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What is SYN Shop?


SYN Shop is a "hackerspace(external link)" located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a space for sharing, creation, collaboration, research, development, mentoring, and of course, learning. Our motto is: "Let's make stuff awesome!"

The group tends to be focused on electronics. However, many members do metal working, programming, wood working, crafting, and a variety of other things. Synshop provides a fertile environment and community that is passionate about learning, helping others, and growing the community of hackers/makers/tinkerers/geeks in Las Vegas. We also like to meet people from other hackerspaces, and have seen people visit SYN Shop from hackerspaces world wide.

See SYN Shop Vision


What is the best time to visit SYN Shop?


SYN Shop is currently located at: 117 N 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Our open hours are:
  • Monday: 6pm - 10pm - Theme: "DIY Robot Domination"
  • Tuesday: - CLOSED -
  • Wednesday: 6pm - 10pm - Theme: "Craft Night"
  • Thursday 6pm - 10pm
  • Friday 6pm - 10pm
  • Saturday: 3pm - 10pm
  • Sunday: - CLOSED -

Mondays and Wednesdays are themed after interest groups. If you come to work, your project does not have to match the theme. However these nights tend to attract members of the community that are interested in that theme. DIY Robot Domination attracts robotics enthusiasts. Craft Night attracts "Team Low Tech" and all others who are interested in a variety of general crafts. Think of a knitting circle where one person knits, one person builds models, and another sews a quilt.

You do not need to be a member to come spend time and acclimate yourself. You do need to be a member to use our equipment.


What are the dues?


Being part of the community is free. Join our Message Boards(external link) or come down to the shop and acclimate yourself. Meet our people, and join in the conversation!

Accessing the equipment requires you to be a paying member. The dues are set at $ 40 per month. For this price, you gain access to all of our equipment during open hours. If you eventually become a Vetted Member in good standing, you will have access to the shop and its equipment 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


How to I get involved?


The best way to get involved with the group is to show up to one of the open nights, join the mailing list/google group, and just participate in
things. People at SYN Shop have all been very open to hearing what other people are working on, answering questions, and offering help. It's a great group of folks, and is looking to only get better in the future.