SquidFoo Art Gallery Studio and Hackerspace

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SquidFoo Art Gallery Studio and Hackerspace
Status closed
Country United States of America
State or District Missouri
City Springfield
Date of founding 2011/05/06
Last Updated 2014-10-13
Website http://www.squidfoo.com - offline
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/squidfoo
Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/squidfoo
Snail mail

407 N Boonville
65806 Springfield
United States of America

Membership fee $40 USD per month, full access. Studio space (limited) starts at $75 USD. Weekend-Warrior pass $20, for those who just want to try out our space over a weekend or just have a small project. Monthly contributions to support the space are accepted @ $13.37 or an amount you choose.
Size of rooms 6480ft²
Members Crashk6, Scottoons
Location 37° 12' 40.85" N, 93° 17' 32.35" W

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Note on our Closing:

An attempt to solve a huge administrative burden was embarked on by merging with another organization which had an umbrella under the local arts counsel, while gaining benefit of their 501c3 in the process. Unfortunately due to a culture clash and many issues which were not disclosed until much to late SquidFoo has closed. The founders and the members are still building and creating, but instead from the confines of our homes, garages, and secret laboratories. It was a beautiful three years, the 2012 Redbull creation challenge was hard won from this space, and we all were privileged to meet and get to know people from all over the world who stopped in or came to us via the magic of the inter-webs. We wanted the space to exceed us and be passed on when we turned our efforts to other projects or left, but we have outlived our collective brain-child. Thanks for an awesome run!


SquidFoo promotes creative expression, novel use of materials and provides an arena for the maker & hacker culture while serving as an accessible arts venue for the public.

SquidFoo consists of several areas: the Collaboratory, ChopShop, Lounge, and our subterranean expansion, The Fallout Shelter.

In the Collaboratory members have access to the 3D printers, Wi-Fi, computer stations, soldering stations, sewing area, paint station, as well as the stash of community materials including, and certainly not limited to, electrical components, computer parts, conduit and plumbing, vinyl, and much more.

The ChopShop houses drill presses, table saws, routers, table top lathe, welder, paint gun, air compressor, clamps, large work space and many hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, drills, wrenches, pliers, jigsaws, hack saws and many more. The ChopShop also has some community materials just waiting to be up-cycled into awesome projects.

Our underground area houses a new production scale aquaponics system fully built of upcycled material.

Relax while planning your next project or brainstorming with fellow hackers in the Lounge. Place your items in one of the personal lockers and enjoy the cushy seating near a library of manuals, projector & HTPC, how-to books, and trade magazines. Grab a snack (or batteries, or even electronic kits!) from the vending machine and a refreshing beverage from the fridge. SquidFoo Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the space.

Membership is $40 USD per month with access to the Collaboratory, ChopShop, and Lounge. Dedicated personal space in the Studio is available starting at $75 USD per month for a 25ft² space. This offers a unique co-working environment between Artists, Hackers, or whatever your personal creative label my be.

Areas of interest in-foo: Open source hardware & software. Alternative media. Traditional & Performance Art. Near-space balloons. Alternative & renewable energy. Sewing & Fiber craft + soft circuits. Wood & Metal work. Electronics fabrication. Web & application development. Classic computing & embedded systems. Rapid prototyping & 3D printing. Electric Vehicles.