State of Makerspaces 2015 Anonymous Results
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CountryHow many members do you have?How are your membership fees structured?What are the operating hours of your space?Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Youth 5+]Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Teens (13-18)]Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Post-Secondary Students ]Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Adults]Rank the most prevelant age ranges represented among your members. One (1) being most represented and five (5) being least [Seniors (65+)]Rank the range of expertise represented in your membership. [Absolute beginner (never touched the tools before)]Rank the range of expertise represented in your membership. [Moderate knowledge (some experience but still needs lots of direction)]Rank the range of expertise represented in your membership. [Intermediate (working knowledge looking to refresh skills)]Rank the range of expertise represented in your membership. [Professional (uses tools for a living and uses the space for access to more equipment)]What type of outreach tools do you use to attract new members?What year did you open?Are you non-profit or for-profit?Do you receive government subsidies or grants to support your operations?How many staff members do you employ?What percentage of the people involved in your organization are volunteers?Which initiative contributes the most to your bottom line?What is the most popular piece of equipment used in your space?What is the price range of the workshops you host at your space?Are you profitable?What is the average number of participants in the workshops you host?What have been the biggest challenges to making your space a success?Would you consider your space well integrated in the arts, design, and tech culture of your city?If No: what are you missing to help you become more integrated? If Yes: what has helped this?If you could get help with any one thing for your space what would it be?What have you found to be the most effective outreach tool for attracting new members.Is your space affiliated with any other organization?What access do people have to your space?
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United States201-300Every membership is monthly.

Community membershp: $50 per month. Access to design lab, shared table space and tool library. Access to wood shop, metal shop and craft lab (screen printing, sewing, jewelry) with shop pass (shop pass is $50/day or 5 days for $100)

Craft Lab: $80/month. Same as Community membership + access to Craft lab. Open-close everyday.

Free-time: $150/month. Access to all shops Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm & Sat, Sun Open to Close.

Unlimited: $200/month. Access to all shops open to close everyday.
Mon-Fri: 9am-10pm
Sat, Sun: 9am-9pm
542134132Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2011For ProfitNo11/20/20150Membership FeesTablesaw$150+No4Balancing education, makerspace membership and design and fabrication in a way that reaches a profitable bottom line while employing all the necessary people to keep the space functioning.YesN/AFundingWord of Mouth and Community EventsNoneMember access any time, Member access in set hours
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Canada0-50Catalyst (keyholders) have 24/7 access and 150sq feet of reserved space - $450 a month
Members have access when space is open (usually 8am - 6pm, but that is increasing) - $50 a month
Keyholder - 24/7
Public access - 8am - 6pm
432154321Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2015For ProfitNo1/5/201575%Membership Fees3d printerFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+No10We've just opened, but well communicated and clear member processes are likely the biggest challenge.Yesnaassistance with grantspublic workshopsStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Member access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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United States0-50, non- membershipNon-Membership.9am - 7pm most days113351221Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Workshops, Remake Learning Network2011Non-ProfitYes1/5/201550%Workshops, Contracts with CorporationsGlitter and the laser cutterFree, $150+Yes15Making Making AccessibleYesWe are VERY integrated.Getting sponsorshipsTalking to parentsStand alone MakerspacePublic access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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USA0-50Monthly membership dues
Every Thursday evening, Free for entire community
24/7432124322Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2013Non-ProfitNo1/5/2015100%Workshops, Membership Fees, Events3D printers and General electronics toolsFree, $1-20, $21-40No15Our space is smaller and hidden away. We would love to move to a more shop like space next year.soon ;)n/aToolsEvents with specific topicsLibrary, Museum, Stand alone MakerspacePublic access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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Brazil0-50Day Pass: R$50/day (converted into "machine credit")

Apprentice Membership: R$100/month (gives 50% discount in machines)

Maker Membership: R$300/month (converted into "machine credit", gives 50% discount in machines)

FYI: The exchange rate nowadays is about R$3 = US$1
Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm
Fri-Sat: 2pm-6pm

PS: Saturday is our Open Day = free access to the public
352143124Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2015For ProfitNo6/10/201550%Workshops3D printer$101-150, $150+No15Creating a community that sees continued value in our space. That requires people to build up their knowledge regarding tools and processes to a minimum and maintain a commitment or interest in different projects.

We are tackling these challenges by offering workshops and continuously inspiring people by publicizing the projects that are being developed here.
YesClose contact with the biggest university in the city and the startup community helped with this, as well as the fact that there aren't many initiatives like this around and we got big publicity in local newspapers and TV.More machines, more spaceWord of Mouth + Open DayFabLab FoundationMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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France201-300Free access for the space and almost all the tools.

Yearly subscription for laser cutters and the vynil printer/cutter :
- 95€/year full price
- 30€/year for students, unemployed, under 25
Public and access :
-Tuesday - to Thusday : 17h-18h30
- Friday and Saturday : 14h - 18h30

Group access :
- Tuesday to Thursday : 14h - 17h

Meetup :
Last tuesday of each month : 18h-20h

We have also have specific events a few sudays in the year.
532132234Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013Non-ProfitYes1/5/201540Government Subsidies, FormationsThe laser cuttersFreeNo15#NAME?YesWe were already involved in free software communities for a long time : we host regularely Ubuntu parties, Open Source Developper Conference, PyCon, Blender workshops, etc.

As a science museum we are used to work with the science and tech environnement (universities, laboratories, etc.).
More staff to be able to open later and every sunday :-)Hackaton and groups projectsMuseumMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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France0-50Fees are for a year
or incuded in training workshops for a week
Students, teachers can access from 8 am to 5 pm
Public comes on tuesday from 4 pm to 7pm
None41234312Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2013Non-ProfitYes1/5/20150Workshops, Government SubsidiesLaser / 3d printer / cnc milling machine$150+Yes12Making things work rightYesVisual Arts and Crafts backgroundselectronicswebsite, blog, facebookUniversity/CollegeMember access any time, Public access in set hours
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U.S.A.0-50We have yet not set them, only planning to open later this year.Most likely 8am to 10pm, everyday of the week.NoneNoneNoneNoneNone1234Social Media, Word of Mouth, our website, keywordspendingFor ProfitNo1/5/2015100%not yet determinedyet to be determinednot yet setNon/aunknown, still just starting-up, space is undergoing remodeling at present time.it will be, or we'll work towards that anyway!marketing, and personal networking within our region, and social networking linkages.a strong startup volunteer(s)n/aStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours
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Canada101-200http://www.lafabriquecoop.org/tarifs/24/7 for residents who rents space and 9AM to 10 PM for the members who use workshops541233124Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013Non-ProfitYes1/5/201590Workshops, Membership Fees, rentalWood working tools$41-60Yes5Administrative and management partYesWork with the community since the beginning of the projectOperation costs benchmarkingWorkshopsStand alone MakerspaceMembers access any time with set open nights for the public
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Denmark51-100All free and open access. 7 days a week. Mostly unmanned. Users only pay for materials and by documenting.Public access 7 days a week from 8AM to 10PMNone45521234Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2013Non-ProfitYes1/5/201550Government SubsidiesLasercutter by far!FreeNo10Getting people to share projects voluntarilyNoWe have primary focus on "ordinary citizens"Common platform for documenting projectsWord of mouthLibrary, Cultural housePublic access in set hours
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United StatesWe do not have a formal membership programNo fees at this time, we only charge for 3D prints that are created outside of a program or workshop.Library hours are Mon-Thurs from 10am-8pm; Fridays 10-5pm, Saturday 11-4 and Sundays (Sept-June) 1-4. 3D printer is available during library hours. Other tools available by appointment or during programs/workshops.124352134Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2014Non-ProfitNo1/5/201550Line item in library budget3D printerFreeNo10Limited knowledge of staff running the program and affordability of bringing in outside presenters.SomewhatWe are in a suburban community with a very small art, design, tech culture scene. Finding connections and people interested in partnering with us can be challenging. Finding the right people to talk to and make connections would be great.More knowledgeable people to take our programs to the next level.Word of mouthLibraryPublic access any time, Public access in set hours
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United States0-50$50 monthly, 24/7 Access24/7None43124321Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights2010For ProfitNo030Membership FeesWorkshop / Community AreaFree, $1-20, $21-40, $101-150, $150+No4RecruitmentNoVolunteer manpowerPositive Cash FlowmeetupStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Public access in set hours
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USAWe don't have membershipsWe don't do membership fees. We have staff paid by the University of Illinois and a variety of volunteers.The hours change frequently. For Spring 2015 they are 2-9p Mon/Tue/Thu, 1-5 Fri, 1-6 SunNone11221223Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Community locations2009Non-ProfitYes11/20/201530%GrantsThe Epilog Laser EngraverFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150No12Finding sources of funding and ensuring we have a diverse and democratic workplace.YesOur embedded locations in the community and diverse staff.More funding.Word of mouth and community sitesUniversity/College, FabLab FoundationPublic access in set hours, Core volunteers and staff have 24/7 access.
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United States0-50Full: $50/month, full access to the space and full consensus participation in group decisions
2600: $26/month + sweat equity, full access to the space and full consensus participation in group decisions
24/7 - RFID tag accessNoneNone5144212Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2011Non-ProfitNo0100Membership FeesCNC router, 3D printer$1-20, $21-40Yes4We are barely profitable at the moment and it is difficult to purchase new equipment while keeping prices for the members reasonable.NoI think that our space needs to offer more arts activities. Right now almost all of our members are engineers/tech people. We could reach out to the arts community by setting up some of our projects in art galleries.Monetary contributionsOpen hoursDayton Microcomputer AssociationMember access any time, Public access in set hours
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United States301-400We are at a school so tuition funds our makerspace. Our membership number above is our student body, we don't have 400 people regularly through the space.when the school is open, we're openNone1None3None1234Workshops2010Non-ProfitNo1/5/20150%we are tuition fundedlaser cutter (epilog zing 40w)FreeNo15AwarenessYesIn so much that our school curriculum is integrated with other disciplines.in depth reviews of new equipment coming on the horizon (like desktop CNC machines, 3D scanners, etc)one-on-one encouragement to stop by5th-12th independent schoolMember access in set hours, Our "set hours" are all school hours
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Spain0-50We do not have membership, we work by project and we have educational programs and workshops9-21 daily. Students aCCESS WITH A CARD223424324Newsletter, Social Media, Open House Nights, Workshops2008Non-ProfitNo6/10/20156Workshops, Contracts with Corporations, Events, fabricationLaser cutters and 3d printers$101-150Yes8hard work and visionwe are working on thatCommunication, we are not good at communicationmore spaceopen daysUniversity/College, FabLab FoundationPublic access for special events only, open fabrication days
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BrasilWe organize ocasional events and we are not open to membership yet, but we hope to do it in the second semesterIt will probably have montly and daily membership plans and also services per project, like design consulting and rapid prothotyping.
Fees will be bigger for solo projects/users and smaller to daily and montly users.
Members - 8 hours per day
Solo projects - set hours
Both only in comercial hours for now.
None412None1143Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2014BothNo1/5/201550%Workshops, Membership Fees, Contracts with Corporations, Events3d printer and woodwork$41-60No5Get people involved and cathing attention of companies and governament to support us somehowYesThe founders are designers and tech enthusiasts, we have a nice circle of creative people and influencers... Although they dont participate the events directly.To get people participating of our events, payed or freeFacebook ads and groupsFab Lab Brasil and an local incubatorMember access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access for special events only
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United States401-500Two Month Jump Start - $25
Annual Student/Educator/Artist - $80
Annual Individual - $100
Annual family $180
Annual Premium - $225
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am to 8pm
Friday and Saturday 11am to 6pm
532144213Social Media, Word of Mouth2011Non-ProfitNo1/5/20150Membership FeesLaser CutterFreeYes8Scaffolding growth and funding for employees to grow programsYesnaFundraising and DevelopmentWord of Mouth ReferallsFabLab FoundationMember access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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Netherlands0-50We don't have memberships, students can get budget from the schoolNormal office hours and wensday eveningNone11512332Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops2011Non-ProfitYes1/5/201525%WorkshopsLaser cutter (Trotec 300)$41-60No5Getting people inside the FabLab. Once in they see the possibilitiesNoMore broad public (now mostly students)PromotionNoneUniversity/College, FabLab FoundationAccess by appointment only, Public access in set hours
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Suisse101-200100.- per year
50.- per year for students

Then fees for machine usage, details : http://fablab-fribourg.ch/fablab/tarification/
Work days : 18-22h
Week-end or "On demand" can be variable between 8:00 and 22:00
345532443Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2014Non-ProfitYes0100%Membership FeesLaser cuttersome are Free, other can be charge 5.- , 50.-, or 100.-No5 to 20Find time to work together because we all have a 100% jobs beside.yes but not enough we are still working on thisWe use our network to organize workshops or to attract people from different specialtiesmore time to do more !Traditional MediaFabLab FoundationPublic access in set hours, on demand opening also available
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Italy0-50no fees at all for our memberstuesday 20-24
thursday 20-24
sunday 16-20
541133214Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2013Non-ProfitNo0100%party3D printerFreeNo15squat the building and build the workshopalmostwe probably need more support from institutionsthe space itselfword of mouth and facebookFabLab FoundationPublic access in set hours
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Israel401-500We don't charge fee people pay for their machine time7 days a week
depend in courses and needs
211231211Newsletter, Social Media, Workshops2012Non-ProfitNo6/10/201550%Workshops, Contracts with Corporations, Events, EducationLaser cutter
ShopBot and 3D printer
$1-20No15-20-Yes-materials, research foundsFacebook and from ear to earUniversity/College, Museum, FabLab FoundationPublic access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members and student has key can come whenever
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Portugal1000+We do not charge fees to be a member.
In order to use our space, one needs to register.
And now we have + 1000 people registered.

public free access for prototyping and experimenting:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 to 18h

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:
All access is paid and upon appointment only.
public free access for prototyping and experimenting:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 to 18h

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays:
All access is paid and upon appointment only.
135422433Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops, Events outside the lab2013Non-ProfitNo1/5/201525%Contracts with Corporationslaser-cutter$1-20, $21-40, $41-60No81. Providing good documentation of:
developed projects and support provided.

2. Establishing a Team
Yes1. Promoting the services,
2. partnerships with many associations and institutions.
Project development VS Public supportOrganizing Events outside the labCity hallAccess by appointment only, Public access in set hours
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Luxembourg51-100free membership / open accessfrom Monday to Friday (except for Thursdays), from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursdays, open access afternoons run from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
432122134Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2013BothNo1/5/20151WorkshopsCO2 60w laser cutterFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $150+Yes16embracing a local community of makersYesenvironment and networkssponsorsword of mouthFabLab Foundation, Technoport (business incubator & coworking)Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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México0-50free24/7431124321Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Community Boards, Workshops2014Non-ProfitYes1/5/2015100%Workshops, Eventsarchitectural designFreeYes30equipmentYesworkshopsdesignfacebookUniversity/CollegeMember access any time, Public access in set hours
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Germany0-50no fees, everything is open and freetuesdays, 11am - 7pm534122134Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2009Non-ProfitNo1/5/20150Workshops, EventsEpilog Zing laser cutterFreeNo15getting the initial funding and just do itYeswe were the first fab lab in Germany and everybody knows us... designers and artists from our city also know us very well ;)sponsorshiptvUniversity/College, FabLab FoundationPublic access in set hours
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Switzerland101-200yearlyTuesday 5-9 p.m.
Thursday 5-9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
None54134323Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2014Non-ProfitNo0100%Workshops, Membership Fees, Sponsors3D Printers
Lasercutter
$101-150Yes6Inspire people and show what is possible with the equipment. People just don't know firstly what the possibilities are of e.g. a 3D printerNoWe are only operational since 5 months. We need more specific projects to publish that others have realized in our FabLab. .Donators for additional equipment like CNC milling machinetraditional mediaStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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USA0-50Annual
Adult 80
Student/Artist/Educator 60
Variety of times during weekdays, evenings and weekend. Anytime by appointment.223151221Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2014Non-ProfitYes1/5/201550Grants and Contracts with SchoolsLaser Cutter$21-40No3Generating enough revenue to be open more and grow and meet needs of neighborhood people with limited resources and to extend our practice to school seeking support.YesOutreach. Workshops. Advertising. Needs assessment.Grant identification and business leadership.World of MouthFabLab FoundationMember access in set hours
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Brasil0-5050 BRL per shift - 4h shift
350 BRL per month - you get 8 shifts

30 BRL per hour of heavy machines
50 BRL per hour for personal assistance on projects
Members can access the space on Tuesday and Thursdays from 8am-6pm.

Open nights have set hours to happen.
NoneNoneNone1None2134Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Workshops2014For ProfitNo1/5/20150Workshopswoodworking power tools (Table Saw, Band Saw, Belt Sander...)$150+No8Infrastructure - costs of rent and equipment are absurd in Brazil.NoMore open days and workshops to atract new members.Moving to a bigger space.word of mouthFabLab FoundationMember access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access for special events only
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United States51-100$100/month "booster"
$50/month standard
$20-25/month unofficial "starving hacker"
Access controlled 24/7NoneNone2134312Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops, Collaboration with other events - Maker Faire Orlando, Orlando Science Center events, other "maker-themed" events, game nights, speaker events, conference tours2010Non-ProfitNo0100%Workshops, Membership FeesBrand new laser cutter OR
Soldering stations
Free, $1-20, $21-40Yes5/20/2015Reconciling personal differences and drivesYesHaving members who were already well-integrated with the tech and arts scene.FundingHaving a presence at other tech-style or education-style eventsStand alone Makerspace, We collaborate with the Orlando Science Center, but are independent of themMember access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public, Public access when escorted by a member
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Germany0-50No fees, Members are our supervising volunteers.Members/Supervisors: 24/7
During the lecture period ~20h official supervised opening hours + ~30h of "door is open", but not really supervised
531243412Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2011Non-ProfitYes0100%Sale of Materials and MachinetimeLasercutter$1-20, $21-40Yes8Organization and management of financesTech yes, design and arts not so muchBeing part of the university and the labs location next to the biggest lecture halls of the technical school, is very helpful.

But artsy people are not anywhere near us (geographically).
creation of more spaceWord of MouthUniversity/CollegeMember access any time, Public access in set hours
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United StatesPublic AccessFree11am -8pm Weekdays, 10-2 Sat, 1-5 Sun.513241234Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2010Non-ProfitNo6/10/201540cost of 3D printed partsthe Most popular equipment are our Makerbot replicator 2s$5 suggested donationNo10Our biggest challenge is finding volunteers that want to share their passions and expertise to host programs/ workshops.YesYes we are well integrated. With the help of marketing materials, piloting new services/ equipment, working with local companies and inviting other organizations to see what we offer to the community.Volunteer staffingmailingsStand alone MakerspacePublic access in set hours
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Canada0-50Free membership (students)Tuesday 11:15am-noon (school lunch hour)
Friday 2:45-4:15pm (after school)
Drop-in any lunch or after school when the teacher is present
None1NoneNoneNone1244Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, School announcements2014Non-ProfitNo0100Donations/one-time grantsProbably our laptop for research, connecting to Arduino boards and connecting MakeyMakey boards. MakeyMakey was very popular for its low barrier to entry. Tool wise, I'd say hand cutting tools and pliers have been best used.FreeNo8Building skills in a group that is almost entirely beginning and finding suitable project opportunities that provide challenge and depth while being accessible at the start to low skill participants. Getting students to see the vision of what is possible and the hunger to seek out the information needed to complete the project.NoJust getting started. We are a stand alone club in the school. I have started to connect through social media and meetups with other educator run makerspaces and community-based maker organisations.funding consumable suppliesHosting exhibitions/fairs of our workSecondary schoolMember access any time, Member access in set hours
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USA51-100$80 full rate/month
$65 joint rate/month (member of another space we have a reciprocal agreement with)
$40 "starving hacker"/month (full time students, retired, full time self employed maker/artist, public servants including public school educators)
24/7NoneNone2133214Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2007Non-ProfitNo0100%Membership Feeslaser cutter followed closely by the 3d printersFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80No12Keeping active volunteers from burning outYesFocused outreach and attracting members from these organizations to participate, become members, run workshops, etcProfessional accountingWord of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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The Netherlandsnot a membership organizationNot relevant for us.At request (see above).443322233Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2013Non-ProfitYes1/5/201510%Workshops, Events, Government SubsidiesLaser cutter.$150+No151. Finding funding opportunities
2. Securing funding opportunities
3. Convincing our provincial government that libraries can play a vital role in giving access to maker activities.
YesBeing a active member of our local community and wanting to co-operate with others. Thinking about project we can do together and introducing these possibilities.How to secure sponsorship opportunities with the for-profit sectorSocial Media (Twitter and Facebook)Library, FabLab FoundationWe have a mobile FabLab and visit school and public events, often at request.
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Brasil51-100Per projectOpen Days in every wednesday, 10AM to 10PMNone54131244Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013BothNo1/5/20150Workshops, Contracts with Corporationslaser cutter$81-100No8/10/2015We are succeeding in gather a good community, but still difficull to be profitableYesThe mouth to mouth and lots of lectures and workshopsMoneyWorkshopsFabLab FoundationMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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United States51-100Zero - Free access to all students on campus10am-5pm, M-FNone541None3123Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2009Non-ProfitNo1/5/2015100%Senior Capstone Design ProjectsLaser Cutters, 3D Printers and WaterjetFree, $1-20No100- Managing a large volunteer base to run the Studio - tracking duty hours and creating shift schedules.YesOutreach of the Capstone Design program into local companies. (www.capstone.gatech.edu)Metal 3D PrinterWorkshops and class tours through the studiosUniversity/CollegeMember access any time, Public access in set hours
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usa0-50no fees, students pay on a course by course basisopen during class time12None3None1234Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2014Non-ProfitYes1/5/20150Workshopsscroll saw$1-20No8kids are overscheduled, it's hard to find a time that works for themNomore visible locationrecruiting older kidsschoolsyouth centerPublic access in set hours
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US51-100$49/mo for membership, $499/mo for private officePaying members have access 24/7542132134Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013For ProfitNo0100%Membership FeesLaser cutterFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+No4Not having enough resources to continually invest in consumables and new tools.YesWe host numerous tech and design meetup groups in our space.Financial supportOpen House NightsStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time
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France0-50Our fees are paid annually, there's a 50% discount for young people, student and unemployed people.
Although the fee are annual, it is proportional to the remaining time in the year.
Public access: thursday 6p.m.-11p.m.
Member access: Wednesday 8p.m.-11p.m Saturday 2p.m.-7p.m

We're looking for to open 8 hours a days (except the week end) by the end of the year.
None32123211Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013Non-ProfitNo030%Membership FeesLaser cutter$1-20No6To find subsidies or grant to buy our toolsYesOur space is integrated in a larger organism where arts, design and tech culture are welcomed.
We have people with artistic background and tech specialist.
business mmodelOpen House NightsFabLab FoundationMember access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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USA101-200$35/month, and a Premium level for $50 with a storage bin24/7. Open house once a month. Most classes open to public with a fee.NoneNone2134321Social Media, Workshops2009Non-ProfitNo0100%Membership Fees3d printer$21-40Yes8Running it by consensus. We want to agree on the direction, not vote. We have too much junk donated. Keeping things neat and clean is hard.NoWe have a bunch of people with great tech skills, but no use for their ideas. We need an artist event to discuss and explore how to integrate tech and art.A bigger location.MeetUpSchool FactoryMembers access any time with set open nights for the public
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Spain0-5020 euros / monthTwo days a week (Tuesday and Saturday)NoneNone51None3311Social Media, Word of Mouth2014Non-ProfitNo00Membership Fees3D printer$81-100No5Attracting more members.NoWe are still too young and too few.More public knowledge of the existence of the hackerspace.GoogleStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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USA51-100Our rates are currently $30 + 3 hours of volunteer time a month (or equivalent financial or goods donation). We discount 6 month memberships to $168. It equals out to be $28/mo when getting the 6 month membership. The 3 hours or donation still apply.24/7 for members.
Events are open to the public but the public cannot use the tools.
NoneNone2144212Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, External Events2009Non-ProfitNo0100%Workshops, Membership FeesIt's a draw between the Laser Cutter and the CNC Machine.Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150Yes10 - 15Planning events, keeping everything organized and the space clean. When you have that, everything else sorta falls in line.YesGoing to / hosting events gives you the power to show people what they are capable of. Trust me, it's one powerful tool.Help with planning events.Social Media / External EventsStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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USA51-100$25/mo - supporter
$50/mo - full member
$100/mo - full + locker
Full Members with Card Access: 24/7
Public: M-F 7p-10p
531244213Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2009Non-ProfitNo0100%Membership FeesLaser cutter$1-20Yes6Volunteerism, volunteer coordination, democracyYesHaving a "we welcome all comers" philosophy instead of creating silos and enemies helps. Getting out and being consciously involved in other peoples' activities helps.leadership and volunteer coordinationword of mouth + social media + participation in community eventsStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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USA0-50Lite (no access key) = $15/month
Basic (24/7 access key) = $50/month
Core (24/7 access key + personal desk = $100/month
Basic and Core members = 24/7
Lite members = when other members are present
Open house = Wednesday 7pm-11pm
NoneNone21None4312Social Media, Open House Nights, Workshops2009Non-ProfitNo0100Membership FeesSoldering station$1-20, $101-150No8FundingYesNAFundingShowcasing projects at events and open houseStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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USA0-50At this time, we offer daily or monthly memberships for individuals 18 years of age and over. Daily membership is a flat rate of $20 per day for use of any shops in which the member has obtained certification. Basic monthly membership is $50/month for access to our support areas (lobby, classroom, computer lab, product photography studio, coworking areas, conference room, garden, and fenced in parking lot). Monthly members may add shop access for a rate of $25 per shop per month. Our current shops are Wood, Metal, Rapid Prototyping, Ceramics, Textiles, Print, and Jewelry.We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am until 8 pm and Sunday from 12 pm until 5 pm. We always have a front desk associate on staff during open hours to act as concierge to our members and give tours to the public. Some members have 24/7 access.NoneNone2134312Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2014BothNo21-50100%Workshops, Membership FeesIt's hard to pick just one. I suppose if I absolutely had to pick, I would say the chop saw, but we are trying to expose more Houstonians to the diversity of lasercutting.Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+No10Educating Houston on what a makerspace is, why they would use it, and getting them to actually show up. Now that we have been open a year, and have spent two years really trying to expose our city to what we offer, we are seeing a shift in usable interest (i.e. people not just saying "That sounds cool", but people saying "That sounds cool, and I'm going to sign up for a class right now!").

Additionally, funding for makerspace is still hard to come by. This goes hand in hand with education - the more people become familiar with maker culture, the more likely they will be to support it financially.
YesReaching out to as many other art, design, and tech organizations as possible to forge meaningful collaborations and relationships.Funding of course!Social media, by far.Stand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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United States101-200Member: $49/mo (24/7 access, storage spot, vote)
Scholarship: $0/mo (24/7 access, storage spot, vote)
Guest: $0/mo (access only with a member, no storage, no vote)
24/7543122413Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops, Maker Faire participation, hosting Hackaday meetups and stuff, Red Bull and other news articles about us2009Non-ProfitNo0We don't count that way. If you sum board+officers+zonewardens, that's about 20% of membership, but all members are encouraged to help out around the space.Membership FeesThe laser cutters, hands-down. After that, the electronics lab, the embroidery machine, welders, and vinyl cutter also get a lot of use.Free, $1-20, $21-40Yes3/10/2015New members were very involved and helped out with everything, more recently-joined members are more apt to see themselves as "customers" and expect someone else to do the upkeep.NoWe were well-integrated into the burning-man culture, but one personal flare-up (and a police report..) dampened that. We have a lot of cool stuff going on but we don't have strong links to the outside. Mostly I think the folks who keep the space running don't have any more energy to do outreach, and the folks with the time and energy don't feel like helping.An event coordinator, member coordinator, someone to steer the efforts of outreach and class scheduling and stuff like that.Maker FaireStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Public access in set hours, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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egypt0-50, 51-100daily + membership
project collaboration through partner organizations
10 am to 9 pm weekdaysNone41251234Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2013BothYes1/5/201550Government Subsidieslaser cutter$1-20No6pricing workshops and the high cost of maintenance of machines in a country where the currency is weak versus the dollar/euroYesour massive community of enthused youthtechnical support of the mech/elec components on the machinessocial mediaFabLab FoundationMember access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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Canada0-50N/AWe provide classes and workshops to the public. The hours vary depending on the class and time of year. We also provide private class booking.

Visit our website for details.
215341234Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2014For ProfitNo1/5/20150WorkshopsArduino and 3D printing$1-20, $41-60, $150+No10Getting the word out (advertising).NoMore people to know about us.AdvertisingWorkshopsStand alone MakerspaceAccess by appointment only, Public access in set hours
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USA0-50$50/month24/7 for members435123222Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2014Non-ProfitNo0100%Workshops, Membership Fees, grants3D printer, vinyl cutter, woodworking machines$21-40No5Getting members to pay every month.
Getting more members.
Yesnot noMore better computers.Word of mouth. Talking about it.Stand alone MakerspaceMembers access any time with set open nights for the public
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United States1000+There are no fees. Anyone with a library card can use the MakerSpaceCurrently closed for construction and renovation. Will reopen late 2015.423151234Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops, Public Programs2013Non-ProfitYes1/5/201530Government Subsidies, Corporate GrantsComputers and 3d printersFreeNo15Small space--hence our renovation.NoMore time to do outreach. Space and equipment.ExpertiseWord of MouthLibraryPublic access in set hours
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Sweden51-100Monthly for companies with levels depending on size. Yearly and by event for private persons.7/22/2015335431221Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops2012BothYes1/5/201575Contracts with CorporationsLego Mindstorms$21-40No20Getting companies to change ways of workingNoNo natural arena of collaborationEquipment discountsNewspapersUniversity/CollegeMember access in set hours
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USA0-50Membership is monthy, $50 per month, $75 for families, $20 for studentsMembers have access 24/7. Tuesday nights are designated open house nights for the public.None53143214Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2012Non-ProfitNo0100Membership FeesLaser Cutter, Electronics Workbench, 3D printerFree, $1-20Yes25Getting membership engagement. We've hit a critical mass of people interested in the organization, but it remains a challenge to find people to lead workshops, to work at outreach events, or to work to develop the space.NoWe're currently feeling very constrained by our space. We don't have the room to have more in-depth areas or an expanded class room. We're hoping to move to a much larger space soon that will allow us to have dedicated workshops for different areas. We hope that'll help improve engagement with the community that's interested in more than just technology.Finding a way to learn more about grant opportunities.Meetup has pulled in a lot of people for us.Stand alone MakerspaceMembers access any time with set open nights for the public
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Canada51-100$50/month24/7None43124123Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2009Non-ProfitNo0100%Membership FeesLaser cutterFree, $1-20Yes8Getting the volunteer hours together to get things done.YesOur Artist in Residence program. Well-networked members. A supportive community.Money never hurtsWord of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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France101-20030€ per year8h-20h from monday to friday123542334Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2013Non-ProfitYes0100%Workshops, EventsTable and chair ^^ and the 3D printerFreeNo20Organization and cleaningYesCollaboration with other actors of Making and SchoolCommunicationWord of MouthUniversity/College, Stand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours
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UK0-50Monthly £10 per adult24/7NoneNoneNone123134Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards2014Non-ProfitNo0100%Membership FeesThe workbenches in all honesty!Free, $1-20Non/aMarketing and sharing the workloadNoPeople and connections to make it happen.MarketingNot sure yetStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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Spain0-50Monthly
35€ use of workshop and most machines
80€ same as above plus two square meters of space for desk or project
24/7, keyholders have unlimited access, everyone else can access when a keyholder is present.
Open nights on Mondays from 7pm
Special events open to the public whenever someone organizes one.
None55134312Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013Non-ProfitYes0100%Membership FeesLaser cutter and 3d printersFree, $1-20, $81-100Yes8Access control, finding a good location, low number of members who are actively involved in running the space. Everyone leaves for summer.Somewhat, but we can do a lot betterWe need a bigger number of locals, as our core membership is composed mostly by foreigners. We also need a lot more exposure, as we have still not tapped into big pockets of potential new users (e.g. university students)More exposure of the type that bring solid volunteers who want to get involved with running the spaceWord of mouth and workshopsStand alone MakerspaceMembers access any time with set open nights for the public
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Canada51-100$50 monthly plus additional fees to use resources including Tool Library, Woodshop, 3D printers, lasers and CNC.24/7None42133211Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2015For ProfitNo1/5/20155%Contracts with Corporations, EventsWoodshop$21-40, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+No10Cashflow and rent.YesEvents. Particularly throwing art and music scene events.Getting more companies renting space.EventsStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time
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Taiwan51-100Monthly 2000NT = 65USD
Daily 300NT=10USD
Mon-Fri 10am~9pm
Sat 12pm~6pm
None123None2134Newsletter, Social Media, Community Boards, Workshops2013BothYes6/10/2015205Membership Fees, Government Subsidies, printing and laser cutting servicesLaser cutter$21-40, $41-60No10User base in the city is limited thus not enough users. Too many makerspaces opened at around the same time, some are free thus attract more users. Lack of funding for additional tools and machines.Yesmain members of the operating team are involved in these fields or come from such backgrounds.More content for workshops, manpower to run eventsFacebookStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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Canada101-200Drop-in: varies depending on tools
Membership: $100/month
Studio: $2/sqft/month
noon to 9pm for public and non-keyholding membersNone42132143Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2014For ProfitNo1/5/20150Membership Fees, Contracts with CorporationsLaser cutter$21-40, $41-60, $61-80Yes5Capital and full time leadershipYesHaving pre-existing relationships with art, design, and tech communityoperationsClasses and word of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours
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United StatesMuseum setting (apx 270,000 annual visitors)$95-$150 yearly museum membership (single parent to grandparent levels)

All museum membership includes access to MAKESHOP (makerspace area) and all public activities, plus discounts on special programs (10+ Youth Make, 21+ MAKEnight, Camp MAKESHOP)
Public access with paid museum admission 10am-4:30pm every day (except major national holidays)

Special after-hours events with event admission:
- 10+ Youth Make, once a month, 5pm-7pm
- 21+ MAKEnight, four times per year, 6:30-9:30
- During certain museum rentals (weddings, etc) on a case-by-case basis
541324321Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops, Outreach in the community (schools, libraries, etc)2011Non-ProfitYes6/10/2015usually 0%Events, public admission fees, research grantsProbably the sewing tools (hand needles)Free, $1-20No5-15 (camp is more like ~20, adult nights ~200)Understanding how to best serve a very young (2-6 year old) audience *alongside* adults -- providing scaffolded, intentional activities that can engage a parent and a child simultaneously without boring the parent too much or making the kid feel overwhelmed.YesCommunity partnerships with schools, other non-profits, libraries, local initiatives, being part of local networks (for museum educators, teaching artists, makers, and educators) and attending meet-ups.Sound baffling to prevent noise bleed. Second answer: more time with my entire staff all together!Events in the community, after-hours special events, publicity (social media, tailored mailing lists for different ages)MuseumMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Special events (open to members + public)
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US0-50Dues are monthly
$50 Regular
$25 Student or Senior
$100 Hero
24/7None51233412Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2013Non-ProfitNo0100%Workshops, Membership Fees3D printers and wood working tools.Depends on the class. Our most expensive is a BYO 3D printer class that is around $500. Some classes are free.No8Getting enough members to have a critical mass.YesWe are well integrated.managementOpen houses and classesStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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United States501-1000No fees. We are in a school.7 am - 6 pm21None4None2134Word of Mouth, Open House Nights2011Non-ProfitNo50+0TuitionLaser cutterFreeNo16Getting teachers to use the lab for their regular subject classes.NoMore open access hoursNot sureNAK-12 SchoolMember access any time, Member access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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Belgium0-5050€ monthly for evenings and weekends
85€ anytime with a quota
121€ unlimited
Any day from 10:00 to 00:00NoneNone4154223Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2012For ProfitNo0100Membership FeesLaser cutter$21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100No5Building the communityNoTime for more outreachsetting partnershipsWord of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time
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USA101-200$40 monthly, $10 for spouses/partners/family24/7543124321Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2009Non-ProfitNo020Membership FeesLaser cutterFreeYes5Respectful discourseTrend is toward yes, but I wouldn't say we're there yetMore participation and projectsMore volunteers with free timeWord of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMembers access any time with set open nights for the public
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United States of America51-100$30/mo for non student
$10/mo for student

First month is always free to allow for a trial.
9AM-5PM M, W, F
9AM-10PM Tu, Th
2PM-11PM Sa
Sunday -- Closed
None21154321Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2010BothNo0100Membership Fees3D Printer(we need a new one badly!)Free, $1-20, $21-40Yes2Exposure... and grant writing... mostly exposure.NoOutreaches to collegesRent.Joint Outreach Programs with Libraries and schoolsUniversity/College, Library, Museum, Stand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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USA101-200Associate - suggested $50/month
Full member - $100/month
24/7342154312Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2011Non-ProfitNo0100Membership Feeslaser cutter$1-20No15Moving to a larger space and the buildout associated with renovationNoMore outreach with the arts/crafts crowdLegal/financialMeetupUniversity/CollegeMember access any time
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USA51-100Monthly $89.99Mon-fri except thursday 4-9pm
Thursday - closed
Sat/sun 9a-9p
None42134322Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013For ProfitNo1/5/201590Membership Fees, Contracts with CorporationsLaser cutterFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+No10Finding a suitable spaceYesEach group needs more communication with othersFundingOtherUniversity/College, Library, Stand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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Canada0-50, 1000+We are housed inside a public library, which provides us with free rent and internet access, as well as a tools budget, so we have moved away from a traditional membership structure.

Instead, we have a core of volunteers who help to staff the makerspace, train people on tool use safety, assist with projects, etc. (Currently have 6 volunteers, looking for more)
Anybody with a library card can access makerspace resources, paying only for consumables like 3d printer plastic, or vinyl for the vinyl cutter.
Currently, we follow library hours (Monday - Thursday, 8AM to 9PM, Friday & Saturday 8AM - 5PM)

We will be changing hours when the library shifts to summers hours,

We will be changing them again when the library renovations scheduled for this summer provide us with our own entrance to the building, granting "staff" 24 hour access.
442242324Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Being located inside a library, we have a LOT of walk by traffic.2010Non-ProfitYes6/10/2015100%Government Subsidies3d printers.Free, $1-20Yes6/10/2015Until we were able to move into the Library, our biggest limitation was accessibility. We were a little out of the way, with no close bus stops.YesPart of the library mandate is promoting the arts, so we have good relationships with several groups in town.
Our makerspace ultimately formed out of an informal group of STEM professionals who meet for supper once per month, so we maintain a good connection with the technological community as well.
I would like to see a better plan for getting women into makerspaces instead of a 'shotgun' method of marketing.Someone employed there as a full-time positionPutting the most showy tools (3D printer, laser cutter, etc) in the windows.LibraryMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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Brazil0-50We have a membership per project and per activity. No we are working on starting a monthly membership. We also have free activities.It depends of the week. Usually: 10am-7pm and some weeknights and weekends accordingly to the activity.None23141223Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2014BothYes1/5/20150Workshops, Events, Foundation's GrantsRobotics tools$150+No15Find a business model to make it happen and reinvest in equipments and activities.YesWe are well integrated.Equipaments and toolsFacebookFabLab FoundationMember access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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USA0-50Monthly, $15 or $35, with the $35 tier granting keyholder access. We're glad to accept quarterly or annual payments, but there's no price break. Payments via paypal, cash or check (paypal preferred)24/7 for keyholders; Nonkeyholder members ($15 tier) have access anytime a keyholder is around; Public is also generally welcome anytime a keyholder is around, but most show up on meeting night or otherwise scheduled open shop time452133214Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Booths, Makerfaires2010Non-ProfitNo0100Membership FeesLaser cutter or 3D printerFree, $1-20YesVaries; Usually 10ish; Some workshops or contests are more popular than othersOngoing operations are always a challenge, as everyone "doing" anything is a volunteer or a "customer" (member), so enforcing standards or implementing any standard work procedures is tricky.YesGood community outreach on the part of our members and volunteers; We're an open, friendly group with a strong internal community that pulls people from lots of related subcultures.N/ABooths, Word of MouthStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Member access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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France0-50yearly base (20 €) + per project13h30 - 18h, on Tuesday to Friday
9h - 12h, on Saturday
None23142134Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops2014Non-ProfitNo1/5/201590Workshops, Contracts with Corporationslaser cut$21-40No6?YesI said yes !CNCworkshopsEspace Public NumériqueMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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United States0-50Monthly Unlimited $150
2 Days per month $50
Day Pass $35
11am-9pm T-Sa
12-5pm Sun
Closed Mon
NoneNone2134312Social Media, Word of Mouth2013BothYes0100%Workshops, Membership FeesMIG Welder or Chop Saw$125-$250Yes4Making enough income to generate salaries.YesBeing a unique space and also participating with other organizations.FinancesClassesStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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France51-100Membership for one year costs 35€ ($40) allowing access to all tools, machines and components for making any kind of project related to robotics and electronics.24/7None34123214Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2003Non-ProfitNo0100Membership FeesSoldering ironFreeYes20Finding a permanent space and achieving regularity ! We are now opening workshops every week - even during holidays - since 2008 (we have struggled with garages and bars during 5 years before achieving our first semi-permanent space).YesGiving access to any kind of people even without any knowledge.DocumentationFacebookStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Public access in set hours
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United States51-100Monthly $5024/7543124132Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013For ProfitNo0100%Membership FeesLaser CutterFree, $21-40, $81-100No7Lack of time to dedicate to the space. Everyone works a "real" jobYesHosting coding meetings on a monthly basis. We currently have 9 different user groups who meet monthly and discuss various languages and techniques.MarketingWorkshopsStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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USA401-500$40/month for basic membership (we call it "Starving Hacker") with 24/7 access to the space and all tools that the member is authorized to use.
$70/month for full membership, which includes all of the above plus voting rights, ability to submit proposals for votes, and a storage shelf/space.
24/7

While we have open house nights on Tuesday, it does not allow visitors to use the tools in any way.
NoneNone2134312Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops, Maker Faires2009Non-ProfitNo0100Membership FeesEpilog Laser Cutter/EngraverFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+No10Governance by members.Getting thereReaching beyond the existing maker communitylegal servicesWord of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time
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USA0-50$30/month
$324/annual
$45/month for two in a family
$15/month for students w/ID
negotiable hardship rates
Members: 24/7
Public: open house Saturday afternoon, special events, classes, by request
541132322Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2010Non-ProfitNo0100%Membership Fees2'x3' 90W CO2 Laser cutter/engraver.Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60Yes12Balance of being a welcoming place that is easy to walk into and get started making, with limiting the chaos that results from lots of people doing just that - what is reasonable storage use? tool use? How can we encourage kids to participate and still keep insurance?NoLack of knowledge - what groups are out there and how might we work together. Keep finding groups that have never heard of us before.More organization-level contactsword of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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MN51-100FreeFriday 6PM to 12AM, though it tends to go from 6PM to 3AMNone52144213Social Media, Word of Mouth2012Non-ProfitNo0100Food paymentbandsawFree, $1-20Yes16Bootstrapping ourselves up. But once we had more tools and more people who were donating tools, it's been working well!NoTime. Most of the people only really have enough time to come to the hackerspace itself. The culture of our city is enmeshed in committees and meetings that usually go nowhere. For those that came to us, we were able to help them fairly well.Laser cutterWord of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Friday nights are open to all
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USA0-50startup
monthly $10
class $ varies
Doing popup events413242134Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2013Non-ProfitNo0100Membership Feesmakey makeyFree, $1-20No7locationYesnacommunity buildingword of mouthStand alone Makerspacestartup - doing popup events
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France301-400We propose a simple access card that allow people to use machines 2 hours per 2 hours for a total period of 10 hours. Numerical machines can be booked on our website's calendar.

The card is available at two distinct prices, depending on the project's motivation :

The card is sold 20€ in case of personnal project
The card is sol 110€ in case of professionnal project.

Access to traditionnal and electronics workbenches is free.
The fablab is currently opened on wednesday, 2pm to 8pm, and thursday 10am-12am and 2pm to 6pm.

Numerical machines have to be booked before.

A new, bigger and more welcoming space is to come. We'll increase opening times when we'll move there (soon).
542132134Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops2012Non-ProfitYes1/5/20150Membership Fees, EventsLasercutter is the unchallengeable leader of user's requests.Free, $1-20No15Convicing local people and policy makers of its potential not only for economical development but also for eductionnal and cultural matters.

Making clear to everybody that the fablab is not a place dedicated to geeks and engineers but is really opened to everybody, no matter their background.

Increasing opening times create human ressources problems as we have to have a professionnal animator present all the time to drive people and ensure security.
YesOur supporting structure, which is a Cultural Center Science, Technology and Industry has been involved for 15 years in regional and local educationnal and cultural life. We have relationships (close or far) with a large part of local cultural and educational players. We're also linked to many associations.

Relais d'Siences has a efficient local network to reach people.
Get more highly experimented users that could both lead training courses on various technologies and help animators to welcome and drive new users.word of mouthCultural Centers of Science, Technology and IndustryMember access in set hours, Access by appointment only
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USA0-50Included for registered parents and staff.9:00 am to 6:30 pm1None32None1234Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2012BothNo1/5/20150Tution/ Suppy FeesHot Glue GunFreeNo20FundingYesParticipating in Mini Maker Faire and Community Tech / Arts FairsFundingWord of MouthSchoolMember access in set hours
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United States51-100Our members pay either $20, $45, or $100/month for a range of benefits related to access to the space (larger ranges of hours) as well as access to more equipment for no additional charge.$100/month members have 24/7 access, the others have set hours. On Saturdays, anyone is welcome to come by whether they're a member or not. This day is key to our onboarding process/getting new members.532142431Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops, Occasional classes (that span several, often non-contiguous days; not sure if this is what you mean by "workshop")2010Non-ProfitNo1/5/2015100Membership FeesThe 3D printers, followed by the laser cutter$21-40, $41-60, ~$1000 to help people build their own 3D printer and keep the one they made!No6We don't pay people to do things, so everything is on a volunteer basis. That means that the fun, easy stuff gets done and, often, nothing else. And when the less-fun tasks are done, they're done by the same handful of people (which used to be me but lately hasn't been).NoIf our space was closer to downtown, that would help, but that would be too expensive.

If we had more than 5% artists, we'd be more integrated with the local art community, though we have done a couple things with them.
Our accounting was bad for a while, but now it's solid... so now, getting grant money would be nice, though we've gotten $1500 from Citrix and $10,000 from Mr. Elings, so... how about autonomous robots to clean up and organize our 'space?Word of mouth, partially because we don't have to do it and therefore it gets done!Library$100/month members have 24/7 access, the others have set hours
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US301-400We do not have a fee structure. Depends on what is being offered.9am to 8pm311152113Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth1997Non-ProfitNo1/5/201595%Events, fundraisingLaser cutter, computersFreeNo10Inventory and maintaining equipmentYeswe provide access for everyone in all areasstorage and suppliesWord of mouthUniversity/College, Stand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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United States51-100Monthly memberships only

Membership Options
Evening and Weekends Access $100 (M-F 6pm-2am, SA-SU 6am-2am)
Weekday Days Access $225 (M-F 6am-6pm)
Open Hours Access $300 (Dailyn 6am-2am)
Mailbox & Meetings $75
Add a Locker: $25
Add a Storage Cabinet: $100
6am-2amNoneNoneNone1None4431Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Yelp2013For ProfitNo00Membership FeesWifiFree, $1-20, $21-40Yes5Figuring out which people the space is most appropriate for.Some people have heard of it. Of course our profile could always be higher.More members joining, more people coming to the space for tours or classes, articles written about the space.Things are going well. More members would always be good.YelpStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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USA501-1000Per project. $25-$300

We also have residency of 38 makers averaging $420 per month each
24/7125151234Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Events2012For ProfitNo1/5/20150Workshops, EventsElectronic components and Laser cutters/3D PrintersFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+Yes12Simple education on what we do and how it can enrich the community.YesWe have a 18,000 sq ft building dedicated to this purpose.More mentors/educatorsSocial MediaLibrary, FabLab Foundation, Stand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, For education classes & events
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USA51-100recurring: $65 / month
month to month: $75 / month
senior: $25 / month
student: $25 / month
family: $100 / month
24/7542134312Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2010Non-ProfitNo0100Membership Feeswood shop$21-40, $41-60Yes5Making rent, dealing with problem membersYesA lot of our members are integrated with the art scene in the local community and have used the space for projects.More spaceweekly open housenoneMembers access any time with set open nights for the public
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USA0-50We are currently revising our membership fee structure.
$25 per month has been in effect since the beginning of the group.
Members have 24/7 accessNone53123212Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2012Non-ProfitNo090%Membership Fees, Events3D printerFree, $1-20, $21-40No10Actually obtaining a spaceNoAn actual spaceInsurance and grant sourcesWorkshops and MeetupStand alone MakerspaceMembers access any time with set open nights for the public
89
UK51-100£20 or more (pay what it's worth to you)Currently we're in construction but we'll be 24/7 soon.NoneNone1513432Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights2013Non-ProfitYes0100%Membership FeesLaser Cutter is the most anticipated.n/aYes.Finding a suitable location in our catchment area.NoNot really sureDonations and grantsPassers byStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
90
The Netherlandsno membershipNo fees. Users pay with their knowledge. Most FabLabs work that way.m - 9:00-19:30 (Students only)
t - 9:00-12:00 (students only) - 12:00-17:00 (public)
w - 9:00-19:30 (students only)
t - 10:15-19:30 (public)
f - 9:00-17:00 (students and payed reservations)
s - closed
s - closed
NoneNone1242232Word of Mouth, introduction via other courses2011Non-ProfitYes11/20/2015noneGovernment Subsidies, school budgetLaser cuttersindividual help (free) or school courses, no workshopsNo5/25/2015Make teachers integrate the FabLab in their courses.YesThe students were able to find the FabLab through mouth to mouth advertising and showed it to teachers and other students.introduction to new technologiesTeachersUniversity/CollegePublic access in set hours, Students have access any time
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US51-100Monthly $10 Basic, $120 Co-working(no industrial equipment), $200 Pro (Metal and Wood shops) Studios and storage are additional10am-10pm T,W,T
10am-8pm F
10am-6pm S&S
Closed Mondays
Studio Members have access 24/7
NoneNone2134312Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Positive press about projects in the space2013Non-ProfitYes1/5/201540Government SubsidiesWelderFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+Yes6/10/2015Building membership.YesPartnerships with city initiatives as well as local arts organizations.Finding a permanent locationWorkshopsStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Member access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours
92
United States0-50$024/7NoneNone4313333Social Media, Word of Mouth2010For ProfitNo1/5/20150Contracts with CorporationsLaser cutterFreeNo0Real estate.somewhatI need the clientele to demand such things. As much as I would like to build more architecture and sculptural models, 90% of our work is wedding invitations, and product prototyping.getting the word outwebsiteStand alone MakerspaceAccess by appointment only
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Danmarkno memebershipno feesopen monday and wednesday 09am-4pm522251234Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2013Non-ProfitYes1/5/20150%Workshops, Government Subsidieslaser cutter$150+No25 pers.getting people to Høje TaastrupYeswe have two other programs.
The Danish Inventor services: opfind.nu
and our school service: https://www.facebook.com/Opfindertjenesten
hosting littlebits / arduino workshopsword of mouthnon-profit organisationPublic access in set hours
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USA51-100Monthly and Drop ins.

Monthly averages at $50/month

Drop Ins are $25
Public - Wed/Sat 12-6

Members only - Tues to Sat 12-6
52None2None1444Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013Non-ProfitNo1/5/201510%WorkshopsElectronicsFree, $1-20No12/30/2015Charging fees and keeping consistent membership.NoMore marketing help and funding.FundingFree programmingStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours
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United States0-50Monthly memberships

Weekday 8-5pm M-F
Weeknight 4-10 M-F
Weekend 8am - 10pm Sat-Sun
Full 8am - 10pm 7 days a week
8am - 10 pm everyday (except some holidays)523142134Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2014Non-ProfitNo1/5/201580%Rental Workshop Space3D printerFree, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+No9Educating the population as to what a Fab Lab/Makerspace is. We are one of the first in Iowa, and are very large, so have a lot of things to talk about.Not yet, but working on itWe are working with the city and buying our own building for a permanent location. After we are fully open, we will integrate with as many organizations, schools, and businesses as we can.Raising Funds for our businessWord of MouthFabLab FoundationMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only
96
New ZealandClients - 250+Zero membership fees, pay-per-use machines0800-1800 M-F (Sat/Sun coming online soon)222131222Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops2012BothNo1/5/20150Workshops, Contracts with Corporations, Events, ConsultancyHuman Brain.Free, $1-20, $21-40, $41-60, $61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+Yes12/20/2015Paying Governemnt taxes, low catchment area/possible clients (NZ is pretty damn small)YesBeing active in the NZ film industry for the past 13 years :)Rent.WorkshopsStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only
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USA201-300Monthly $55Members 24/7
public Wednesdays 7-10 during open house and select events
None52142212Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2009Non-ProfitNo030Membership FeesLaser engraver$21-40, $41-60, $101-150Yes10Volunteer participation in the mundane, taking out the trash, mopping the floor.NoPeople with time to work with additional organizations and collaborate where it benefits both organizations.More volunteersword of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMembers access any time with set open nights for the public
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USA201-300$99 monthly + cost of classes and raw materials.11am to 11 pm, 7 days a week.None32252123Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2013For ProfitNo21-5010%Membership Fees, classesLarge Laser Cutter$61-80, $81-100, $101-150, $150+No10People don't know what a makerspace is. We are the world's first education focused makerspace and that takes explaining. Conventional advertising doesn't work.Yes.more people to know what we do.Word of mouthStand alone MakerspaceMember access any time, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
99
Israel0-50hourly, or per project

approx $20-25 per hour
2-3 afternoons per week223424132Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights2014Non-ProfitNo6/10/201525Workshops3d printers, but only because it is our specialty$1-20, $21-40, $41-60No12marketing, getting more of the right people to volunteer and participate in projects/ workshopsNoprobably tighter integration in local collegesmarketer :)youtube videosMuseum, FabLab FoundationMember access in set hours, Access by appointment only, Public access for special events only
100
Ireland0-50Monthly co-working clients08:00 to 18:00 normally and sometimes there are evening classes and events5441None4132Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops2014BothYes1/5/201525Workshops, maker services for entrepreneursLaser cutter$81-100No5Funding for facilities and marketingYesWe are open to participate in as many local events as possible. For example, we hosted Kim Stanley Robinson during his book tour last week.Funding for support services to allow the staff to be more creativeWebpageStand alone MakerspaceMember access in set hours, Public access in set hours, Public access for special events only, Members access any time with set open nights for the public
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