Established in 2009, HeatSync Labs is Arizona's first 501(c)3 hackerspace. We are a community workshop that makes workspace, tools, and other resources available to artists, engineers, students and hobbyists to build tomorrow’s innovations. We believe in creating a community of collaboration and learning-by-doing.
The concept for HeatSync Labs came out of the desire for a group of Arizona locals to get together and continue working on projects after academic life. Instead of working alone, we wanted to build our workshops in public. Throughout 2009, we discovered, and in some cases, visited, other notable 'hackerspaces' popping up across the country (NoiseBridge, Pumping Station: One, NYC Resistor, Hacklab Toronto, and HacDC) and wondered what was holding us back. We decided to join in on the fun. We started our meetings in 2009 at the Mesa Fraternal Order of Police lodge, sans wifi or permanent space, then moving to Chandler's Gangplank in January 2010, and as of June 2011 renting our own facility in Downtown Mesa. What started out as a few excited people in a police lodge meeting biweekly is now a community of hundreds, with over thirty paying members occupying our location nearly 24/7.
We have space for a large event, and will be collaborating with local Linux User and Developer Groups and companies (Phoenix LUG, ASU LUG, ABLEConf, Google Tech Group, RedSeven Computers,) to make an awesome day of events, presentations and the like.