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Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.

Arduino Boards

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardwar

Cutting Edge Lasers

The laser cutter is probably the most versatile and convenient tool available for any  makerspace

3D Printer Innovation

Low cost, and do it yourself 3D printing is the cutting edge of the on demand, fast prototyping,

Education

Students looking to get involved at school don't have to look far.  Whether it’s a small project with a few friends or a graded assignment due,...

Public Makerspaces

Currently, makerspaces are taking off everywhere, there might even be one near you!  Some makerspaces operate under a mechanic where members pay...

Member Supported

Some makerspaces are supported by membership fees.  These are more common than free, public makerspaces so if you're looking for a makerspace near...

Spotlight

Appropriately nickednamed Headquarters, the Livingston Campus Hackerspace was once the post headquarters for Camp Kilmer during World War II.

Do-it-yourself hubs are giving a boost to tinkerers and inventors

In China, Lessons of a 'Hackerspace'

Several years ago, Peng Ziyun was at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, studying music and technology. She learned about sound engineering and wanted to build something of her own. But she didn't know how, and she didn't have anyone to teach her. An Internet search led her to Xinchejian, China's first formal "hackerspace," a community-run workshop where ordinary people tinker with everything from art projects to robots.

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Co-Lab Hackathon (Photo: Michael Faber, Duke University)

Duke Co-Lab Invites Students to Write Their Own Technology

As a freshman at Duke University Robert Ansel was frustrated that he couldn't use the e-print service available on campus through his smartphone.

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What are Makerspaces?

Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs and in California - Makerhoods), according to Wikipedia,  are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices.  Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

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