Foothills Community Workshop

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Foothills Community Workshop
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Status active
Country United States of America
State or District North Carolina
City Granite Falls
Date of founding 2011/08/19
Last Updated 2018-04-07
Website http://www.foothillscommunityworkshop.org/
Wiki http://foothillscommunityworkshop.org/wiki/index.php
Phone 828-351-HACK (828-352-4225) or 828-212-0930
YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/FoothillsCW
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foothills-Community-Workshop/211268948936270
Flickr https://picasaweb.google.com/116505356604050231145
Snail mail

1151, Granite Falls, NC 28630
141 N. Main St., Granite Falls, NC 28630
28630 Granite Falls
United States of America

Number of members 30
Membership fee Standard Membership 35USD Monthly

Associate Membership 20USD Monthly Additional family members 17.50USD MonthlyProperty "Membership fee" (as page type) with input value "Standard Membership 35USD Monthly Associate Membership 20USD Monthly Additional family members 17.50USD Monthly" contains invalid characters or is incomplete and therefore can cause unexpected results during a query or annotation process.

Size of rooms 11000 sq work + 2000 sq storage
Members
Open to Exchanges? yes
Open to Residencies? maybe
Location 35.8014N,81.43064W


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Foothills Community Workshop828-351-HACK (828-352-4225) or 828-212-0930Http://www.foothillscommunityworkshop.org/141 N. Main St., Granite Falls, NC 2863028630Granite FallsUnited States of America2011/08/19Foothills Community Workshop3D Printer
Kitchen
Hot Air Rework Station
Lasercutter
Oscilloscope
Lathe
CNC
Shower
Welder
Sewing Machine
Amateur Radio Station
Serger
Electron Microscope
CNC Mill
Vacuum Former
HO Railroad

Foothills Community Workshop is located in the town of Granite Falls, NC and was in the bottom floor of an old textile mill. We originally got a great deal on approx. 5000+ sq. ft. of space, but had to re-wire it and do a large amount of cleanup. FCW is a 501(c)3 non-profit and is open to the public. Our current members have expertise in: Machining (both CNC and manual), woodworking, construction, analog electronics, digital electronics, embedded systems, model railroads, stagecraft, science, farming, ham radio, linux, windows, networking, programming and other various topics. FCW has worked with the pubic schools, home schools, the local science center, scouts and other organizations to promote STEM and the arts to the local area.

We had a CNC machine shop, woodworking shop with a large CNC router, electronics shop, model shop, model railroad, Ham radio station (K4FCW), office/lounge area, library, stagecraft shop, science lab and classroom.

On July 21, 2017 the building containing FCW caught fire, which rapidly engulfed the entire 180000sq ft building, destroying 4 residential apartments, over 250 storage units, and 4 businesses, including FCW. Fortunately, no-one was injured, but one of our members lost his apartment (including his cat) and FCW lost all of the equipment except one ham radio antenna.

On October 31, 2017, FCW purchased a buiding with over 11000 sq ft of space. We are scrounging equipment and are starting back up with the areas: Metalworking (machining, welding,sheet metal, foundary), woodworking, electronics, ham radio (K4FCW), Science (chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy), Arts & Crafts (stagecraft, costumes/sewing, props, sets, special effects, lighting, sound, video, painting, sculpture, glasswork, jewelry), a vintage computer museum, kitchen, library, HO railroad, fabrication (laser cutting, 3d printing), micro-farming, a classroom and a lounge.

General meetings are on Saturdays at 3PM , and project/working meetings are on Tuesdays at 7PM. Standard membership is $35 per month and includes 24/7 access. Guests are welcome at any meeting or anytime someone is at the space.

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