A couple of afternoons in Austin, Tx

Mike Whalen mikew at thecomputervalet.com
Wed Apr 13 11:27:01 CDT 2016

On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 10:18 PM, Jon Elson <elson at pico-systems.com> wrote:

> On 04/12/2016 09:49 PM, jwsmobile wrote:
>> any places to visit while I'm around?   just visiting and would like to
>> see if there are any surplus spots, or folks to say hi to.
>> TX/Rx labs in Houston is VERY interesting.  A hackerspace, but with a lot
> of emphasis on electronics, too.
> They have a pick and place machine, one guy there has a fantastic
> electronics shop.  They have a machine shop with some CNC machines that
> they retrofitted.  I did see a PDP-8 in the mezzanine of the front room.
> Lots of 3D printers, wood shop, bike shop, welding, arts and crafts and
> sewing, and on and on.
> This is probably only of interest if you are flying in/out through
> Houston, however.

Yeah, everything is bigger in Texas including the driving distance between
cities. Austin to Houston MakeSpace is about 3 hours by car. It would be a
good hour from Bush International although Hobby would be probably a 30
minute drive. You have to really want it.

If you happen to be into pinball, Austin is home to Pinballz a very nice
arcade and pinball place.

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