facility is paid for by volunteer members. Membership, which is completely optional, costs only $50/month. The 80 or so paying members cover the costs of rent, electricity and free wifi so that anybody can come and work out of the place and build whatever their heart desires – for free! The community of people who operate the place virtually 24-hours a day (official hours are 7PM to 10PM!) are also available to help people with their projects.
HeatSync labs is host to a number of events. This Wednesday, they have an Arduino Night at 7pm. They publish their events calendar here.
More Info About HeatSync Labs:
Web site: http://www.heatsynclabs.org
Address: 140 W. Main st. Mesa, AZ 85201
Facility Fee: Free and Open to Public
Membership: $50/month (optional)
Core Group of Operators/Founders:
- Jacob Rosenthal: @jacobrosenthal
- Erik Wilson: @wils0ne
- Luis Montes: @monteslu
- Will Bradley: @willbradley
- Blaine Bublitz: @BlaineBublitz
- Jeremy Leung: @uberschnitzel