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According to Mitch Altman, 22 hackerspaces were represented at Maker Faire Detroit. That’s quite an impressive turnout from the Midwest and Canada.

OmniCorp Detroit (OCD) — Detroit, MI

I3 — Ferndale, MI

All Hands Active (AHA) — Ann Arbor, MI

A2 MechShop — Ann Arbor, MI

Site3 — Toronto, ON

Hacklab.TO — Toronto, ON

Kwartzlab — Kitchener, ON

think|haus — Hamilton, ON

BloomingLabs — Bloomington, IN

Independent Media Center — Urbana, IL

LVL1 — Louisville, KY

Hive13 — Cincinnati, OH

Arch Reactor — St. Louis, MO

CCCKC — Kansas City, MO

Paper Street Motors — Detroit, MI

Pumping Station: One — Chicago, IL

Hack PGH — Pittsburgh, PA

Noisebridge — San Francisco, CA

LVL1 — Louisville, KY

Quad Cities Co-Lab — Quad Cities, IL/IA

Sector67 — Madison, WI

Interlock Rochester — Rochester, NY

The founder of Noisebridge in SF, Mitch organized a panel discussion on hackerspaces on both days at Maker Faire Detroit. In addtion, he was organizing the “learn to solder” area. Mitch is currently on a “Learn to Solder” tour of hackerspaces in the Midwest and he’s scheduled to be in Louisville, KY this Saturday at LVL1 hackerspace. The Louisville Courier-Journal featured LVL1 in a recent article:

Maker Movement expands to Louisville: Area gadget builders open workshop

The growth of hackerspaces, particularly over the last year, is just amazing.

Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I’m Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (

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