Q: What is a maker space?
A: A maker space is a place for creative people to hang out. Activities include building stuff, solving problems, talking about whatever, group activities, teaching and learning.
Q: I see the terms hacker-space and maker-space used together. I thought hacking was “bad”
A: Depending on who you ask, a hacker and maker space are the same thing. “hacking” is only bad when doing bad things. Hacking is just another word for modifying or tinkering. Most of the time “hackers” are taking things apart to see how they work and if they can improve them or use them for some other purpose. This often leads to a better understanding of technology and further innovations.
Q: Are you a non-profit?
A: Not yet. We are planing on filing for non-profit status once we get enough members and funding to make it a viable endeavor. We are looking for about 30 members and a couple of corporate sponsors before we take the next step.
Q:This is a cool idea! How do I help?
A:First, sign up for the web site and let us know your interested. What we really need is to get the word out. Read up on us and other maker spaces. Tell your friends and family about us. If your a business or corporation contact us about what support you may want to give.