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.
How to turn your school into a maker haven KQED Article
Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces FabLearn - Stanford Book (Free download)
Invent to Learn Sylvia Libow Martinez, Gary S. Stager Book
Tinkercad a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding.