What’s a Makerspace (or Hackerspace)?

  • Joan Horvath
  • Rich Cameron
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Abstract

We talk briefly about hackerspaces and makerspaces in  Chapter 1. In this chapter, we go into more depth about what these spaces can be and how people use them. Often community spaces are set up as membership organizations (like a gym). In some cases, the space is sort of a tool co-op, in that people are essentially pooling resources to buy a suite of tools that they could not afford individually. An individual’s garage or basement can be a hackerspace, but the community aspect is what makes it more than a garage.

Keywords

Laser Cutter Community Space Creative Space Citizen Science Project Robotic Team 
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© Joan Horvath and Rich Cameron 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Horvath
    • 1
  • Rich Cameron
    • 1
  1. 1.CAUnited States

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