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 »

The Mill Makerspace Closes


Minneapolis lost a great maker’s resource yesterday when The Mill‘s Brian Boyle announced its closure: Since opening February 1, 2012, The Mill has been host to 90 members and 306 participants in classes ranging from soap making and sewing to Arduino microcontrollers and build your own 3D printer. Amazingly talented... Read more »

Kid Makers Need Space


Makerspaces are becoming more and more popular. If you are not familiar, a makerspace or hackerspace is a place for people to gather and make stuff. Each is pretty much unique, but they all share a sense of community and a joy for making things and sharing knowledge. However, even... Read more »