Noisebridge Reboot 2014

Be part of the Upgrade and Reboot of Noisebridge. Come make our hackerspace an even better place to learn, make, think, and do.
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Noisebridge is an award winning educational 501(c)(3) non-profit, and one of the most renowned hacker workspaces in the world.  This summer we're updating and improving our infrastructure -- and we need your help to make that happen!

Established in 2007, Noisebridge has been a welcoming hacker workspace in the Mission District of San Francisco for both the local and national hacker community, as well as hosting hackers from all around the world.

Our philosophy is simple: Be Excellent to each other. 

Noisebridge lives up to this credo by providing the workspace, access to tools, mentoring, and education that changes peoples lives. 3D printing, coding, science, art, music, robotics, neurohacking, biohacking, and much much more.  

We provide free classes to hundreds of attendees per week and welcome everyone to come hack on whatever interests them.  Our hackerspace has become not only a techie hangout, but an invaluable community educational and networking hub -- not to mention a popular exit node on the Tor Network.

Six Years of Hacking, 0 Days off.

On July 1st, for the first time in 7 years, we closed Noisebridge to all visitors to make a new beginning -- to turn the crisis of potential city scrutiny into an opportunity to reinvigorate the entire hackerspace.

We discovered about 5 Noisebridges worth of cruft compressed into one Noisebridge.  Literal tons of E-waste turned into several trips to the dump, donations a-plenty to our E-waste recycler, and heaps left over for our hack shelves.

Meanwhile, our tireless electricians have been fixing up old wiring and installing some improvements too.  Certainly, this month of downtime brings us fully up to code and proves our long-term commitment to safety and good infrastructure.

But even more, the Reboot process gives Noisebridge a fresh start in many ways. It's like packing up Noisebridge so we can move into a brand new Noisebridge.

With the walls cleared away, we're letting light and art in:


Soon we'll repair our most beloved tools and devices, like the laser cutter, makerbots, and shop tools.


We're making improvements to our ability to host events (and even held one during all of this chaos -- thank you, DorkbotSF!), including a new audio/video workspace to continue our critically acclaimed monthly event, 5 Minutes of Fame.'


All remaining funds will be, as always, used for community and educational outreach programs benefiting the students and underprivileged in our local community. It is our mission to share the joy of inventing, discovering, and making with those who don't yet realize they can. We know they can.

Please contribute what you can, and let your friends know about what we are doing. Come by and see us and what we do. Thank you for your help and, by all means, be excellent to each other!

We Have the FAQs and We're Consensing on YES.

Q: What's the money specifically for?

A: Roughly $15k is dedicated to electrical and building refits that will keep the city of San Francisco from finding a reason to shut us down.  We're paying C-10 certified electricians to do most of the electrical work and taking care of everything else ourselves. We're getting the professional electrical work at a decent non-profit rate, and the peace of mind that comes from laying down a solid and safe infrastructure rubber-stamped by the city will be priceless.

The remaining money will be allocated variously to more outwardly awesome stuff, like replacing parts in our MakerBots, producing the reward levels we're promising, building a dedicated A/V area in our space, reinstating our famous Red Phone, fixing our laser cutter, and lots of other devious plans to take over our hackerspace.

Q: Where can I ask more questions?

A: Put a comment on this campaign and we'll put the answer here ASAP!

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