I learned today that TechShop RDU is closing.
I live in Cary, North Carolina, part of the "Research Triangle" known for the prevalence of Tech and Biotech companies. It's part of why I decided to relocate here almost 8 years ago, from the Virginia suburbs of Washington.
I'm saddened by this turn of events, even though I never did anything to help TechShop stick around. I liked the fact that it was here, even if the pricing of it was a little higher than I could justify spending on a hobby.
I should resolve to try harder to be involved in local hacker efforts. It's not been a matter of desire, but of free time.