From Boing Boing (emphasis added):
Today on Boing Boing tv, Xeni visits TechShop, an open-access public workshop that’s kind of like a health club with heavy machinery and sparks instead of treadmills. Tinkerers, inventors, and hackers pay a membership fee, and in turn receive access to professionally-maintained gear, workshops, mentors, and a community of like-minded makers.
Unfortunately there’s only one TechShop at the moment, and it’s (of course) in Silicon Valley. They have all the fun.