TechShop, the first international do-it-yourself workshop, is opening at the end of August a new shop in the Cortex Innovation Community at the corner of Boyle and Duncan (4260 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110).  TechShop will be open for making seven days a week from 9:00 AM to midnight.

Washington University is excited to announce a partnership with TechShop that includes discounted memberships available to all University faculty, students and staff.

TechShop was founded in 2006 as the first membership-based workshop and fabrication studio of its kind.  The workshop provides access to wide array of high quality machines, tools and design software, and over 75 in-depth training courses to teach equipment use and develop new skills.  For a list of classes offered at the St. Louis location, click here.

The new maker space will also accommodate custom team building events and well-equipped meeting space for its members.

Washington University faculty, students and staff can apply for one of the school-purchased memberships for classroom or educational purposes, laboratory research, and/or personal use.  Requests for research and personal use will be awarded through a lottery system.

To apply for one of the free memberships, please visit the Office of Technology Management site.  When applying, please indicate whether you plan on using the membership for educational/classroom, research, or personal use.

To purchase a discounted TechShop membership at the Washington University rate, please contact  If you would like to register while stopping by TechShop, remember to bring your Washington University ID card.

For more information and updates on TechShop St. Louis, be sure to follow them on Twitter (@TechShopSTL) or Facebook or visit

Learn more about TechShop St. Louis during an open house for Washington University students, faculty, and staff on Thursday, September 8 from 4-6 PM.  Admission is free.  The event will include a presentation from the TechShop staff, a tour of the facility, and a Q&A session.  If you have any questions, please contact