The Geek Group

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The Geek Group
Status active
Country United States of America

State or District

Michigan

City Grand Rapids

Date of founding

1994/07/07

Last Updated 2013-07-09
Website http://www.thegeekgroup.org

Phone

616-466-GEEK

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/thegeekgroup

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/thegeekgroup

Ustream

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-geek-group-behind-the-scenes-live-feed

Twitter

http://twitter.com/thegeekgroup

E-mail

info@thegeekgroup.org

Snail mail

902 Leonard NW
49504 Grand Rapids
United States of America

Number of members

Over 4000 World Wide"WorldWide" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

Membership fee

Basic Membership is free to any and all persons with a sincere and passionate desire to learn. Optional Paid memberships are available via monthly (or quarterly, or annual) payment, or through volunteer hours. Paid memberships are $20 for an Online membership or $40 Month Full Lab Access.

Size of rooms

42,000 square feet

Members
Location 42° 59' 6.6984", -85° 41' 28.4064"
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The Geek Group provides access to science, technology, engineering and math by developing programming and facilities for individuals and institutions to learn, explore, innovate and play at an independent pace according to their needs.

The Geek Group is a US 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Geek Group has over four thousand members scattered across the globe, in every state in the US and one hundred and forty one countries.

The internet has proven for decades that Geeks love social interaction. We just appreciate different things that society at large. The very early days of social networking were done by Geeks, back when the BBS systems and Newsgroups were the core of the internet the population was overwhelmingly Geeks. The popularity of sites such as Slashdot proves that we’re still there. Geeks built the internet, we’re not going away anytime soon.

But contrary to the opinion of many Geeks, there is a world outside of the computer. Stepping out into the Big Blue Room makes social interaction much more complicated. This is where membership in The Geek Group comes into play. The Geek Group is a place where Geeks can congregate in real life. Within these walls the typical social structure of American culture simply doesn’t exist. It doesn’t matter what you wear, what you look like, or how much of a dork you are. Age, race, sexuality, religion, social caste, none of these things have any importance here. All that matters is your mind. The Geek Group provides the social freedom of the internet, combined with the ability to actually interact with real people in a brick and mortar environment.

The Geek Group gives them a physical place to band together, pool their resources, and together accomplish more than any one of them can separately. We are a Force Multiplier for genius. In addition to that by providing large-scale tools than none of them could reasonably own on their own, like giant CNC equipment, robots, and millions of dollars in materials and parts we allow them to take their creativity to staggering new levels.

Membership in The Geek Group is open to anyone with a sincere and passionate desire to learn. By becoming a member you will have access to our massive online forums and be immediately connected with a worldwide collection of your peers. Topics in our forums cover all aspects of Science and Technology, Engineering, Design, Geek culture, Humor and Lifestyle. New topics post every day and we have membership that spans the globe.

Membership is free to any and all persons with a sincere and passionate desire to learn. Paid memberships are available to persons who wish to use parts of the facility, and are 100% optional.

Basic membership is and always will be free. Basic membership includes access to the forums, basic visitor access to Geek Group facilities and discounts on public events and activities. Paid memberships are available via monthly (or quarterly, or annual) payment, or through volunteer hours. Paid memberships are $20 for an Online membership or $40 Month Full Lab Access.

Corporate memberships are also available and will give your business a fluid, exchangeable membership that can be distributed however you wish amongst your employees or group. If you have an interest in a Charter Membership, please contact us directly.


Facilities Include:

  • High Energy Physics Lab - Including two 2.4 million volt Tesla Coils
  • Audio and Video Production Studios
  • CNC Machine Shop - Haas Routing Table and Lathe
  • Robotics Lab - Including operational 9ft Kuka Robotic Arm
  • Automotive Lab with Hoist
  • Electronics Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Wood Shop
  • Occasional Nerf Battles


Under Construction:

  • Audio and Video Recording Studios
  • Full Kitchen
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