Noisebridge, a space in
San Francisco where people can work on hands-on projects, has been named as the charity for BayCon 2011.
Noisebridge offers a 5,600 square-foot space with machine tools,
woodworking tools, a laser cutter, sewing machines, a kitchen,
a darkroom, and other facilities for people work on personal projects.
It also has classrooms where people can discuss and learn about
a wide range of topics, from building circuit boards to programming
in a variety of computer languages.
In addition to personal projects, it is also the headquarters for
some group efforts, including Spacebridge, an effort to loft a
homemade instrument package to over 120,000 feet by balloon.
They have already succeeded in reaching 90,000 feet.
Noisebridge is supported by membership fees, but the facilities
are also available for use by non-members.
For more information on Noisebridge, see their site at http://www.noisebridge.net/.
For any issues about the charity relating to BayCon, email firstname.lastname@example.org.