I wish... (no really, first star I see tonight)
Seattle Times has an article on what it is.
Sadly, the Techshop website does not have any listing for plans to come to Seattle, and I have no desire to uproot my kids and move. So, I'm going to have to take business classes, learn as much autodesk cad/cam as I can find, and save my pennies.
Heh, right now My tool box consists of a leatherman.
I miss my Dad's workshop. After he retired, he worked at the physical plant at a small college in Idaho. The same college I got my teaching degree in.
Dad was the kind of guy who would one day, out of the blue, build a recessed bookshelf right into a wall, or re-tile the kitchen floor, or convert the garage into a family room.
I went to my 8th grade class, and when I got home... the garage was carpeted, sheet rock was applied to what once was a garage door, as well as the rest of the walls, a new arch was cut into the wall and finished with proper trim, electrical outlets added, and the entire thing coated in stucco. A couple bookshelves, a couch, a tv, and our new atari 2600 to complete the picture.
The only way to tell it had ever NOT been a family room was the smell of new paint. I can only assume he waited till I had left, and had his hired tool ninjas spring from hiding and hustle all day in a mad frenzy, just so he could see the look on my face when I got home.
Over the years, with his tools, I built a sand and water table to demonstrate erosion, a working hovercraft... multiple five feet around hot air balloons made from tissue paper, a mirrored kaleidescope big enough to stand in, A blue box, a beige box, A cobra phone rheostat frequency switcher, A smoke ring vortex cannon, a breadboard radio, a series of hand made electrical motors, an electroplating glass, a rain jar, an oscilloscope, a potato gun, Several wooden puppets, A bicycle wheel gyroscope, and a whole lot of paper engineering prototypes I could then teach to my classes.
Now I live in an apartment. I have no tools, and my dad is on the other side of the state. The handymen in my complex fix whatever my leatherman can't handle, something I truly appreciate. Most of the projects I work on now are cut from cardstock with an exacto knife. My soldering iron is so buried in storage, I'm sure I'll never find it.
I must admit, I'm not particularly skilled with hand tools, and I envy those who are. What I do have though, is a strong computer background, a lot of chemestry, physics, and electronics, and I can learn. Cad/cam design is right up my alley. 3d printing, 5 axis routers, laser cutters... THESE are the tools for me.
I want my own techshop so bad I can taste it.