|Location||1187 S 1480 W Orem, UT 84058|
Salt Lake City
|Location||440 S 700 E|
Unit #102, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Founder Deven Fore tells us about The Transistor:
ROBBERT: Tell us about your meeting space!
DEVEN: We currently have two locations. One in Salt Lake City, UT and one in Orem, UT.
Our Salt Lake City location is about 1,000 sq ft in a nice office building. We have one main area and two smaller rooms.
Our Orem location is about 5,700 sq ft in a large warehouse that also has offices. We have sectioned off a wood shop, a metal shop, a clean CNC, an assembly area, a members desks area, a lounge, a server room, an electronics room, and a few other dedicated areas.
ROBBERT: What tools do you have in your space? (Soldering stations? Oscilloscopes? 3-D printers?)
DEVEN: Too many things to list. All the general things you would expect, such as:
- Soldering irons
- PCB work stations
- Laser cutter
- Vinyl cutter
- Heat press
- Chop saws
- Mini lathe
- Air tools
- Cut-off saws
- Mig welder
- V90 FireBall router
- A couple small miscellaneous CNC routers
- 3-D printers
- Networking gear
ROBBERT: Are there any tools your group really wants or needs?
DEVEN: We would love to have a large mill (CNC or manual) some day. Also, just all-around upgrades to current equipment.
ROBBERT: Does your group work with embedded tech (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, embedded security, MCU-based designs, etc.)?
DEVEN: All the time.
ROBBERT: Can you tell us about some of your group’s recent tech projects?
DEVEN: Currently we are working on miniature MAME cabinets. They are two player and will hold up to a 22″ LCD. We will release the CNC plans to the public as soon as we are done.
We’re working on a lot of miscellaneous projects: software, hardware, security, and so forth.
We’re also currently working on building some displays for The Living Planet Aquarium, in Sandy UT.
ROBBERT: What’s the craziest project your group or group members have completed?
DEVEN: Nothing too crazy. We built a drink cooler a year or so ago for the Red Bull Challenge. We designed and build a few full-size four-player MAME cabinets (planned for release to the public on our website, and featured in J. Baichtal’s Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement (Que Publishing, 2011).
ROBBERT: Do you have any events or initiatives you’d like to tell us about? Where can we learn more about it?
DEVEN: Lots of things are going on right now. Nothing specific, aside from working with the aquarium. We have a lot of public events/user groups that meet at our space. Our calender is on our website if you are interested in specifics.
ROBBERT: What would you like to say to fellow hackers out there?
DEVEN: Have fun, be productive, be safe.
Check out their calender to see what The Transistor is up to.