In an old Knights of Columbus social club, a 3-D printer whirred to life. The newly built unit is a fitting first project for a new clubhouse of tech-savvy DIY tinkerers—a machine that can make machines.

The whirring took place behind an unmarked exterior on State Street in a brick-walled room newly filled with five computers, a variety of work tables and tools, a robotic arm, an old table saw and drill press, and a salvaged laser cutter that’s being nursed back to health after a fire.

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