What’s So Awesome About Makerspaces?

Mt. Elliott Makerspace

Mt. Elliott Makerspace

Witnessing the collaboration and hands-on learning that happens at makerspaces is nothing short of inspirational. Seeing a community come together to create such a positive space for all members is thrilling. Mt. Elliott Makerspace in Detroit has been featured before on the blog, but they recently created this video titled “What Is the Mt. Elliott Makerspace” that really captures the essence and magic of what makes makerspaces so awesome.

Check it out:

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From their site:

The Mt Elliott Makerspace is a community workshop that serves as an environment for knowledge exchange and entrepreneurial experimentation through “making.” The intention of the Mt Elliott Makerspace is to pool the talents and tools of creative makers by serving as a gathering space for learning, sharing and doing. By concentrating this maker spirit, the Makerspace may begin to effectively address community challenges related to education, economic development, and well-being.

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I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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