TechShop RDU

Umstead

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In a Nutshell

20,000 sq. ft. workshop bustles with welding, automotive, woodworking & machinery & hands-on classes in dozens of disciplines

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Promotional value expires Jun 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. in-store only. New members only. Not valid until 12/3. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Invention is 10% inspiration, 85% perspiration, 10% determination, 10% inspiration, and 10% determination. Use all 125% of your inventing abilities with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a two-month membership and six hours of classes at TechShop RDU (a $378 value).

TechShop RDU is a 20,000-square-foot smorgasbord of inventive creativity and tools for people of all skill levels. The DIY workshop offers dozens of different classes covering everything from metal-welding to silk-screening to robot-building and laser engraving. The safety and basic usage classes will get you up to date on a specific tool or machine. Terrify tailors everywhere by learning how to fix and enhance your own clothes with a sewing or embroidery class. Other classes include laser cutting and etching, aluminum casting, and precision vector cutting of printed material from a digital file. The two-month membership allows for unlimited access to TechShop RDU's facilities, so you can breathe new life into old projects with tools not found in most private workshops. The TechShop includes full wood-working and metal shops, with milling machines, lathes, and a 5'x8' CNC ShopBot router. Neophyte inventors age 12–17 are welcome as well, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure they don't break physics.

Recently featured on WBTV for sending a weather balloon built out of spare parts into outer space, Techshop RDU has a supportive community of inventors, artists, technicians, and alchemists who are all excited about their next big idea, creating an environment limited only by the imagination.

Customer Reviews

Great facility, good people, innovative and can't wait to go soon, wish there were 30 hours in a day!
Kathleen M. · August 15, 2012
Great tour, very nice facility. Wonderful place to develop an idea or learn skills to make things on your own
Elizabeth S. · August 15, 2012
Excellent place to hang out and have design fun projects !!
Huai-Jen T. · August 15, 2012
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    Umstead

    5905 Triangle Dr.

    Raleigh, NC 27617

    +19197822344

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