WHAT IS A
“A Makerspace is a learning environment rich with possibilities. As new
hardware and software tools for making, digital design, and fabrication are
emerging, we’re working together — with teachers and community leaders
— to place those tools into the hands of a wider audience. We’re building the
infrastructure for more kids and adults to connect to a future in which they
can personally change, modify or “hack” the physical world, creating things
that were nearly impossible to do on their own just a few years ago. Making is
about getting hands-on, using these new technologies and basic tools, to do
real and personally meaningful work.”
The community is the core of any
makerspace organization. Members
are a mix of artists, engineers, skilled
trades, farmers, teachers, just about
anyone who has a passion to build
something. Members fund and
maintain the space via monthly dues.
Through this collaborative effort the
community can learn and do more
than a single individual. Lowering the
barrier for the path of creation and
SPACEThe physical location where the
community resides. Spaces range
from small garages or library rooms
to larger warehouse spaces.
Some spaces offer project areas for
longer builds or studio spaces. Many
spaces offer 24x7 access. Spaces
are typically maintained and
governed by the community.
The space is a good place to hold
classes and engage the community
through open nights during the
3D Printers, Kilns ...
Tools acquired and
maintained by the
Many makerspaces are non-
profit so those unused tools in
the shed can be used as a tax
SHAK MAKERSPACE GOALS
Members Space Tools
NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
Business and Economic Development
CELEBRATING MAKERS ON A GRAND SCALE
There are currently Maker Faires at
the National, Regional levels.
Every year we celebrate Haynes &
Apperson with a Festival.
It is time to give Makers a local home.
KOKOMO: THE CITY OF FIRSTSAmerica's First Car
First Pneumatic Rubber Tire
First Aluminum Casting
First Stellite Cobalt-based Alloy
First Stainless Steel
First American Howitzer Shell
First Aerial Bomb with Fins
First Mechanical Corn Picker
First Dirilyte Golden Hued Tableware
First Canned Tomato Juice
First Push-Button Car Radio
First All Metal Life Boats and Rafts
First Signal-Seeking Car Radio
First All Transistor Car Radio
And Many More…..
A makerspace will be an additional community
asset that will continue to add the list.
Invention has been part of our community
history and culture. With a community tool like
a makerspace we can insure that this list will
continue to grow in future generations.
If you would like to be a part of
SHAK send us an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or sign
up for our mailing list at :
What invention will you add to The City of Firsts list?
Have you wanted to build something but lack the
tools and skills to do so?
Do you want to be part of a community of like minded