Who we are

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After the initial TechShop closure a group from the Mid Peninsula location formed the Facebook group Maker Orphans (formerly TechShop Orphans) to connect the community; it now has over 1000 members across the US. From this group we were able to organize a town hall meeting in Santa Clara, hosted by Hacker Dojo, to discuss future directions and needs of the local maker community. The turnout was greater than we could have imagined. Since then a lot has happened. After the excellent feedback we received from the town hall, ongoing discussions with the greater peninsula maker community, and witnessing the outpouring of community support on the Orphans page, the need for an organization to keep us all connected became clear.

We call our new organization Maker Nexus.

Our web site is: MakerNexus.com

We are working on forming a non-profit legal entity.

We have a Steering Committee. Our mailing address is

2505 Katrina Way
Mountain View CA 94040-3949

We hope you will join us.