We have organized our space by tools, areas and programs (TAPS) spread across 5 distinct workspaces.  

Laser cutting



  • 100-watt CO2 infrared laser
  • 1300mm by 900mm laser bed
  • Regular classes and training
  • Low cost at 50¢ a min. (firing time)

Learn more about the laser program


Power tools

  • Table saw 
  • Router/shaping table
  • Band saw w/ numerous blades of various types and sizes
  • Spindle sander, Finishing sander, Belt sander
  • Planer
  • Lathe
  • Heat gun
  • Portaband
  • Tracksaw
  • Power Planer
  • Drivers and drills
  • Miter saw
  • Router
  • Vertical saw (aka panel saw)

Hand Tools

  • Very large collection of screwdrivers, pliers, ratchets, and wrenches
  • Sanding blocks
  • Hammers
  • Hand saws, Hacksaws, etc.
  • T-squares, measuring tape, and other tools to measure twice/cut once
  • Files, cutters, and wire brushes
  • Collection of cordless drills and impact drivers, complete with both metric and fractional bit sets

Large CNC Router

5′ x 5′ working area (can be configured larger)

Mach 5 software

Regular affordable classes

CoWorking, Textiles, and Oakland Community PPE

Co-working and chill space

  • Comfy seating with good lighting
  • Basic Member storage
  • Super solid WiFi network
  • Member storage file server
  • Rentable lockers for storing personal goods
  • Honor bar stocked with coffee, snacks, and sodas
  • Fridge, microwave
  • Wireless projector

Learn more about Coworking


  • Juki 655 serger
  • Janome Coverstitch machine
  • Pfaff 145 walking foot machine – heavy duty/leather
  • Cowboy walking foot machine – heavy duty/leather
  • Standard sewing machines (3)
  • A full complement of tools
  • Cutting mats
  • Large cutting tables
  • Thread and basic fabrics
  • Random awesome notions
  • Leatherworking tools

Learn More about Textiles

Oakland Community PPE

Mask making, mask kits and shield fulfillment for under-resourced Oakland communities. Run by volunteers with contract work opportunities both on-site and off-site. 

Learn more

Clean Fabrication



  • Three workstations with all the tools
  • Task lighting and magnifying glasses
  • Testing equipment available includes multimeters, oscilloscope and more
  • A wide selection of components regularly stocked for member use like resistors, capacitors, 5V lasers, H Bridge modules, DC converters, rocker switches, and many other parts
  • Regular classes for microcontrollers, learning to solder and other topics

Learn more about Electronics

3D Printing

  • Prusa 2
  • Prusa 2.5
  • Simplify 3D
  • Meetups for Designers and Tinkerers 

Learn more about 3D Printing

Large Format Printing

  • Epson 9880 Large Format Printer
  • A complement of Epson approved papers

Learn more about Large Format Printing

Metal Machining & Storage

Metal Work

  • CNC milling machine
  • Jet 9×20 lathe
  • Taig micro-lathe
  • Metal cutting bandsaws
  • Sheet metal brake
  • Bench grinder
  • CNC Engraver
  • Classes on demand

Learn more about Metal


  • Basic Member Storage (included with membership)
  • Rentable Lockers
  • Project storage (for larger projects)
  • Bike Parking (included with storage)
  • Flex space for very short term projects

Learn more about Storage