Makers are:Scholars, improvers,and sharersLinus Torvalds –Developer of theLinux kernel
2. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. (i.e. an astronomy hacker)(RFC1392, The Internet Users Glossary)Makers are:.Problem SolversBrent SolinaFounder ofMicrOrganicTechnologiesSquare Inc – Creditcard paymentprocessing solution
Setting up a makerspace:It’s not as hard (or expensive)as you’d think
What do you need?• Space• Interested People• Website / Blog• Equipment• A little funding• Enthusiasm!
But what about the money?• Mackerspaces are notexpensive• They encourage restorationof “vintage” equipment• There’s lots of grantfunding available• Donations of time,equipment and money mayfar exceed yourexpectations
Funding sources for makerspaces● Grants● Sponsorship● EconomicDevelopment● Kickstarter● Fund drives● Subscriptions
Makerspacemodels● Community● Co-op● Subscription● Landlord● Corporate● Municipal
Summing it all up● Makerspaces are places that provide theopportunity for people to innovate and learn● Places for sharing resources● Shared tools, shared ideas, sharedenthusiasm!● Access to things you can’t do at home● They aren’t difficult to start up