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Pumping Station: One - A Hacker Space in progress.

What We Do

Build, Break, Create, Invent!

What We Are Planning

We want to create a collaborative environment for people to explore the intersections between technology, art and culture. We feel the best way to do this is to establish a hacker space similar to others such as the Cowtown Computer Congress, NYC Resistor, NoiseBridge, HACDC, and other groups around the country.

We also hope to provide a community resource by hosting classes on electronics, programming, crafts, and any other skill that members or others are willing to provide. We want to make learning and creating fun!

See what kind of stuff we are looking for in the wishlist.

See a running list of possible locations, and add your own, on the possible locations page.

Join Us!

Now is your chance to become a founding member of Pumping Station: One!

Membership costs $50 per month. You can bring a check or cash to one of our Meetings, or pay online through our Google Checkout. There is a $1.50 fee to use Google Checkout, but that merely covers the fee that Google Checkout is charging us.

Membership will give you 24/7 access to our hackerspace once it does open. Until then, it gives you the right to vote on the decisions that the organization makes, the right to run for office in the election on January 27, and the opportunity to help us raise the cash reserves necessary to move into a space as soon as possible!

If you can afford to give more than the $50 monthly fee, we are also collecting donations. These, like the membership fees, will go toward raising the cash reserves that we need to move into a space.

Where We Are Meeting

(more information at Meetings)

Currently meeting every Tuesday at Mercury Cafe Chicago at 7pm.

Come and show up; we're always looking for interesting people.

What to Expect

Anything. Bring a project, laptop or otherwise. Meetings are informal, but educational.

We have also just put up a mailing list. So mosey on over to and sign up.


Where you can find the musings and info on PumpingStation:One

Meeting Notes:

Mailing List:





Blog: (Under Construction!)

Phone: When we have a place!


Our Wishlist:

Design ideas for the new space at 3411 W Diversey (Diversey and Milwaukee):