Latest from Gui Cavalcanti


It's time for another World Maker Faire! Soon, tens of thousands of people will come to New York to see hundreds of art pieces, robots, vehicles, and everything in between. Many of the pieces on display were created by dedicated makers working out of their garages, but a growing number... Read more »

Gui Cavalcanti is the co-founder of Artisan's Asylum in Somerville MA.   He was the organizer of the "How to Make a Makerspace" workshop.

This is the second in a series of posts called Making Makerspaces, a distillation of the information gathered for a series of How to Make a Makerspace workshops produced by Artisan's Asylum and MAKE. These posts will appear on a more-or-less weekly basis, and will focus on mission-critical topics related... Read more »


This is the first in a series of posts documenting how to start a makerspace of your own in your local community. This post is focused on the one question almost everyone asks when starting a space - how do you get insurance for your makerspace? We'll start with a... Read more »


The past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can lead the intended audience to become incredibly confused as to why there might be so many... Read more »