Ever had an idea that you wanted to physically bring into reality but had no idea how to make it nor the tools to make it with? Than you should hold on to that idea, and take it to TechShop!
So lately I have been going to a local business incubator called “Old Post Office” (OPO). It is brand new after buying out an old building on Main Street in St. Charles, MO. I am ecstatic to have such a place so close to my home! They do a “Wednesday Guest Speaker” event which is free to aspiring entrepreneurs, and so needless to say I have been going every chance I have had.
The information is always helpful, and gives you oppitunity to learn more about what is going on in the community along with chances to network with like-minded individuals. This week was Chris Ruzicka, a business developer for “TechShop”. TechShop has apparently been around for a very long time; however, they are only located in a few cities so not many people have heard of it. Each location is a massive warehouse sized building filled with different equipment for inventors to utilize.
It kindof reminds me of those computer game stores where you rent a computer and it gives you access to hundreds of high end games you would normally never be able to play on your computer at home let alone buy them all? That is what this place is but for building prototypes. Personally, I hope to take advantage of it now that they are opening a location in St. Louis, MO. It is about $150 a month or $95 if you are a student, but still if you have an idea you want to make they will have trained staff who will help you bring it into reality. I have TONS of invention ideas, but I don’t know the first thing about how to make things.
Seriously, I bought a $50 build-a-robot kit and…well…lets just say I have a very awesome looking paper weight (see picture)! So if you are in the area, I recommend you check them out (www.techshop.com)
That’s it for now! Keep on playing!
(Oh, and I will release an update soon on Gen Con and the Kickstarter)