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Offline oldnewb

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Recommended Hackerspace(s) in Southern California (LA)?
« on: April 13, 2017, 07:02:25 pm »
Can anyone recommend a good hackerspace in the Los Angeles area (specifically, the South Bay neighborhood)?  I'm hoping to find the sort of place that has soldering stations, test equipment, etc., and welcomes the occasional drop in customer (as opposed to requiring a membership).
 

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I refuse to use AD's LTspice or any other "free" software whose license agreement prohibits benchmarking it (which implies it's really bad) or publicly disclosing the existence of the agreement. Fortunately, I haven't agreed to that one, and those terms are public already.
 

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Re: Recommended Hackerspace(s) in Southern California (LA)?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 11:42:44 pm »
https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Los_Angeles

Not a single one in the South Bay. Bummer. It would be nice to have one near my family when I go to visit once a year.
 

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Re: Recommended Hackerspace(s) in Southern California (LA)?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 07:22:18 am »
Not a single one in the South Bay. Bummer.

One of the listings on that wiki had a San Pedro address, but it must've been for mailing purposes.  The actual studio is in downtown (and it looks like more of a performance art studio).  Bummer, indeed.
 

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Re: Recommended Hackerspace(s) in Southern California (LA)?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 06:05:25 am »
I checked https://hackaday.io/hackerspaces too, and here are the ones I found around LA on the map there that aren't listed on my previously-linked page (because I don't think you can link to a location/region on Hackaday.io), in rough order of increasing northiness:
I refuse to use AD's LTspice or any other "free" software whose license agreement prohibits benchmarking it (which implies it's really bad) or publicly disclosing the existence of the agreement. Fortunately, I haven't agreed to that one, and those terms are public already.
 
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