What's going on in Sector67 right now!
Interested in stopping out? Please drop in! Check the calendar to see if we're open or call 608-241-4605 to see if anyone is around.
Sector67 is a Community Workspace / Hackerspace / Makerspace / Collaborative Environment in Madison, WI dedicated to providing members the opportunity to work on tomorrow's technology; to build, collaborate, learn, and teach about next generation devices.
Artist? Engineer? Programmer? Sculpturer? Tinkerer? Hobbiest? RC Enthusiast? Maker? Builder? Prototyper? Business Person? Thinker? Visionary? Entertainer? Designer? Writer? Hacker? - We'd like to give you a place to work and discover new ideas.
We have a little over 6600 square feet including two full garage bays at 2100 Winnebago St (Atwood Neighborhood on the near east side), feel free to stop out during hours posted on the calendar or call 608-241-4605 to see if anyone is here. Full memberships are 100/month, 50/month for college students. This membership gives you access to the space, tools, and equipment you've been trained to use. We offer a la carte classes for more sophisticated equipment like welders, mills, lathes, 3D printers; and requiring a shop safety/orientation class to keep the insurance companies happy and you safe. Most classes are (roughly) flat rate 20/hour and are available to members and non-members.
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Looking for a great environment to launch your business? Sector67 is leasing desk space in a shared office environment for 200/month (cost includes a membership). Amenities include parking, "land line" telephone, wired/wireless internet, access to a conference room, business mailing address, over 320 square feet of whiteboard, full workshop/machine shop access, and the potential to collaborate with other Sector67 members to get your business moving forward. Contact us to set up a tour and to learn more about the benefits of working from Sector67.
Co-WorkingYes, amongst the shop we do have lots of quiet space, especially during the day. We're offering first come, first serve day-to-day workspace. We'll provide a 10am-7pm workspace including a second monitor, keyboard/mouse, internet access; cost TBD - please contact us if you're interested in learning more about this opportunity.
We have lots of equipment, it's not all listed here.
- Plasma Cutter
- Acetylene Torch
- TIG Welders
- MIG Welders
- Glass working torch
- Vacuum Former
- Sand blaster
- Drill Presses
- Tool sharpener/surface grinder
- Jig Saw
- Scroll Saw
- Air Compressors
- Plastic Welder
- Miter Saw
- Table Saw
- Hand router
- 2 Cupcake Makerbots, Ultimaker, Replicator, Giant Printer
- Jacks and jack stands
- Metal chop saws
- Panel Router
- Overhead crane, I-beam is there, bring your own chain-fall :-P
- Engine hoist
- Manual lathe
- CNC Lathe
- 3 and 4 axis CNC Mills
- Manual Mill
- Boy50t Injection Molder
- Hand injection molder
- Circuit board engraving router
- Oscilloscopes, nicest is 2ch digital 100MHz
- Saleae Logic Analyzer
- Soldering Equipment - SMT and through-hole
- Circuit board etching
- Function generators
- Bench power supplies
- Sewing Machines, industrial machine that eats leather and a couple regular machines
- Pottery Wheel
- Silk Screening Equipment, we have fabric, some photosensitive resist, and other supplies
- 150W Laser Cutter
- CriCut CNC knife
We're Looking for:
Sheet metal fabrication equipment (brake, bender, shear)
- Machine tooling (chucks, carbide, etc)
- Large vertical bandsaw
- Large horizontal bandsaw
- Manufacturing scrap plastic and metal
- Commercial FDM 3D printer
- Water jet cutter
- Metal capable (YAG) laser cutter
- Machining center (enclosed CNC mill intended for production use)
- Automobile lift
- Laptops/desktops less than 2 years old
We have metal/plastic/wood stock, an organized selection of a wide range of hardware, tons of electronics components (including LCD screens, Arduinos, LEDs, etc.), discarded commercial and industrial equipment to be repurposed, and lots of consumer products including giant boxes of wall-warts, power cords, DB9/DB25 cables, USB cables, ethernet cables, etc. Materials are avaiable to members for free/at cost, non-members at a mark-up.
FAQChances are it's in here, if it's not find us on IRC, at a meeting, or in person and we'd be happy to answer it.
Do I have to pay to be involved with Sector67? I'd really like to help but I don't have any money!!!
NO, you do not have to pay to be involved at all. We'll be offering events to the general public, but to use any tools or equipment you'll have to be a paying member.
What if I'm nowhere near Madison but still interested?
Use the forum, Google mailing lists, or IRC to keep in touch and talk about your projects. Another opportunity is to use the Distributed Hacker-Maker Network of Wisconsin or DHMN Discussion List. This list is intended for anyone in the Fox Valley Region to keep in touch and occasionally meet to discuss technology topics as a distributed hackerspace.
What can I do to help this get started?
Catch us at a meeting or contact us directly and let us know that you're interested in helping and what sorts of things you're good at (or are willing to struggle to learn). We'll do our best to find something you can help out with, there's plenty to do. . .
I'm XX old, can I still get involved?
Yes, we're open to all ages. If you're under 18 your parents will have to sign some forms, if you're over |/ censored/| we'd love to have you by; we need somebody to keep those whipper-snapper youngins' off the lawn
I've got this thing . . .
Yes, we'll do our best to help you; if it's a scheme to build a perpetual motion machine, some thing with magnets, some thing with ceramics, some thing with nano-particles; or something combining these into a perpetual-magnet-powered-ceramic-bearing-nano-machine we might shake our heads a little longer but we'll still try.
Anybody know anything about . . .
Yes :-) Post to the Sector67 Google group and I'm sure someone would be happy to help!
But, you didn't get to my question yet!?!
We said everything was answered in here, really, are you sure? I guess there's a chance, send it over. . .?