Charles was in need of a new residence for various robots and maker projects – once it spills into the yard the city often comes knocking at the door. House hunting is never an easy task and it’s just that much more complicated when you need space for making.
This fine location was chosen not for its redeeming characteristics such as a quiet neighborhood, good schools, proximity to recreation, excellent services, or anything a normal adult would care about.
Nah, I saw the 4-wide hangar bay, two driveways, entire finished basement, and wide open yard… and decided to encroach.
The house chosen offers a maker a lot of goodness: four garage bays and a finished basement inside the house provides both conditioned and outdoor space.
The challenge is moving the maker inventory, projects and tools + supplies from old residence A to new place B.
If one is lucky, they have friends (and buy pizza).
This is the culmination of the moving effort for that weekend: the entire garage was evacuated, the robot crate had been knocked down and sorted into totes and shelves, and the house was completely clear of tools and equipment. Only regular people furniture remained, which I hired an actual moving company to handle (I wasn’t about to trust randos with my equipment and shoddy shelf casters)
See all the details that Charles had to work out in the blog post here.
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