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Amazing tour of Akihabara in Tokyo

On Sundays, I usually try to post up some sort of big idea or experience — something to wrap your brain around while enjoying your day off (if you’re lucky enough to have a day off, that is). Last week, it was that guy climbing the radio broadcast tower. The week before that, it was memristors. But this week, I think I’ve got something every Maker will want to see, if for no other reason than sheer, unadulterated jealousy.

The folks from the Tokyo Hackerspace created this amazing online tour of the Akihabara “Electric Town” — a Maker’s dream! — hosted by our good friend Akiba (aka freaklabs).

I found myself drooling over the metalworking tools (mini-mills — yay!), vintage radios and other crazy and obscure stuff in this place!

Guess I better start saving up for my trip!


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5 Comments

  1. Thanks for the post! Also, if any other hackerspaces are reading this, I’d totally recommend signing up on the Adafruit hackerspace list. We signed up as soon as we heard about it 🙂

    http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=hacker_spaces

  2. Too bad we don’t have such things, in US, I know some of you will think Canal Street in New York but it is not near close to the Japan market in this video. Was also thinking about this state of things and wrote an article couple of days ago:
    http://www.starlino.com/wake-up-letter-to-radioshack-the-hobbyists-are-back.html

  3. The whole video, I’m thinking “Wait! Stop! Back here…what’s this??”

  4. Fortunately for my bank-account, the amount of money I am able to spend in Akihabara is always limited by the capacity of my luggage.

  5. @J.Peterson Actually, we had two constraints that made it so that we had to go in and out of the stores quickly. The first was that Patrick’s camera had a limited battery life and we couldn’t recharge. The second was that most of the stores don’t allow pictures so we were doing some covert filming. But information wants to be free 🙂

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