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It's hard to miss the plane that sits triumphantly in the midst of a store in Washington's suburbs.Welcome to TechShop – a chain of eight facilities in the United States where creatives, in exchange for a fee, can access professional equipment, software and experts.Humans beings have been collaborating on making tools and coming up with new methods of using them for millennia.Veterans get a free annual membership that allows them to participate in training workshops and use TechShop machines.A fab lab is open to the public, has several basic machines available (3D printers are recommended but not required) and participates in a global network of labs by sharing manufacturing plans and techniques.But the term is a victim of its own success, and is now used to describe a wide variety of workshops in Europe that don't always follow the MIT guidelines. Among the different types of fab labs available, TechShop is among the most commercial.Regardless, these public workshops to reappropriate manmade objects are taking flight – the number of makerspaces around the world doubles about every 18 months.
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