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Makerspace

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A makerspace (also known as a hackerspace, hackspace, hacklab, or creative space) is a community operated place where people can work on projects. These projects benefit from sharing tools, space and the cross-fertilization of ideas.

Makerspaces Worldwide[edit | edit source]

Hackerspaces.org has a very complete, community maintained, listing of makerspaces. Hackspace.org.uk has a listing of UK based makerspaces. Some examples from Wikipedia:Hackerspace include:

  • BucketworksW in Milwaukee
  • c-baseW in Berlin
  • The Cowtown Computer CongressW in Kansas City
  • KiberpipaW in Ljubljana
  • HacDCW in Washington, DC[1]
  • Hacker DojoW in Mountain View
  • MetalabW in Vienna
  • NoisebridgeW in San Francisco[2]
  • NYC ResistorW in New York City
  • Pumping Station OneW in Chicago
  • TOG (hackerspace)W in Dublin[3]


See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Musgrove, Mike. Where tinkerers take control of technology. The Washington Post. April 19, 2009.
  2. Tweney, Dylan. DIY Freaks Flock to ‘Hacker Spaces’ Worldwide. Wired Magazine. March 29, 2009.
  3. Antonelli, Lenny and Walsh, Jason. Hackers seek physical space outside the virtual world. The Irish Times Fri 04 Apr 2009.

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