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We promote science education and the do-it-yourself spirit in our greater community to enable people to make things awesome and make awesome things.  
 
We promote science education and the do-it-yourself spirit in our greater community to enable people to make things awesome and make awesome things.  
 
== Location ==
 
== Location ==
Hive76 is currently Headquartered in Center City Philadelphia, at [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=915+Spring+Garden+St&sll=39.968261,-75.174967&sspn=0.029338,0.073385&ie=UTF8&ll=39.96306,-75.15348&spn=0.007335,0.018346&z=16&iwloc=A Suite 500 at 915 Spring Garden]. We're easy to get to by car (there is easy parking nearby) from the Broad St. Line (4 block east of Spring Garden stop) or from Market Frankfort (5 blocks north of Market East Station).
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Hive76 is currently Headquartered in Center City Philadelphia, at [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=915+Spring+Garden+St&sll=39.968261,-75.174967&sspn=0.029338,0.073385&ie=UTF8&ll=39.96306,-75.15348&spn=0.007335,0.018346&z=16&iwloc=A Suite 519 at 915 Spring Garden]. We're easy to get to by car (there is easy parking nearby) from the Broad St. Line (4 block east of Spring Garden stop) or from Market Frankfort (5 blocks north of Market East Station).
 
== Space ==
 
== Space ==
 
We have 325sqft (for now) of hackerspace, a MakerBot, Drillpress, automated papercutter, O-Scope, and more.  Our space is open to visitors 3 hours every wednesday, and it's open to members (Core and Basic) 24/7.
 
We have 325sqft (for now) of hackerspace, a MakerBot, Drillpress, automated papercutter, O-Scope, and more.  Our space is open to visitors 3 hours every wednesday, and it's open to members (Core and Basic) 24/7.

Revision as of 02:00, 25 February 2010

Mission Statement

Hive76 is a community of makers and crafters oraganized around a shared workspace. We enable our members to invent, build, collaborate, and share skills. We promote science education and the do-it-yourself spirit in our greater community to enable people to make things awesome and make awesome things.

Location

Hive76 is currently Headquartered in Center City Philadelphia, at Suite 519 at 915 Spring Garden. We're easy to get to by car (there is easy parking nearby) from the Broad St. Line (4 block east of Spring Garden stop) or from Market Frankfort (5 blocks north of Market East Station).

Space

We have 325sqft (for now) of hackerspace, a MakerBot, Drillpress, automated papercutter, O-Scope, and more. Our space is open to visitors 3 hours every wednesday, and it's open to members (Core and Basic) 24/7.

Our Name

Hive76 was founded and named in the summer of 2009. There are several references in the name to hacker, maker, and Philadelphia culture.

Hive

Hive comes from hope that we can be as active, and coordinated group, and the similarities between the emergent behavior of networks and electronics and natural systems of insects. Bees (and a Hive) are also essential parts of cross-fertilization and management of a garden or growing space. Simaraly, DIY and hackerspaces are an essential part of an 'innovation system', and groups like Homebrew Computer Club have been key in innovation, which results in a better world, and a booming city.

76

76 is a call out to the Spirit of 1776, as a reminder that our goals as a DIY space echo the goals the founders of the United State of America. Both groups aimed to be a group of equals working to meet a common need, and serve a common good. The idea that working together we can do things that we could never pull off working alone.

Other References

As a combination, H76 also calls out to a few other events or ideas.