Tech Shop?

“TechShop is a fully-equipped open-access workshop and creative environment that lets you drop in any time and work on your own projects at your own pace.  It is like a health club with tools and equipment instead of exercise equipment…or a Kinko’s for geeks. ”

This sounds a lot like what I envisioned for HacDC, except we add on the proviso that projects are oriented towards public benefit purposes.  Can we pursue both goals?  Discuss!