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Pensacola Hackerspace Devastated By Flooding

Pensacola Hackerspace Devastated By Flooding

40 inches of water ruined the Makerspace in Pensacola Florida. They’re asking for help rebuilding.

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Makerspace on Wheels: Building the Hackmobile

Makerspace on Wheels: Building the Hackmobile

We’re excited to announce the Hackmobile, winner of last year’s Ultimate Maker Vehicle challenge, which is currently being fabricated and will be unveiled at Maker Faire Bay Area on Saturday, May 17th.

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Open Access Secures Hackerspaces

Open Access Secures Hackerspaces

Open Access is a hackerspace security system that was born out of a project out of Fullerton, CA’s 23B Shop hackerspace. It keeps the doors of a building locked until a recognized RFID fob is applied to the reader.

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Seven Maker Faire NY Projects that Look Cool Before they Even Work

Seven Maker Faire NY Projects that Look Cool Before they Even Work

It’s a great feeling to look at something a maker brings to the Faire and know it’s going to be awesome even though they’re still putting the pieces together.

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Funding School Makerspaces

Funding School Makerspaces

Your Makerspace may not need much of a budget to operate, if you have a space you can use for free, tools to borrow, and materials found or donated. For some Makerspaces, the ones with lots of parental involvement, many of the projects are self-funded. But if your Makerspace takes place at a school without as much family support, or if you simply do not have this all in place, you may need to research community or family foundation grants to fill in the gap.

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Making Makerspaces: Creating a Business Model

Making Makerspaces: Creating a Business Model

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 to founding and running creative manufacturing space. Today, we’ll be discussing common types of expenses and income that makerspaces around the world experience on a regular basis in order to help you create a business model for a space of your own. In the process of identifying these expenses and income, we’ll review examples from several well-established spaces across the U.S. for reference.

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Inside a Brooklyn Hackerspace with Alpha One Labs

Inside a Brooklyn Hackerspace with Alpha One Labs

Amidst the flurry of excitement that was Maker Faire earlier this month, one thing that got overlooked in my own NYC backyard was the Grand re-opening of north Brooklyn’s community hackerspace Alpha One Labs. Thankfully PC Mag’s Chris Snyder & Edward Schneckloth stopped by to interview founder Sean Auriti and member Robert DeLanghe

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