I have been toying with the idea of setting up a workshop where I can fiddle around with electronics, build stuff and meet other people whom I can learn from and collaborate with. The basic idea is to rent a place where you can set up work areas, where you can keep equipment and components and half-finished projects. Perhaps have a selection of standard electronic components (breadboards, resistors, capacitors, LEDs, transistors, microcontrollers, servos etc) that you need to build stuff.
Over the past couple of weeks I have exposed several colleagues and friends to the idea and I think I know at least 5-6 people who would like to have a place like that. I think the main problem is to find a good location at a reasonable price not too far from downtown Trondheim.
A membership model with some annual dues would probably be the way to go, but I suspect that it might not raise enough money to get us the sort of facilities we would like.
One Possibility is to look for corporate sponsors. There are several companies in town that one might be able to interest in this. Companies like Atmel, ARM, QFree etc. that might be interested in fostering an environment where people can meet to tinker, play with technology and build stuff. There's also a bunch of less known companies that do robotics and misc electronics here in Trondheim.
If you live in Trondheim and would like to do something like this: drop me a line in the comments.