Enex Labs

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The state of finding lab-space for lab equipment.

Posted by nxcng on March 2, 2010

So i have pretty much abandoned the idea of moving my lab into a new house. However i believe this is for the better and will bode well for the community at large. Let me explain.

Previously i had written about JigSaw Renaissance, a recent non-profit which has sprung up in Seattle dedicated to “DIWO” (do it with others) for the integration of art and technology into society. Right now the base of JSR is in a small loft of a workshop with only enough room for meeting and doing some basic electronics work. It is a nice space, but to appeal to the community in a “safe” way  it is sub par. Also it has no lab space. The new space we are looking at has lots of space and is right near down-town seattle! With big open spaces and a few back rooms it will make a perfect base of operations for meetings and collaborations of all types.

In that regard i am trying to move my lab to this place. There will of course be a membership fee for a “perma desk” but that is okay. With the lab being able to be used by other people in both Jig-Saw and in other DIY bio groups it will make it… well.. totally awesome! I will design some methods for using the lab, rules and regulations, and best of all my equipment can be used by many other people who need access.  This might be good!

The space can be checked out here.

If anyone reading this wants to help out in any way let me know!


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