For the community. By the community.
Root Access was founded in June 2017 with the goal of filling the gaps in Fresno's technology scene by building a community space for coders, electronics hobbyists, and other technology makers to learn, explore, and share. Within three days, having told only a handful of friends, over $13,000 was raised to help get the space off the ground. A week later, over 50 people attended a community meeting where the space was announced.
Root Access officially opened in August 2017 inside a 2,700ft² space in the Tower District, with nothing more than some plastic folding tables and a small assortment of tools. Today we have diverse tool set, including 3D printers, laser cutters, electronics workstation, wood shop, textiles and fiber arts crafting studio, and more all the time! We host tons of events, including workshops and meetups, and have grown to 72 members!