TechShop opening in St. Louis a ‘playground’ for inventors, entrepreneurs

For the dreamers who want to create the next Square mobile payments device or some other invention, a new workshop and fabrication studio in St. Louis will supply the machinery.

The ninth TechShop facility in the country, opening this month in the Central West End’s Cortex technology district, is offering the public a sneak peek  from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. TechShop’s 12 area employees will give tours and equipment demonstrations at the 18,000-square-foot studio.

The exact opening date for St. Louis’ TechShop will be announced soon, said Chris Ruzicka, director of business development for TechShop’s St. Louis location.

TechShop members will pay $150 monthly or $1,650 annually to access more than $1 million in advanced machinery and tools, including milling machines and lathes, laser cutters, welding equipment and 3D printers.

Discounts will be given to students and active military personnel.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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