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TechShop Celebrates Six Months in Pittsburgh
Saturday, 9/7/2013
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
TechShop Pittsburgh

It has been six months since we opened our doors in Bakery Square, and we are thrilled about our vibrant, ever-growing community of tinkerers, artists, inventors, educators, and makers.

To celebrate our anniversary, we will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, September 7th, from 11am - 6pm at 192 Bakery Square Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Come on down and meet TechShop founder Jim Newton, see what exciting things our members are up to, or hang out at Thrill Mill's Innovation Showcase and Music Festival!


11:00am - 11:30am: Ribbon cutting ceremony with mayoral candidate Bill Peduto, Walnut Capital principals Gregg Perelman and Todd Reidbord, THRIVAL organizer Bobby Zappala, and TechShop chairman and founder Jim Newton

11:30am - 6:00pm: Tours of TechShop. Meet and greet with TechShop members and staff, view member exhibitions, and meet Jim Newton

4:00pm - 4:30pm: Aluminum sand casting demonstration - get a sneak peak at one of our newest classes!

12:00pm - 6:00pm: Make-it, Take-it workshops available throughout the day so you can get your hands dirty, have fun, and make something at TechShop!


12:00 - 1:30pmVacuum Formed Chocolate Molds Satisfy your chocolate craving. Make your very own chocolate and chocolate molds using TechShop's vacuum forming machine!

2:00 - 3:30pm: Plasma Cut Flowers Create a decorative flower that will never wilt! You’ll cut it out of steel using a plasma cutter.

4:00 - 6:00pm: Water Jet Steak Brands Brand your own steaks? Why not! Learn how to make an awesome branding iron using TechShop's MIG welder and Flow Jet CNC waterjet cutter.

6:00 - 7:30pm Laser Etched Beer Mugs Personalize your drinking experience. Etch a design into glass using TechShop's laser cutting machine.


Joining us in Bakery Square on September 7th will be THRIVAL Innovation + Music Festival, powered by Thrill Mill, Inc, a Pittsburgh startup incubator.

12:00 - 5:00pm: Innovation showcase and investor pitches by the 13 teams currently incubated at Hustle Den, Thrill Mill's co-working space.

5:00 - 10:00pm: THRIVAL transforms into a music festival, featuring De La Soul and RJD2, among other local acts. This is a first-ever event at the Bakery Square 2 development across the street from Bakery Square on Penn Avenue, so you won't want to miss it! Music festival admission is $20 general and $100 VIP. Tickets are available here.


Don't forget about our exclusive promotional offers, ending at midnight on September 7th.

Visit and enter promo code MFPGH13 to access membership and class pack discounts. Now's the time to join TechShop and build your dreams!

Note: With the purchase of any membership deal during our Six-Month Anniversary event on September 7th ONLY, you will receive a special bonus! See the Front Desk staff for details.

This event is FREE and open to both members and non-members of TechShop Pittsburgh. RSVP here!