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Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving downtown

Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving downtown

Since 2010, Xerocraft "hackerspace" has welcomed frustrated engineers, curious tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers of all stripes to share ideas and equipment in a beat-up commercial building on South Sixth Avenue.

June 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving downtown

Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving downtown

Connor Barickman steps into Xerocraft, where do-it-yourselfers to share space, equipment and ideas. Xerocraft will join workspaces downtown to form a Downtown Innovative District.

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Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving downtown

Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving downtown

A mustache comb begins to take shape in a 3-D printer, which "prints" objects by building up layers of material.

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Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving dowtown

Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving dowtown

Stephen Haynes, left, and Connor Barickman help as Jeremy Briddle troubleshoots a problem he's having making an 8-bit video game character using a laser cutter at Xerocraft. Dale Tersey, secretary of the hackerspace, is on the right.

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Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving downtown

Tucson tech: Xerocraft cooperative workspace for tinkerers moving downtown

Alex Barton uses a 3-D printer at Xerocraft to make a mustache comb that he designed to replace the one he lost. In addition to providing space and equipment, the nonprofit offers classes on topics such as welding, machining, lasers and robotics.

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Tucson Oddity: Lighted 'Desert O' downtown provides new angle on round

Tucson Oddity: Lighted 'Desert O' downtown provides new angle on round

It could be a doughnut or strange inner tube. But then again, "Desert O," near City Hall, means whatever the viewer wants it to.

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Tucson Oddity: Lighted 'Desert O' downtown provides new angle on round

Tucson Oddity: Lighted 'Desert O' downtown provides new angle on round

It could be a doughnut or strange inner tube. But then again, "Desert O," near City Hall, means whatever the viewer wants it to.

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Tucson Oddity: Lighted 'Desert O' downtown provides new angle on round

Tucson Oddity: Lighted 'Desert O' downtown provides new angle on round

Many inventions that keep us going are based on the circle - things such as wheels, gears … even doughnuts. The circle is an organic shape. We see it in the sky, on our bodies, in our gardens - pretty much everywhere we look.

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Education notes

CDO seniors heading to US culinary event

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Historic Manning House closing as event center, goes up for sale

Historic Manning House closing as event center, goes up for sale

The front entryway to the Manning House in downtown Tucson displays intricate architechtural designs. The house is selling for $2.48 million - "a bargain," says the owner.

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Tucson's Manning House closing as event center, goes up for sale

Tucson's Manning House closing as event center, goes up for sale

One of the go-to spaces to hold events in Tucson, the historic Manning House, has been put on the market. It will host no events after July 11.

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Streetcar work cited in closing of Sharks Nightclub

Streetcar work cited in closing of Sharks Nightclub

Sharks Nightclub on East Congress Street has closed, making it the first business casualty attributed to construction of the modern streetcar.

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Pedicone, 3 principals travel to S. Korea

TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone and other district representatives are in South Korea this week working on a student exchange program.

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Peterson building getting fix-up

Peterson building getting fix-up

The closed-down building at 37 E. Pennington St. isn't much to look at, but that will change due to the Downtown Tucson Partnership's facade improvement program. City High School will be the new occupant.

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Peterson building getting fix-up

Peterson building getting fix-up

This artist's rendering shows the remodeled facade for City High School's expansion into the old Cele Peterson building at 37 E. Pennington St.

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Peterson building getting fix-up

Peterson building getting fix-up

A Pennington Street building so unremarkable and crumbling that most Tucsonans probably have never noticed it is about to get a makeover. In its new form, it will shine - literally.

June 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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More downtown restaurants offering sidewalk patio dining

More downtown restaurants offering sidewalk patio dining

Enjoying a coffee or a cocktail and watching the street life unfold could soon become more common in downtown Tucson.

May 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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More downtown restaurants offering sidewalk patio dining

More downtown restaurants offering sidewalk patio dining

Beth Tucker enjoys the patio at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails at 135 S. Sixth Ave. Restaurateur Janos Wilder said sidewalk seating is "a good idea. ... We live in a place where we can be outside a lot of the time, and we should take advantage of it."

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Sense of place

Sense of place

Chef Janos Wilder is spotlighting Tucson cuisine in a series of sense of place menus at his Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, 135 S. Sixth Ave. 

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Safford school's art project brings generations together magically

Safford school's art project brings generations together magically

Second-graders Jordan Murillo, left, and Carlos Rodriguez try to get the goo - paste made from water, wheat flour and sugar - off their hands.

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