DIY Space Exploration Takes Flight


I visited the Citizen Astronaut and Space Hacker Workshop in Silicon Valley this weekend, hosted by Hacker Dojo, to see what’s new and exciting in DIY space stuff. This much is clear after just the first day: If you haven't explored it before, now is the time to start looking... Read more »

Hackerspace Happenings for April 29


Are you a hackerspace member? We want to know about cool projects you are working on, or have completed, tools you’re using, fun stories about your space and its members, best practices you’d like to share with other spaces, etc. Say you build a new CNC mill–we want to hear... Read more »

Alpha One Labs Grand Opening Party

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Brooklyn, NY’s Alpha One Labs hackerspace is throwing a grand opening party (May 18th at 7pm) and fundraiser to buy a sign for their storefront as well as to bank funds in order to keep 3 months’ rent in the kitty. Your contribution will allow us to thrive without the... Read more »

Where Are the Women?


If you've been to your local hacker/makerspace and there weren't many women, did you stop and wonder about that? I hope so, but unfortunately a common reaction is to think, “I guess women just aren’t into building stuff.” As one of the few women directors of a U.S. makerspace, I... Read more »

Maker Scouts Love Bugs


As educators, we are always seeking subjects that are robust enough to allow children to have choices and are gender neutral to maximize engagement. The Exploratory specializes in developing projects that incorporate several learning opportunities into one project. This week, we introduced circuits and robotics and continued woodworking skills all... Read more »