If you are interested in robotics, computers, laser cutting, 3D printing or any other forms of technology then a new movement in Tamworth might be just for you.
Local enthusiast Trevor Bradberry has put out a public call for anyone interested in starting a Tamwort Tech Shed, and in just weeks 30 members have joined the Facebook page.
“It’s a proposed community workshop where members would have access to computer controlled manufacturing equipment,” he said.
“It’s more of a maker-space or community workshop where knowledge and skills can be learnt or passed on – a space to discuss and share ideas as well as a meeting place for people with a common interest.”
Mr Bradberry initially floated the idea on Facebook early last year and only received one response.
However his recent second effort recorded such a response that he has already officially authorised the the association and started composing a constitution.
“We have a committee of four people and 30 members in the group already,” he said.
“The group will be on a subscription basis where everyone pays a monthly fee to use the equipment.
“We will need a relatively secure building, just a shed really, and enough members to pay the bills.
“I have a few tools and items I could loan to get the shed started, but am starting to look at grants and other donations to get a start.”
Tech sheds are gaining popularity all over the world, and Mr Bradberry hopes there is enough interest to start one in Tamworth.
“It is early days, but we have a lot of interested people.”
Anyone interested can contact the group on Facebook at Tamworth Tech Shed.