I have recently been asked quite a lot of questions about hackerspace, hacker culture and impact of hackerspace in China. This has gotten me starting to think a lot about what it means to run a hackerspace. I decided to take a walk around the neighborhood and find anything that’s related to makers. The following pictures are shops with in 500 meters of our new location in Anhua Lu. It’s a typical Shanghai neighborhood and quite interestingly how many maker related shops are around us.
Welding on the street
Bike modding? The guy is attaching a new rack to the back of the bike to carry more goods.
Window Frame Maker
They got good collection of aluminum windows frame and can cut it to any size we want.
This is a surprise fouind.
Quite a collection of home improvement materials
Home Appliance Repair
Also sell used home appliances. Will for treasure hunt one of these days.