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Headline: Grand Opening of QC Co-Lab to showcase technology, offer workspace for Quad Cities.

DAVENPORT, IOWA - AUGUST 28TH 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Robots, high-voltage displays and more await technology enthusiasts at the Grand Opening of the QC Co-Lab. The QC Co-Lab will open its doors Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19 at its permanent location at 1033 East 53rd Street, Davenport, IA near the Hamilton Technical College.

"What we're about is taking things apart, learning how they work, and doing something neat with that knowledge," said Steve Hamer, QC Co-Lab President. "We're excited to open the doors and provide space for people to learn and collaborate."

Events are planned throughout the weekend and include technology talks, a swap meet and vendor area, scavenger hunt, and giveaways. All activities are free and open to the public. To register for the event and find more information, visit www.qccolab.com/grandopening.

The QC Co-lab is the first and only independent "makerspace" (sometimes referred to as a hackerspace or projectspace) in the Quad Cities area. Formed by local technology enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, the space and its membership look to extend the Quad Cities art and technology community.

The 4000 square-foot space space tentatively includes a classroom, recording studio, library, conference room, kitchen, and workshop space, and is accessible 24-hours a day for dues-paying members. The QC Co-Lab will also host public events, which groups can reserve all or part of the space. For more information about the QC Co-lab including membership opportunities and upcoming events, visit www.qccolab.com, or contact QC Co-Lab Vice President Jeremy Borchert at 563.340.9969.