Sudoroom has a new 3D Printer – a Lulzbot TAZ! It’s new and shiny and totally open source, and we’re very excited to hack on it.

We’re very impressed with the design. If you look closely, many of the components are printed.

Even some of the packing materials were printed:

It prints ABS, which means we can design & print more things:

  • Industrial strength components
  • Weatherproof outdoor cases for wifi mesh routers
  • Enclosures for solar cells to power the routers
  • All sorts of biohacking (the author is not a bio expert, but several biohackers explained the exciting possibilities to her. edit coming…)
  • Things we have not even imagined yet!

LulzBot gave us our new TAZ as part of their 2014 Giveaway contest. We are very honored to be chosen alongside 11 amazing other groups from around the world. We accept this gift with a strong resolve to pay it forward by continuing to engage in civic projects, serve our Oakland community, and work towards openness and freedom for all!

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This Friday we’re hosting a benefit show for the Trans & Womyn’s Action Camp featuring incredible patriarchy-smashing spoken word & music by:

Stop by during First Friday, meet like-minded radical folks, buy some refreshments, and (if you can) give some money to support the camp!


The camp itself will be in August in Calistoga, CA:

TWAC is an action camp for folks who identify as female and/or trans, transgender, transsexual, trans women, gender queer, gender variant, asexual, two-spirited and + to build community and unite our cultures of resistance.

Our focuses will be on developing skills for climbing, blockading, flash-mobbin’ and making art for protest as well as having safer and mind-expanding workshops and discussions about diversity, anti-oppression, intersectionality, transphobia and direct action. We’ll also be holding a variety of workshops on car mechanics, DIY underwear making, consent as queen, playing power chords on guitar, survivor support, plant identification, frontline solidarity, legal support for direct action/civil disobedience and much more… There’ll be something for everyone!

Some of our caucuses will be: POC, mixed race, parents, trans women, gender/sexuality-based violence survivors, dog parents, drinkers, non-drinkers and any more you’d like to create!

While the goal of this week’s show is to raise money ($7 requested donations), like all events at Sudoroom nobody is turned away and the space will remain free & open to all.

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In recognition or our hacking prowess, Lulzbot, makers of 3D printers, have gifted sudo room with a brand new TAZ 3D printer. The Lulzbot, is en route to sudo, along with 11 other hackerspaces worldwide which were also grantees, and should arrive in the coming days.


As you recall our 3D printer has been put to good use, not only in for our own magnet needs, but also in our travelling education excursions.


We will now have increased capacity at 3D Tuesday, so if you want to come play with 3D printers, there has never been a better time.

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We’re just finishing up at the Anarchist Book Fair. Here’s what our table looked like:

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There’s an electric feeling in the air. Tomorrow is a huge day for Sudoroom!

We’ll be tabling all day at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair, showing off our 3D printer, Oakland Wiki, mesh network, and more! We’ll be sharing a table with The Bay Area Public School. The book fair is 10AM-6PM.

Elsewhere from 2-5PM, Oakland Wiki will be holding an edit party at the Main Library!

You may have heard that we’re trying to move into a huge building with other groups – it’s true! The East Bay Express just wrote an article about it. We’re looking at The Omni on 48th & Shattuck in the Temescal neighborhood.

Tomorrow evening we’re holding our first open house event at the Omni! Between 6pm and 7pm we’ll be giving tours of the building. This will also be a time for group members to meet each other. Please come by, check out the space, and get involved in building Sudoroom’s future!

Starting 7PM at the Omni, BAPS will be hosting some exciting speakers: Sylvia Federici, George Caffentzis and Peter Linebaugh. More info here.

I have a feeling March 22, 2014 will go down in the Sudo history books.

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We brought 3D printing to the library’s Teen Zone, and it was awesome!

The kids at Oakland’s Main library were very interested and curious. They got to see every step in the process – from functions in OpenSCAD, to wireframe models on github, to sliced layers of gcode, to the spools of plastic melting before their eyes. There were definitely some aspiring designers in that bunch, and we look forward to seeing more kids at 3D Tuesdays!

We gave away lots of printed fridge magnets. If only the fractal necklaces didn’t take so long to print, I think they would have found a lot of happy homes as well … we need more 3D printers!

The event was part of Teen Tech Week, which also featured wearable tech workshops and LED origami. More photos here!

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Our humble little Type A Machine has been around the block this week – literally! On First Friday, we hooked it up to a car battery and wheeled it outside.

The crowd loved it! We talked to hundreds of fascinated people, answered many questions, handed out a lot of flyers. Many people said they had never seen a 3D printer before. Here is an artist’s rendition, courtesy of Draw Oakland:

By the way, if you’re ever wondering what happens when you print while rolling down a bumpy road, here you go:

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Sudoroom loves participating in Art Murmur/First Friday. This month, we threw a “Draw Oakland” party with Oakland Wiki. There was food and music, but also paper and markers. Here’s some beautiful illustrations that people made:

All the art was licensed CC0 and put on Oakland Wiki!

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Another awesome event at Sudo Room / Bay Area Public School.. starts 8pm tonight! Co-presented with AK. It’s gonna be rad..


sudo event:

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Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbHHi everyone! The informant/surveillance awareness event at Sudo Room tonight, Spied Upon, will be livestreamed courtesy of the venerable J.C.! Check the Sudo calendar event URL at 7PM and it will be udpated with the livestream link!  See ya there!


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Upcoming Events

Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bay Area Public School’s monthly poetry reading presents Rodney Koeneke & other poets !  Be there !
2:00 pm Today We Learned: Open CoLearning Gathering
Today We Learned: Open CoLearnin…
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Saturday afternoons are open collaborative learning time at Sudo Room. Come learn together in an informal and welcoming space where it’s safe to ask questions. [...]
4:00 pm National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense 101 Training
National Lawyers Guild Mass Defe…
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Training for attorneys and legal workers to learn about how to provide legal support for protestors. Focus on taking criminal defense cases and working with [...]
2:00 pm Cryptoparty: A Digital Security & Privacy Workshop
Cryptoparty: A Digital Security …
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cryptoparty: A Digital Security & Privacy Workshop @ Sudo Room | Oakland | California | United States
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1984!! • Learn security techniques & software. • Understand why responsible security is important. • Meet with other proactive residents! Bring [...]
6:00 pm Movie: Terms & Conditions May Apply
Movie: Terms & Conditions Ma…
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Movie: Terms & Conditions May Apply @ The Sudoroom | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland Privacy Working Group will show the movie Terms & Conditions May Apply at the sudoroom on Sunday, April 20th at 6 PM.  There [...]

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