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We are Noisebridge

Noisebridge is an infrastructure provider for technical-creative projects, collaboratively run by our members. We are a non-profit educational institution intended for public benefit. We operate primarily in a 5,200 square-foot space located in the heart of San Francisco. We teach, we learn, we share. Read more about Noisebridge or watch a short video...

We are committed to providing a safe space to work, learn, and play. Please read and understand our anti-harassment policy and community standards. This is how we expect people to behave when they are at Noisebridge, and you should also expect this standard of bhavior from others in the space.

Noisebridge relies on your donations to continue operating. If you have found Noisebridge useful, please consider donating to help us keep operating.

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We're located at:
2169 Mission St, San Francisco
OpenStreetMap - Google Maps
2 blocks South of 16th & Mission BART

Create With Us!

Our 5,200 square-foot space (483m2) contains an electronics lab, machine shop, sewing/crafting supplies, two classrooms, conference area, library, darkroom, and kitchen. Everyone is welcome to use our many resources. Find others to create with. Find help with your projects. Help others with their projects. Learn, teach, share. Come to Noisebridge and create!

Noisebridge's public hours are now 24/7. New visitors are welcome any time (all ages, all skill levels), but it's best to visit when members are present or during an event to make sure we have a volunteer to show you around and make introductions.

Front door to our space at 2169 Mission
Arduino for Total Newbies Workshop at Noisebridge
A space to learn and create neat things
Soldering Workshop at Noisebridge
Hacking, it's more than just electronics
Craft hacking
digital blueprint of the space as of Nov. 2012

Events and Classes

Full Event Listing | Unofficial Google Calendar

Want to attend a class or event? Before you arrive or once you're at the space, just ask the teacher or event organizer if you can be their guest. Read more about our access policy. Please see our events hosting page for suggestions on how to use Noisebridge for your event/class/workshop.

Not all events make it onto this calendar. Many events only make it to the Discussion or Announcements mailing lists, IRC or in person at Tuesday meetings. Best of all, Noisebridge is about people getting together at the space in San Francisco to do stuff. DO pay attention, as some events just arise organically from the bottom up!

Want to host your event at Noisebridge? We like seeing classes and talks on interesting things pertaining to various subjects of hacking. Most of all, we like seeing familiar faces. Please participate in the space and our weekly Tuesday meetings to see if we're the right audience for what you want to share before announcing a new event. Additionally, please see our events hosting page for suggestions on how to use Noisebridge for your event/class/workshop.

Upcoming Events edit

Monday, November 30, 19:00: Sort & Snack - Help organize the electrical components at Noisebridge, Two hours of sorting and snacking! Bring drinks, snacks or just yourself. No experience necessary! Together we will organize the electronics components and input them into our swanky database. Enthusiasm and curiosity encouraged. Please RSVP to our Hardware [mailinglist] with your name and whether you can sort (no xp needed; Win7/MacOs/linux all fine) or input (xp encouraged)

Saturday, December 12, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES, The 12-Dec GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has Noisebands and vegan pancakes!
Bands: Bullshit Detector, Cliff Caruthers, Maloclusion, Angela K. Roberts & Scott Goff, Ok Cor Mortem

Saturday, December 12, 19:00: [[32C3 travel gathering + PGP/OTR/Signal/Pond key verification party!|32C3 travel gathering + PGP/OTR/Signal/Pond key verification party!]], Come and drink and get your key signed.

Saturday, January 9, 12:00: GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES, The 9-Jan GODWAFFLE NOISE PANCAKES has Noisebands and vegan pancakes!
Bands: TBD

Recurring Events edit

E - Every week.
1st - Certain weeks, e.g. 1st week only.
-2nd - Except certain weeks, or other schedule exceptions.


  • E 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Circuit Hacking Mondays  
    - Learn to solder! And make cool things with electronics. Mitch, J, Rolf, Miloh, Cedric, Cheng, Greg, and/or a host of others will bring kits-for-purchase to make cool, hackable things for all skill levels that you can bring home after you make them! Many designed for absolute beginners! Bring your own projects to hack! Bring things to fix! All ages. All are welcome! See the Discuss list and the Announce list for weekly updates.
  • E 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Front-end Web Development - Learn HTML/CSS/JS. A series of talks on different topics every week, taught in the Church classroom. Recap of last week's material starts at 7:30 pm. Join the WebDev list or the Announce list for updates.
  • E Take Out the Trash Night -- Round One Be sure to put bins out by midnight as the trash truck comes between 1:30 to 2:30am.
  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Intermediate Python with PyClass - Crash course in the Python standard library. Monday session is held in Turing Classroom.


  • E 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Songbridge Music Making Tuesdays - Beginner-friendly music making and mentoring meetup with Ableton/GarageBand/Logic tutorials for beginners and peer collabs. (Noise Square Table).
  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Ruby and Rails class - Seminar and workshop for learning everything about Ruby, Rails, and web application development (Church classroom). See the Announce list for weekly updates.
  • E 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm Gamebridge Unityversity Game Dev Tuesdays - Beginner-friendly game development class and meetup, learn and share C# Unity coding, 2D/3D art, design, writing and audio. Learn how to mentor and help teach game dev. (Noise Square Table).
  • E 7:30 pm Noisebridge Weekly Meeting - Introducing new people and events to the space, general discussion, and decision-making on key issues. This is your space, folks. Come on out here in person to express what you think about what's going on with it!


  • E 7:00 pm Digital Archivists - Learn how to scan books and help build book scanners.
  • 11th alternating monthly 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm - Cyberspectrum: Software Defined Radio Meetup in the Hackatorium(new): A place to learn and exchange ideas about SDR. Presentations on concepts, mystery signals, hardware/software and cool applications. Event alternates monthly between SF and the South Bay.
  • 1st 7:30pm to 10pm Art with Software in Church room. Present your personal and expressive art made with software/hardware of your making and get feedback and critical dialogue from fellow artist/technologists. Find collaborators and find better ways to make such work. Event info and registration is specifically on the group's Meetup webpage here. Next gathering is October 7.
  • E 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Dream Team Neuro Hackery - EEG research & development project with general interest in sleep, dreaming, creative intelligence, and many loosely related topics such as: neurophysiology, signal processing, cognitive neuroscience, and (especially) hacking code and devices for data acquisition and analysis. Join us at the CollaborationStation (near the Hackatorium). Expect general discussion around 8 PM - usually moving along by 9 PM to focus on more technical aspects of current project. Please note: Next meeting will be Wednesday December 2nd (we won't be meeting the Wednesday before Thanksgiving)

Super Thursdays!

  • E Trash Night -- Round Two - Take out the trash for Friday morning! Do it by midnight as truck comes ~1:30am to 2:30am.
  • 3rd 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friends of FreeBSD welcomes all skill levels to learn more about FreeBSD, to actually use and help promote the FreeBSD project, and to get involved in preventing this operating system from dying.
  • E 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Front-end Web Development Lab - Understand by doing! A recap of Monday's lecture in workshop form - and a good time for one-on-one help with the material. Meets in Turing.
  • 2nd 7:00pm to 9:00pm Cryptopal working group - Learn cryptography through coding challenges that demonstrate attacks on real-world cryptography. A different way to learn than taking a class or reading a book!
  • 3rd 7:00 pm Five Minutes of Fame a.k.a. 5MoF - lightning 5min talks every 3rd Thursday of the month



  • E 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CPP Class discussion in Hackitorum/Fox Lounge/Church. Currently looking for folks wanting to help plan out lessons.
  • E 1:00 pm Zine Hacking Hacking on the good ol' fashioned analog Zine with Torrie, Mari and anyone who wants to come and be excellent and make excellent art.
  • alternating monthly 3:00 pm Goths & Crafts Spooky people making spooky things in the sewing area. All kinds of crafts welcome and things don't necessarily have to be goth. But if you have an eye towards the darker side of the color spectrum, this may be for you!


  • E 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm Dungeons and Dragons in Church, currently looking for new players.
  • alternating monthly 1:00 pm Monthly Lock Sport Collaboration: Come learn how to pick locks and learn more about them with the SF Bay Area chapter of TOOOL. The group meets on alternating months at Noisebridge and in San Jose. Check the TOOOL SF announcement list for details.
  • (defunct?) E 2pm to 4pm Algorithms Study Group in Church or Turing classroom - Whiteboarding + looking at really fun computer science topics. We want to make interviewing for code interviews fun and even continue our algorithm skills when we are not interviewing! Affiliated with Women Who Code, but Men welcome too.
  • 2nd 2:00 pm BAHA - Bay Area Hacker's Association - security meeting
  • E 3:00 pm Go - Playing of the Go board game. On nice days we often take the boards to Dolores Park and play there.
  • E 6:00 pm Plan 9 class (if not Noisebridge check Sycamore)
  • E 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm .impact Workathons in Turing classrom. Work on projects that will help humanity & beyond.

You don't need to be a member to participate in a class or workshop at Noisebridge!

Want to host your event at Noisebridge? We like seeing classes and talks on interesting things pertaining to various subjects of hacking. Most of all, we like seeing familiar faces. Please participate in the space and our weekly Tuesday meetings to see if we're the right audience for what you want to share before announcing a new event. Additionally, here are some Hosting an Event tips.


i am a poem
will you snuff me out?
kitchy decoration
home sweet home cross stitch
who calls the shots
around here anyhow

Intro Poster: How we explain ourselves to new visitors.

Resources: Stuff in the space -- computer network & servers, project areas, tools, bulk orders from Digikey/McMaster/Mouser.

Safety in the Space: What to do in case of an emergency.

Press Coverage: mentions of Noisebridge in the media (both blog and dead tree).

Identity: A collection of resources revolving around our identity and logo.

The Neighborhood: What's in the neighborhood around 2169 Mission

Hosting an Event at Noisebridge: Suggestions on how to use Noisebridge for your event/class/workshop.

Hackerspace Infos: Howtos, Background, and friendly Hackerspaces elsewhere.

Get in Touch

          2261 Market Street #235-A
          San Francisco, CA 94114

Hackerspace Passports accepted here

          2169 Mission St, 3rd floor
          San Francisco, CA 94110


Noisebridge is up! We began building Noisebridge in February 2007. Since December 2007 we've had regular Tuesday meetings, and rented our first physical space as of October 1st 2008. We quickly outgrew our first space and have been at our much larger 5,200 square-foot second location since October 1st 2009. We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization as of July 2009, retroactive to October 2008.

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