Steel of the Week: TechShop Membership

This week’s Steel of the Week is truly a steal: membership to TechShop at over 50% off regular price. What exactly is TechShop you may be wondering?

“TechShop is a community based workshop and prototyping studio with locations nation-wide. Our seventh and newest location,TechShop Pittsburgh, offers the Pittsburgh maker community more than 16,000 square feet of workshops equipped with world class tools and equipment, computers loaded with design software featuring the Autodesk Design Suite, hundreds of classes each month, and the support and camaraderie of a community of like-minded makers.”


TechShop is more than just a workspace: it’s a community center where makers of all types can come together and celebrating the creation of new products. The professional tools and instruction the shop offers are unique to the space. We recently featured SolePower, a Pittsburgh startup that has their workspace at TechShop, and we’ve also talked about it here and here.

The steel is available on Amazon Local and LivingSocial (for only 6 more days!) and is for a one-month membership and one Choice class. These classes include in-depth instruction for a specific project, which vary from jewelry making, robot building, art installation, and many other areas. From the long list of classes offered are bound to find your dream DIY project!

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Sign Up, Save, Support IheartPGH

In case you haven’t signed up for Groupon or Living Social yet – or you are new to these sites – please consider signing up through one of our referral links.  For each person that signs up through the links below – IheartPGH earns credit or cash – which will will use for future giveaways and to make improvements to the site.

Social Coupons? both Groupon and Living Social offer a daily deal – a new one every 24 hours – that offers a coupon – usually for half off – to a local business.  The deal only happens if a certain minimum number of people sign up – there are enough people in Pittsburgh participating that the minimum number is sold pretty quickly.  If you want to sign up for either service with out using our referal links – that is fine too.  Just visit or LivingSocial and sign up. [Read more…]

Still Time for Some Summer Reading + $30 Joseph Beth Books Giveaway

We have books on the brain today and wanted to share some links that might be helpful for anyone looking for a few more books to read instead of beach reads – think burgh reads.  Scroll down for info about how to win a $30 certificate to Joseph Beth Books.

Blogging Books About the Burghbooksnat

Check out the blog Books N’At – a blog that is all about books and the burgh.  Profiles of Pittsburgh authors and a calendar of literary events too.  [Read more…]