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TLHackerspace

Hackerspace in Charlotte, NC. - CC attribution license to Hackerspace Charlotte.

Hackerspaces have been popping up all over the world in the last few years. Members include artists, engineers, designers, brewers, cooks, students and teachers, 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:

A hackerspace or hackspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace or creative space) is a location where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, or digital or electronic art (but also in many other realms) can meet, socialise and/orcollaborate. Hackerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studioswhere hackers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.[1]

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? Let’s get together and talk about it. If you’re interested, add a comment to this thread, or drop me a note.  If I can find a few folk who are interested in pursuing this, let’s get together for a chat.

Dave

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Drink making roulette wheel controlled drink making robot at the NYC Resistor hackerspace. CC Attribution license via author Autopilot.

Links:

Wikipedia article on hackerspaces.

Hackerspace.org

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4 Comments

  1. I might be interested in that.

  2. I’m curious. I almost think that Bread and Roses projects like the peanut butter grinder made from a bike were going in the direction this post suggests. It’s not ITish, but it has some of the maker and interesting projects elements to it.

  3. The first Tallahassee hackerspace meeting will be next Wednesday, Feb 15th – next door to the Fermentation lounge – details: http://www.meetup.com/TLHackerspace/events/51781582/

    I hope you can come.

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