A new Fresno business is catering to hackers

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Located off of Van Ness, the building which was once a record store is now a shared rentable workspace (KFSN)

The computers, keyboards, and 3d printers are running inside the new business - Root Access Hackerspace.

"The original meaning of the word hacker, which is a creative problem solver," said Derek Payton, Root Acess Hackerspace, co-founder.

Derek Payton is one of the co-founders who says hackers are not necessarily all bad and now he is catering to their needs.

"There's still more that can be done in the tech community here. Right now there's not a lot that serves the hardware hackers and so we wanted to fill that gap in the tech scene here," said Payton.

Located off of Van Ness, the building which was once a record store is now a shared rentable workspace.

"It's a community technology workspace. It operates kind of like a gym you pay a monthly membership fee, you get access to the space and all the tools and equipment that we have here," Payton said.

It costs about $60 a month for a daily member.

Andrew Runner is helping run the business, which has a mini maker space.

"Once you've coded on a board, maybe you want to build something to go around that board and if you're building a robot it's gotta interact with the world in some way shape or form," said Runner.

People can also use soldering equipment to a laser cutter to a sewing machine for their technology projects.

"It's about the collaboration that happens and the cool stuff you do together, not just sitting around at home in your kitchen or in your garage 'tinkering around on something by yourself," said Payton.

Root access hackerspace will have its grand opening Saturday.

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