Hackerspaces have been popping up all over the world in the last few years. Members include artists, engineers, designers, brewers, cooks, students and teachers,Â old folk and young, people who have a project and need a place to do it. It’s a shared workspace for people working on projects that are bigger than they have room for at home or which used tools that might best be shared. Samples of tools shared at other spaces around the world include industrial sewing machines, 3D printers, laser cutters, lathes, drill presses, vacuum formers.
Here’s what Wikipedia says about hackerspaces:
AÂ hackerspaceÂ orÂ hackspaceÂ (also referred to as aÂ hacklab,Â makerspaceÂ orÂ creative space) is a location where people with common interests, often inÂ computers,Â technology,Â science, orÂ digitalÂ orÂ electronic artÂ (but also in many other realms) can meet,Â socialiseÂ and/orcollaborate. Hackerspaces can be viewed asÂ open communityÂ labsÂ incorporating elements ofÂ machine shops,Â workshopsÂ and/orÂ studioswhereÂ hackersÂ can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.
The facilities of a hackerspace are only limited by the imaginations of their members and the limitations of the physical space.
Tallahassee is a good candidate for a hackerspace. We know how to do co-ops here. There are a lot of smart talented people hanging around.
Do you want to play?Â Let’s get together and talk about it. If you’re interested, add a comment to this thread, or drop me a note. Â If I can find a few folk who are interested in pursuing this, let’s get together for a chat.
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