TechShop Pittsburgh Open House

TechShop Pittsburgh had their open house tonight, and I took my two boys. It was packed, but they seemed to enjoy it. It looks like they still have a lot of items to move into the shop, but I was definitely geeking out on what was there already.

Plus, they were letting people do some MIG welding. My boys suited up and tried it out.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

The boys get some tips on how to MIG weld.
The boys get some tips on how to MIG weld.
The boys see how it's done.
The boys see how it’s done.
Daniel practices.
Daniel practices.
Daniel does some welding. He's actually MIG welded before, so he's technically a veteran at this.
Daniel does some welding. He’s actually MIG welded before, so he’s technically a veteran at this.
Now Zachary gets some guidance.
Now Zachary gets some guidance.
Zachary gets it done.
Zachary gets it done.

 

Also, THEY LOWERED THE AGE LIMITS AGAIN. Mark Hatch, the CEO, told me that kids as young as 8 are allowed into certain areas of the workshop. This is fantastic! It doesn’t look like they updated the policy on their website yet, however.

And here are some pictures of the equipment that Zachary took. He also spent a few minutes talking to Jim Newton, the founder of TechShop.

Author: Tinkering Engineer

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