A makerspace is also known as a hackerspace, hackspace, hacklab.  In face, Wikipedia doesn’t have a page for Makerspaces, it directs you to a hackerspace page.

Personally, I’ve followed the hacker and maker movement loosely for a few years. I get excited and intrigued by it all.  I’m not sure how I feel about it being so tech focused these days.  I’d love to see more of a balance in maker spaces, where people are encourage to make things with their hands.  This includes tech, but also includes a number of other things - pottery, painting, woodwork, etc.

Most makerspaces these days are for adults.  I’d love to see communities pop up where children can participate too.


Tech Resources:

  • Tinkercad  a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding.