|Type||What year did you open?||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+)]||What is the price range of the workshops you host at your space?||Which initiative contributes the most to your bottom line?||How many members do you have?||Are you profitable?||How many staff members do you employ?||How are your membership fees structured?||What is the most popular piece of equipment used in your space?||Country||What type of outreach tools do you use to attract new members?||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)]||Rank the range of expertise of your members [Other]||What is the average number of participants in the workshops you host?||What have been the biggest challenges to making your space a success?||If you could get help with any one aspect of your work what would it be?||What percentage of the people involved in your organization are volunteers?||What are the operating hours of your space?||Are you non-profit or for-profit?||Do you receive government subsidies or grants to support your operations?||Would you consider your space well integrated in your cities arts, design, and tech culture?||If No: what are you missing to help you become more integrated? If Yes: what has helped this?|
|Makerspace||2012||None||5||5||1||4||Free||Membership Fees||0-50||Yes||1-5||$50||3D Printer||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||3||1||2||4||12||Boot strapping starting from nothing has been a challenge. It's difficult to convince everyone what a hackerspace CAN be when all they see is the tools that we lack. We're growing slowly, and acquiring more tools, so the problem isn't as bad as it once was. When we first started out and we rented a big empty space, though, was intimdating.||advertising/marketing||100||24/7||Non-profit||No||No||we don't know what we're missing. it seems that a lot of people express sincere interest but don't follow up. current hypothesis is that our physical location in oak ridge is too distant for most knoxvillians and are trying to work out a move into town.|
|Makerspace||2009||None||None||3||5||3||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $40-60||Membership Fees||200-300||Yes||0||$40,$70||Laser engraver, by far.||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights||1||1||3||4||Encouraging volunteerism.||FINANCIALS||100||24/7||Non-profit||No|
|Makerspace||2010||5||3||None||1||3||Free, $20-40, $80-100||Membership Fees||400-500||Yes||0||$35,$50||Laser cutter and 3d printers||USA||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||2||3||1||5||1. Growth - the more voices there are the harder it is to hear a coherent message from the membership as a whole.|
2. Diversity - Makers come from all walks of life, and a good portion don't play well with others. So when growth happens, doing what you can so everyone gets along is a very real challenge.
|corporate sponsorship or government grants||100||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||1. Growth - the more voices there are the harder it is to hear a coherent message from the membership as a whole.|
2. Diversity - Makers come from all walks of life, and some don't play well with others. So when growth happens, doing what you can so everyone gets along is a very real challenge.
|Makerspace||2013||3||4||2||2||4||$20 - $150||Membership Fees, Contracts with Corporations||0-50||Yes||1-5||$100||Laser Cutter||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Events||2||1||2||3||6||Time, its like any other business in dealing with scaling issues.||Some backend systems vs. systems not suited for our needs||2||24/7|
Staffed Tue - Sat 10am-8pm
|Non-profit||No||No||Yes on the Design and Tech culture, being a start-up of our own to show this grow from a weekend idea pitched to launch. |
No on the arts side at least as I view arts in our area.
|Fab Lab||2013||None||1||1||5||None||Free||Events, Government Subsidies||50-100||No||5-10||0||3-D printers|
|Singapore||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||1||2||3||4||20||Machine maintenance||Meaningful projects to attract the young in arts, design and engineering||70||0800 to 1730||Non-profit||Yes||Somewhat||Yet to be taken up by the communities|
|Makerspace||2011||None||3||2||1||4||$150+||Events||0-50||Yes||1-5||0||Laser Cutter||Singapore||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||2||3||4||20||Physical space in a land constrained and expensive city.||Lower rental.||40||10am to 8pm (Tuesday to Saturday)||For-profit||Yes||Yes||We are the first Makerspace in Singapore. Being a first mover helps.|
|Makerspace||2013||None||5||4||1||4||$20-40||Membership Fees||50-100||No||1-5||$75,$100,$200||Welders, miter saw, sewing machines||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops, Monthly Craft Fair||3||2||2||2||4||Getting folks to join. We have given tours to close to 1500 people since we opened. Also, overhead expenses.||A more proactive marketing approach.||5||24/7|
Office closed on Monday
|For-profit||No||Yes||We have made an effort to get to know the local organizations that help contribute to the area'a arts and craft scenes.|
|Makerspace||2013||2||None||None||1||None||$0-20||Events||0-50||No||0||$40,$60||Knowledge. Meetups.||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||3||2||4||5||We are in a rural area. We still educating the region on the Maker Movement.||Startup resources. Funding. Equipment.||100||24/7||For-profit||No||No||So much opportunity, overworked volunteers.|
|Makerspace||2013||None||1||3||2||4||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $60-80||Workshops, Membership Fees||0-50||No||0||$25,$50,$99||3d printers||US||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||2||3||4||6||Getting enough members to sustain operations.||To not have to worry about money.||100||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||We have reached out using social media, special events, etc.|
|Makerspace||2013||1||2||4||5||3||Free, $0-20||Government Subsidies, Grants and support from our Friends group||Public||No||1-5||0||3D printer is by far our most popular piece. This is the hook that gets them in and then they discover all the other things we have to offer.||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||2||3||4||15||Marketing is one of the biggest challenges, getting the word out and then getting people to our programs. Adults seem to be an elusive audience to reach. The other challenge is that we are sometimes limited in what we can do because while I had planned some programs to be more "club" like we don't always get the same people attending from program to program so it's been hard to build upon previous sessions.||More knowledgable people to help run workshops||20||Appointments||both||Yes||No||We would like to be more integrated with the local schools. This is something we are working on and will be meeting with the school superintendent and principles this summer to hopefully make that bridge.|
|Makerspace||2010||5||3||2||1||4||$0-20||Membership Fees, Sales||50-100||Yes||0||$50||Laser cutter||Canada||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||3||2||1||4||15||getting members to respect the space and other members||marketing||30||24/7||Non-profit||Yes||Yes||We participate in many many community activities, and are well known for helping to any group that asks.|
|Makerspace||2008||5||3||2||1||4||$60-80||Membership Fees, Studio Rental||100-200||Yes||1-5||$35||laser cutter||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2||1||3||4||5||Producing a for-profit business model||Marketing||10||24/7||For-profit||No||Yes||Attending arts events, meeting the arts and culture organizers for the city|
|Makerspace||2009||None||4||3||1||2||$20-40||Membership Fees||50-100||Yes||0||$30||Makerbot Replicator||USA||Social Media, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||3||2||1||12||Getting the word out to the right people. MeetUp has been a good tool.||Broader member interests||100||24/7||Non-profit||No||No||We tend to be very technical and computer oriented. Creative people do not see us as useful. We have a craft group for monthly Maker Monday, but it gets no interest.|
|Makerspace||2014||5||3||3||1||3||$20-40, $40-60, $60-80, $80-100||Workshops, Membership Fees||0-50||No||0||$50||3D Printers||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2||2||2||3||8||Getting memberships up||Promotion||100||Mon - Fri 6pm - 10pm|
daytime and weekends vary depending on who's available to staff the space on a volunteer basis
|Non-profit||No||Somewhat||more awareness that we exist and what we are about.|
|Makerspace||2010||None||None||2||1||3||$0-20||Membership Fees||50-100||Yes||0||$80||Laser Cutter||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||3||1||2||10||Keeping the place clean||Finding a space||25||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes|
|Makerspace||2013||None||None||3||1||5||Free, $0-20||Membership Fees||0-50||No||0||Most used: table saw|
Most people are interested in: 3D printer
|USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||3||2||1||2||10||Can't have [a space, tools] without paying members. Can't have paying members without [a space, tools].||real-estate. We need to expand but not pay more.||100||24/7|
Many members need to check in with the security guard in the facility we are renting to get access to the space, so our hours are limited by the availability of the security guards. Security guards are there M-Sat, 8:00 AM - Midnight.
Some members have been able to get key cards from the management office and have 24 hour access.
|Non-profit||No||Somewhat||We are working to improve inter-makerspace integration in our city|
|Makerspace||2013||4||4||2||1||2||$0-20||Membership Fees||0-50||No||0||$10||3D printer||USA||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2||1||2||3||10||Finding low cost physical space||contacts and exposure||100||Normal business hours, but soon to transition to 24/7||Non-profit||No||Somewhat||contacts and exposure|
|Makerspace||2013||None||None||None||1||None||$0-20, $80-100||Membership Fees||50-100||Yes||0||$75,$225||Internet||USA||Newsletter, Yelp, Craigslist, Coworkin Space listings||4||4||4||1||5||No huge challenges.||Not sure.||2||Evening and Weekends Access M-F 6pm-2am & Sa-Su 6am-2am|
Weekday Days Access $225 M_F 6am-6pm
|For-profit||No||No||Location and events|
|Makerspace||2011||None||4||3||1||2||$40-60, $60-80, $80-100, $100-150, $150+||Membership Fees||100-200||No||5-10||$50,$125,$175||SawStop tablesaw||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||3||2||1||2||4||Keeping expenses down while growing the business and establishing a strong membership base. Constriction on people resources ie: small staff, overworked||ciriculum||60||Mon-Fri 9am-10pm and 9am-9pm Sat-Sun||For-profit||No||Yes||partnering with groups like Design Museum, hosting Design Week each year, hosting days of building for arts/design companys around town|
|Makerspace||2006||None||4||1||2||3||Free, $0-20||Membership Fees||50-100||No||0||Project||40W CNC Laser cutter||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||3||2||1||4||10||Organization and responsibility. We're mostly driven by members voluntarily helping clean, repair, etc., but there are always cases where things start to fall apart. We try to have monthly "clean-up days" to help combat this, but there is always cleaning and fixing to do.||Managing and maintaining a clean, but useful space||15||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||Working with local city- and arts-groups on projects has helped solidify our standing int he community, to the point where we're contacted to help out with events and projects around town.|
|Makerspace||2013||None||5||1||1||2||$20-40, $80-100, $100-150, $150+||Workshops, Membership Fees, classes||100-200||Yes||10-20||$99||laser cutter, then 3D printers, then woodshop, then welding.||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth||1||2||2||3||9||people don't know or understand what a makerspace is. They assume we are a vocational school.|
We are the world's first "education-focused" makerspace. We are more about teaching and learning. Access to tools is just a benefit.
|grants for people to take classes||20||11am to 11pm, 7 days a week.||For-profit||No||Yes||We are well connected to our city's arts and tech people. still making more connections every day.|
|Makerspace||2009||None||None||2||1||3||$0-20||Membership Fees||100-200||Yes||0||$40||Laser cutters||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||3||1||2||5||Politics and debate||Governance||30||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||Local industry, owners/employees of various businesses, entrepreneurs, teachers, students, networks of other members|
|Makerspace||2014||5||3||3||1||2||$0-20, $20-40||Membership Fees||0-50||Yes||0||$50,$100||3d Printers||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||3||2||2||2||5||Finding instructors to teach classes and workshops||Fundraising||100||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||We co-host the Mini-Maker Faire which gives us a great outreach mechanism, which we use as best we can to fill in gaps.|
|Makerspace||2013||None||None||3||1||None||Free||Membership Fees, Government Subsidies||0-50||No||1-5||$80||Laser cutter||Norway||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights||3||1||2||2||10||The biggest challenge for us is the local context. The concept of sharing and collaboration is really new in Norway, so you don't only have to "sell" a makerspace membership, but sort of the whole concept of collaborative workspaces. Seems like it's difficult for people here to understand the value they can potentially get out of having a membership here.|
The other challenge here is that people are less interested in working on something in their free time. Free time is much overvalued here, and they consider it scarce.
|I'm in need of talented people who are willing to share knowledge so we can organize paid courses. And some opinion-leader organizations could talk about us.||0||24/7||For-profit||Yes||Yes||I think since we are quite new, time is probably is the most important element. People have to catch up with the international scene and change the mindset. It takes time.|
|Makerspace||2011||2||2||2||1||2||Free, $0-20||our bottom line is knowledge sharing and content creation||Public||No||20-50||0||3D printers, sewing machines, laser and vinyl cutters, STEM kits||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, certifications and classes||2||1||2||2||spreading the word||connect with other similar organizations to share ideas and best practices||30||66 hours per week, mirrors library operation hours , 7 days a week access||Non-profit||Yes||No||Time to make the connections and nuture the relationships|
|Makerspace||2009||4||3||1||2||3||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $40-60||Membership Fees||50-100||Yes||0||$25,$50,$100||Laser cutter||USA||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops, Main Street location||3||2||1||3||5||Being run entirely by volunteers; makers rarely want to lead the organization. They'd rather just make cool stuff.||volunteer coordination||10||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||Proactive outreach to those organizations and the public. Don't assume that they'll come to you; it's very easy to be insular and somebody needs to make the first move to reach out (and create reliable points of contact between organizations)|
|Makerspace||2014||1||2||4||4||5||$60-80||sponsors||0-50||No||0||$50||TBD||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||3||3||3||2||5||We are new, so getting the word out.||Funding||50||Tuesday-Saturday 10-2, Sunday noon -5, open Monday and Thursday nights 5-9 as well...trying to staff more hours as we get things going.||Non-profit||No||No||need to partner with other organizations.|
|Makerspace||2013||1||3||None||1||None||$20-40||Workshops, Membership Fees, Events||0-50||No||1-5||$60||3D Printers and the Nerdy Derby.||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2||1||1||2||3||Constant memberships and a constant workshop schedule.||Marketing and Funding||75||Tuesday through Sunday 12:00-6:00pm .||Non-profit||Yes||No||Excitement of the public and better marketing strategy.|
|Makerspace||2013||1||2||4||5||3||50-150||Membership Fees||50-100||Yes||1-5||$49,$99,$199||Laser cutter||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||3||4||2||5||Reaching outside our immediate maker community and attracting members in the broader area.||Membership Marketing||100||Generally open M-F 9-5, many members have 24/7 access.||For-profit||No||Yes||N/A|
|Makerspace||2010||1||1||2||4||3||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $40-60, $60-80||Workshops, Membership Fees||0-50||No||0||$50,$25||Other people's knowledge and skill sets||USA||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||2||3||1||4||Increasing membership||Motivating a volunteer organization||100||24/7|
Free Public Nights every Wednesday and occasional weekends
|For-profit||No||No||Time and commitment of volunteer members to reach out on behalf of the space|
|Makerspace||2013||3||None||5||5||None||Free, $0-20||Membership Fees||0-50||Yes||1-5||$50||the space||Colombia||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Workshops||1||1||2||2||12||make friends||electronic||20||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||this is the very first space witch integrate culture, art and technology|
|Makerspace||2013||None||None||4||1||4||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $40-60, $60-80, $80-100||Membership Fees||0-50||No||0, 5-10||$35||Laser cutter followed by 3d printers||Spain||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||3||1||2||10||Finding a space that is suitable for the kind of activity we are doing, getting the word out there we exist||Promotion, workshops organization, administrative/tax advice||100||Member access is currently 18:00 to 22:00, with some members having daytime access as well and some 24/7 access.|
We are moving to a new space where we want to offere 24/7 access for everyone.
|Non-profit||No||Somewhat||We're too small and not well known enough. The events we participate in gets us recognition but take a lot of work. We need to be part of some big project that puts us in the public spotlight.|
|Makerspace||2010||None||None||2||1||3||Free, $20-40, $40-60, $60-80, $80-100, $100-150, $150+||Membership Fees||300-400||Yes||1-5||$150,$100,$60||Unknown.||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||3||2||1||3||5||Rapid growth, collective decision-making, leadership inexperience in business operations||Business plan refinement||30||24/7|
We have staff at the front desk Mon-Thurs, noon-10pm, and Fri-Sun 10am-6pm.
|Non-profit||No||Yes||We started out by reaching out to existing groups and entities, which helped us engage from the very beginning. A lot of our members & volunteers are involved in other organizations/entities/groups. We aren't as integrated as we'd like to be, because we don't have the bandwidth to participate enough.|
|Makerspace||2013||1||2||4||3||None||$20-40||Membership Fees, Government Subsidies||1000+||Yes||50+||$10||Woodworking equipment||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||2||4||4||12||Balance between unfacilitated activities and facilitated, focused activities that require a time commitment||Make it more sophisticated, but still for children||5||7 days a week, 10am-5pm||Non-profit||Yes||Yes||Commitment to supporting and inviting other groups into our space|
|Makerspace||2013||5||5||None||1||None||Free, $0-20||Workshops, Membership Fees, Events||0-50||Yes||1-5||$150,$30||computers,||Colombia||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops||4||3||1||2||15||to integrate the members into proyects whit community sense. Overcome selfishness |
The prices of some tools and materials.
The working time of the members
|better machinery, tools and materials||0||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||The space is open for artists, fotografers, and artistic industries in general to do their events for free.|
The memberships are cheap.
We are the only ones.
|Makerspace||2013||None||None||2||1||5||$20-40, $60-80, $100-150, $150+||Workshops, Membership Fees||0-50||No||0||$125||Festool CAPEX|
|Austria||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||1||1||1||1||3||Product-Market Fit||Marketing / Spreading the idea||0||wed / thu/ fr : 1PM - 8PM|
su 10AM - 6 PM
|For-profit||No||No||too little time to get relations / network started|
|Makerspace||2009||None||None||2||5||2||$0-20||Membership Fees||0-50||Yes||0||$50||3D Printer||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||2||3||3||8||Finding a stable space; transportation options for students at local universities.||securing grants||100||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||Personal connections, collaborations, an open and embracing creative community.|
|Makerspace||2014||None||None||2||1||3||$20-40, $40-60, $60-80, $80-100, $100-150||Membership Fees||0-50||No||1-5||$150||Most all of the woodworking tools.||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||3||1||2||10||Generating enough revenue to cover expenses.||Drumming up members.||95||Current 10 to 8 seven days, will be 9 to 9.||Both||No||No||Only time.|
|Makerspace||2014||5||3||2||1||4||Variable depending on workshop||Membership Fees||0-50||Yes||1-5||$50,$75,$12,$175||3D printing and lasercutter||USA||2||3||1||4||7||Getting the word out to the community (there is no context for them to compare to. No Fab Labs within four hours, and no makerspaces for at least an hour away)|
Getting corporate buy ins.
|Funding||75||We will be open from 8am until 10 pm seven days a week (we are building out the space now)||Non-profit||No||Yes||Getting the equipment moved in, and the public to see what the space can do for them. Also getting the cities zoning commission to stop considering us an industrial zone, instead of an educational non-profit.|
|Fab Lab||2011||5||2||3||1||4||Free||Membership Fees||300-400||Yes||1-5||$10||Laser Cutter||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth||4||2||1||3||7||Showing impact to funders||More Personnel||0||S - Closed|
M - Closed
T - 11am to 8pm
W - 11am to 8pm
R - 11am to 8pm
F - 11am to 6pm
S - 11am to 6pm
|Non-profit||No||No||Difficult for traditional organizations to see benefit of the new technology.|
|Fab Lab||2012||None||5||1||1||5||$80-100||Government Subsidies||0-50||No||1-5||Project||Sliding table saw||Norway||1||1||1||1||5||Attracting broad government financing and securing a suitable location||Administration||50||09-17.00 (hoping to expand soon)||Non-profit||Yes||Yes||A comprehensive research program set up to analyse the needs of the different creative market segments|
|Fab Lab||2012||1||1||1||2||3||$20-40||Workshops, Membership Fees, Contracts with Corporations, Events||Community - 2000, regular meetup.com participants - 400+, attendees, 50ish||Yes||1-5||Project||Lasercutter|
Lee Bennett consultant
|New zealand||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||2||3||4||12||City rental and cheap memberships.|
Low perceived value of 'making' experience from general public.. Everyone wants free consultancy and not to pay for advanced skills
|Funding to make using the space Free||0||10-8 mon,|
10-6 tues to fri
|Fab Lab||2013||4||3||1||2||None||Free||Government Subsidies||0-50||No||1-5||0||Laser cutter||Suriname||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops||1||2||4||4||10||Machine breakdown, repairs and maintenance|
Staff (we're understaffed)
|Machine maintenance||80||Monday to Friday from 8 to 17.00||Non-profit||Yes||No||We just started a year ago and promotion is just starting|
(More) staff needed
|Fab Lab||2014||None||5||2||1||4||$0-20||Workshops, Membership Fees, Events||50-100||Yes||0||0||3d print||France||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2||3||1||4||6||...||...||100||from monday to friday, from 3pm to 8pm||Non-profit||No||...|
|Fab Lab||2013||2||3||2||1||2||$0-20, $20-40||Workshops, Grants||0-50||No||1-5||Project||Right now, we only have 3D printing capacity so it would be that.||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||1||3||4||6||Connecting the dots between industry and makerspaces.||Funding!!!||25||1-6pm Tues - Friday and 11-4 on Saturdays.||Non-profit||Yes||No||Funding to increase capacity (staff and equipment)|
|Fab Lab||2012||None||None||2||1||3||$20-40||Events||100-200||Yes||1-5||$10||The laser cutter!||France||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||1||2||2||2||10||Finding a place to set it up: we solved that by being hosted in a youth center|
Fighting almost full-time volunteer tiredness: we hired someone to help us
Making volunteers from users: this is not solved yet, sadly
|We need to make a community out of many interested people and partners.||100||Wednesday 2pm - 9pm|
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday reserved for professional use (rapid prototyping) and projects preparation
|Non-profit||Yes||Yes||We managed to get well integrated by asking for help when needed, and by working in partnerships: we always try and find someone in the know-how when we tackle any subject, be it arts or handicap.|
|Fab Lab||2013||None||None||3||1||2||Free||Membership Fees||0-50||No||1-5||$30||laser cutter||Japan||Social Media, Community Boards, Workshops||1||2||3||4||5||Making 3D printer, robot|
Join the mart city project
|?||1000||Saturday and Sunday 12:00-19:00||Non-profit||No||Yes|
|Fab Lab||2010||5||3||1||2||4||Free, $40-60, $150+||Membership Fees||1000+||Yes||1-5||$30||Laser cutter||Austria||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||2||1||3||16||Initial financing||maintenance staff||10||24/7||For-profit||No||Yes||Wide community which links us to many other organzations in the city; Participation in public activities (exhibitions, markets, workshops, etc.)|
|Makerspace||2013||None||5||4||1||4||$0-20||Government Subsidies||100-200||No||5-10||$30||Laser cutter, 3d printers||France||Newsletter, Workshops||2||2||2||4||15||No challenges at this time||Improve my english...||20||We are just open 2 days per week. It will be change in april 2015. At this date we will be open 5 days per week.||Non-profit||Yes||No||We need a new space. This one is actualy in "progress".|
|Fab Lab||2012||5||4||1||2||3||$20-40, $80-100||Workshops, Events, we are the Arduino's Fablab, the enterprise supports economically the fablab||100-200||No||1-5||$70||lasercut||italy||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Workshops, open day||3||2||1||3||12||make our users independent using the space in a responsible way||communicate and create the documentation about the projects done in the fablab||95||from tue to fri|
from 16.00 to 00.00
|Non-profit||No||No||we had problems to explain to public institution what's the utility of a fablab in a city. this slow down every collaboration with museum, schools, public events, etc.|
our user are, on the other hand, pretty reactive to our suggestions and now they're trying to change things from the inside, bringing what they experienced here inside their working places (such as museums, schools, and so on)
the problem is to create something durable
|Fab Lab||2013||None||None||1||2||3||$150+||Workshops, Membership Fees, Contracts with Corporations, Events, Government Subsidies||0-50||No||1-5||$10||CNC Milling Machine to create molds for glass slumping and blowing||France||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Workshops||1||2||3||4||12||Coordinating all the subsiders||maintaining machines||50||8am to 17pm + till 19pm on tuesday||Non-profit||Yes||Yes||Connections with craftmens and artists due to school net and managers'ones.|
|Makerspace||2011||1||3||3||4||2||Free||Government Subsidies||50-100||No||1-5||$5||CNC mill.|
3D printers are pretty popular too.
Laser cutter was the most used when it was running, will be back online soon.
|france||1||2||3||3||6||Finding a space. Since we have it things have been pretty awesome.||Website/promo material||99||24/7||Non-profit||Yes||Yes||We are getting help from art schools, it's doing a lot for us.|
|Fab Lab||2014||5||3||2||1||4||$60-80||Workshops, Contracts with Corporations||Public||Yes||1-5||0||Lasercutter||The Netherlands||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2||1||2||2||5||Funding, good machines, good employees||Finance||0||9.00-17.00||For-profit||No||Yes||-|
|Fab Lab||2011||None||None||1||3||None||$0-20, $20-40||Government Subsidies, Sale of Materials and Machinetime||0-50||No||0||0||The Lasercutter||Germany||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth||4||3||1||2||8||1. Acquiring space|
2. Planing of finances
3. Motivating people to join us
4. Introducing processes
|Accounting and Controlling||100||24/7|
Any student (of any university or school) can come to our 15 hours of weekly StudentLabs.
Anybody may come to the 4 hours of weekly OpenLabs.
Out side the opening hours we also allow people in, if members are present and willing to open the door. But we offer no introductions into our machines. This time is intended to work on projects without support by supervisors.
|Non-profit||Yes||Somewhat||For art and design: manpower to organize events in public library and other public places as well as space for more people to work in the FabLab|
Tech: We are part of the university and participate in the student welcoming events.
|Fab Lab||2013||3||1||4||3||4||$100-150||Workshops, Government Subsidies||Public||No||1-5||Project||Epilog Laser||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2||3||2||3||25||Materials||Ideas Networking||25||8 am to 3 pm with evening hours as available.||Non-profit||Yes||somewhat||Time. We are realities new.|
|Makerspace||2012||4||3||1||1||5||Free||Government Subsidies||3000 students||No||1-5||0||Lasercutter.||Denmark||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops, Webpage traffic.||2||1||3||4||30||Communication, telling the good story.||Politics, and fund raising||0||mon-tue-thur-fri 8.00-16.00|
Wed 8.00-18.00 fablab is open for the public on wednesdays.
|Non-profit||Yes||No||We're planning a maker-city strategy to involve other parties in the creative communities. It would be a great help if politicians were more open minded towards experimental projects.|
|Makerspace||2012||None||None||1||2||None||Free, $0-20||Membership Fees||0-50||Yes||0||$40,$15||CNC-Portal Mill|
|Germany||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||1||3||2||12||Finding a suitable location||publication of videos||100||24/7||Non-profit||No||No||Participating in city wide events and giving workshops.|
Telling friends and family
|Fab Lab||2006||5||4||2||1||3||$59-$1200||Classes||400-500||Yes||1-5||Project||Epilog Laser.||USA||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Classes||3||1||2||3||7||Marketing; getting public to know we we exist.||Administration||10||9am to 9:30pm M-Th; 9-4pm Fridays. 9-2pm Saturdays.||Non-profit||Yes||No||We tend to get wrapped up in the world inside our lab, and need to get out more to establish ties to the community. More personal marketing, as well as more social media and advertising.|
|Makerspace||2012||5||4||2||1||3||$40-60, $60-80||Workshops||400-500||No||0||Project||My giant cutting tables. Then, my sergers.||USA||2||1||3||4||6||Educating people about the value of spending money on an enrichment activity instead of on buying "stuff."||Technology integration||100||Sun 11AM-6PM EST|
Tues BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (w/additional fee)
Weds 11AM-6PM EST
Thurs 11AM-6PM EST
Fri 11AM-8PM EST
Sat 11AM-8PM EST
Classes and special events also held outside of those hours (either 6-8PM Weds and Thurs or up to 10-11PM on weekends.
|For-profit||No||Yes||I serve on the Board of Directors of a major arts center, I was a founding Board member and business sponsor of a local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild, I maintain special media lists for arts reporters and organizations, and I participate in a monthly regional "Arts Night Out" where I devote a portion of my space to rotating gallery exhibits.|
|Fab Lab||2012||5||4||2||1||3||$20-40, $40-60, $150+||Workshops, Government Subsidies||1000+||No||1-5||Project||Laser cutter||Australia||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||1||2||3||25||Attracting continuing government funding.||Ongoing funding||50||We are open to the public on Thursdays between midday and 8.30 pm, and Fridays between midday and 5.30 pm.||Non-profit||Yes||Yes||We are based at a city centre art college which helps. Also we are in a small city so any interesting initiatives such as ours get a fair amount of word of mouth recommendation.|
|Makerspace||2011||None||5||5||1||2||$0-20||Membership Fees||0-50||No||0||$25||the 3D printer||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||3||2||1||6||Actually obtaining a space.||Funding||70||24/7||Non-profit||No||No||Enough connected members|
|Fab Lab||2012||5||4||1||2||3||$20-40||Contracts with Corporations||0-50||No||1-5||3D Printer and this is only because we don't have a laser cutter yet.||Canada||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||4||2||1||3||9||Finding public / private funding||Funding||50||Monday to Friday 9 to 9.|
Special events on weekends sometime
|both||No||Somewhat||As we are not an Art creation and diffusion centre, it is considered a lesser sub-type of space by the artistic community although many artist uses our space and services.|
|Makerspace||2013||1||None||3||2||None||Free||Tuition||0-50||No||1-5||0||Laser Cutter||USA||1||2||4||4||20||Community knowledge and engagement.||Supplimental Funding to offer more community trainings/outreach||0||9 a.m. - 5 p.m.||For-profit||No||Yes||Mini Maker Faire|
|Fab Lab||2012||5||3||1||2||4||Free, $0-20, $150+||Contracts with Corporations||1000+||Yes||1-5||$10||Laser cutter||Egypt||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||4||2||1||3||7||Supporting the space financially whilst continuing to work with unemployed youth and students.||Income streams.||10||10-6pm or 10pm if there's an event on. Sunday to Thursday. Friday or Saturday subject to events.||Non-profit||No||Yes||Community-building is crucial, as is multi-stakeholder events and dialogues. Working together to solve common challenges goes a long way towards bringing people together.|
|Makerspace||2011||3||3||4||5||3||$0-20||Government Subsidies||200-300||No||1-5||$10||lasercutter||France||2||2||2||2||10||pricing, waste management||obtaining funding||0||9-12 / 13.30 - 17.30 week days, 14.00 - 18.00 weekends|
3 nights a week, till 22.00
|Non-profit||Yes||Somewhat||communication, inviting people to co-construct|
|Fab Lab||2012||4||3||1||4||4||Free||Workshops||0-50||No||5-10||0||Laser Cutter||Colombia||Social Media, Workshops||1||2||2||1||20||Local credibility||external promotion||10||8:00-12:00|
|Non-profit||No||No||local integration of different social, economical sectors of our community|
|Fab Lab||2013||None||None||4||2||None||$20-40||Tutorial Workshops||0-50||No||1-5||Project||3D printer||Latvia||Word of Mouth||2||1||3||4||4||huge workload, scarce resources and little feedbeck on what is going right or wrong.||Marketing||0||10:00 - 18:00, everyday except sunday.||Non-profit||No||No||We had not full team to engage on these kind of projects.|
|Makerspace||2010||None||5||3||1||3||$0-20||Membership Fees||50-100||Yes||0||$25,$65||3D printers||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2||3||4||3||15||Price of space and availability, or lack thereof, of space.||Safety||100||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||Reaching out to other businesses, non-profits, and community workspaces has helped us become a big part of the community without working directly with the city.|
|Makerspace||2009||2||1||1||3||2||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $40-60, $60-80, $150+||Workshops, Government Subsidies, university classes and consultation||0-50||No||5-10||0||laser engraver, but 3D printers are close||USA||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, events, partnerships with other orgs||4||2||1||2||10||having enough people with the right skills and dedication, until recently leadership was lacking||helping people be motivated to be organized||30||24/7 for key holders or 6-9p Tue/Thu, 1-5p Fri, 1-6p Sun for general public.||Non-profit||Yes||Yes||were an interdisciplinary unit in a university.|
|Makerspace||2013||None||None||1||2||4||$0-20||Membership Fees||0-50||Yes||0||$25||Wood working tools||Canada||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2||1||3||4||8||Have enough volunteers to run the space|
- Have a democratic system to make decisions
- Do all the buisiness plan and work with other organizations in the city to find a bigger space and find funding to expand
|governance + health and safety + how to design membership fees||100||24/7 access||Non-profit||No||Yes|
|Makerspace||2012||5||4||3||1||4||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $100-150||Government Subsidies||200-300||Yes||1-5||$245||Laser Engraver / Cutters||United Kingdom||2||3||3||3||12||Creating a sustainable model that has growth / expansion.||Sustainable Finance||20||Monday 9am - 5pm|
Tuesday 9am -8pm
Wednesday 9am -12pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
|Non profit||Yes||Yes||All staff come from architectural / design background.|
|Makerspace||2011||None||None||2||1||3||Free, $20-40||Membership Fees||100-200||Yes||0||$150||Laser cutters||Canada||1||2||3||4||6||The work to be done sometimes falls outside the envelope of volunteer time availability or skills.||Media coverage||7||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||Located in artsy area|
|Makerspace||2009||None||None||3||1||2||$0-20||Membership Fees||100-200||Yes||0||$50||Laser cutter, hands-down. The big-bed (90x120cm) machines are about 10x more popular than the small-bed (30x50cm) machine.||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, We're not really trying to attract more members...||3||2||1||3||8||Convincing a hundred-plus "socially awkward penguins" to act socially, break out of comfort zones, admit mistakes, help each other, etc. It's incredibly rewarding when it works but all of our shyness is anti-community, and it's hard!||Member data management, billing, software for this all sucks.||100||24/7 for members.|
Open Shop Friday for visitors to work on stuff (6-9pm officially, runs much later in practice)
Tuesday meetings are always open, but loud tools discouraged because we're having a meeting!
|Non-profit||No||No||Not certain we need to be any more integrated, some folks already know to come here when they need to do certain work, anyone else, well, it's on them to find us!|
|Fab Lab||2011||5||3||1||1||4||$40-60||contracts with education||0-50||No||1-5||0||Lasercutter and 3D printers||Netherlands||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||1||1||2||3||8||Administrative challenges:|
We are located/linked to a university of applied science which has a challenging organization/infrastructure to set up a non-profit shop.
Purchasing, payments, decision making to name some.
|PR and communication||25||Operating hours are 4 days a week, with 8 public open hours a week (2 afternoons) outside the open hours, people have to make an appointment / reservation.||Non-profit||Yes||Somewhat||We need more capacity to approach and involve our target groups, for example through Public Relation and communication.|
In the original setup there was very few people planned, as users were expected to work very independent with the machines.
Reality shows users need a lot of introduction, support and guidance or want to outsource their projects.
|Makerspace||2013||None||2||4||1||3||TBD||TBD||0-50||No||0||0||brains||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, NDoCH||2||3||1||3||6||telling our story||local buyin||100||startup membership based nonprofit in the middle of making it happen||Non-profit||No||Yes||being inclusive|
|Makerspace||2012||5||4||4||4||3||$20-40, $80-100, $100-150, $150+||Workshops||Public||Yes||1-5||0||Solder Irons and 3D Printers||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.)||1||1||2||4||10||Creating the consistency our audience has come to expect through our arts programs.||Educators||5||9am-9pm daily||For-profit||No||Yes||Step by step building and research. We pay close attention to the numbers!|
|Fab Lab||1997||5||1||2||1||3||Free||Contracts with Corporations, Events, Government Subsidies||Public||No||1-5||0||Laser Cutter and Vinyl Cutter||USA||Word of Mouth, Community Boards||4||2||3||2||5||Having a knowledgeable manager to oversee the making and can assist folk in the making.||management||99||We operate M-Th 6-8pm, Fri. 1-4pm|
Other hours by appointment
|Makerspace||2009||None||5||4||1||5||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $40-60, $60-80, $80-100, $100-150, $150+||Workshops, Membership Fees||100-200||Yes||0||$55,$75,$30||The 90W laser etcher.||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Classes||4||3||2||2||10||Lack of enough volunteer hours. Always lots to do but having more hands would be helpful.||more hours in the day||100||Members have 24/7 access to the space, open-house is Wednesdays 7-10||Non-profit||No||Yes||Our members interacting with other groups and city|
|Makerspace||2011||1||1||2||2||5||Free, $0-20, $100-150||Workshops, Events||Public||No||1-5||0||the Laser cutter||USA||1||1||1||4||15||time. it is 100% volunteer run with contractor workers||Money to have time to plan things||90||3pm- 9pm weekdays|
10am - 6pm saturdays and sundays
|Non-profit||Yes||Yes||yes. We hustle.|
|Makerspace||2010||1||2||None||None||None||$80-100||Workshops, Events||50-100||No||0||$95||Drill press||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, rec dept catalog||1||2||3||4||10||Carry all needed materials since maker space is mobile||promoting availability||10||Scheduled classes are from 9 am to 12 pm. It is too hot for classes in the afternoon.||Non-profit||No||No||Community participation|
|Makerspace||2010||None||5||4||1||5||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $40-60, $60-80, $80-100, $100-150, $150+||Workshops, Membership Fees, Events||50-100||Yes||0||$115, $40||Laser cutter||Canada||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||3||2||1||1||5||People. Participation. Cleanliness.|
The cost of space in downtown Toronto.
All of these are fun problems to have!
|paying rent||100||Operating hours are dependent on membership type, as outlined in the previous response.||Non-profit||No||Yes||I think we have pulled people in from all different parts of the city, which integrates us into many different communities. We have programs that work in conjunction with other organizations.|
|Makerspace||2014||None||4||2||1||3||$20-40, $40-60, $60-80, $80-100, $100-150||Workshops||0-50||No||1-5||$95||kiln||Canada||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Workshops||3||1||2||4||8||getting members! |
determining the layout considering we have woodworking and ceramics happening simultaneously.
weekends by appointment
classes in the evenings on weekdays and during the day on weekends
|For-profit||No||Yes||lack of other resources has helped us to easily integrate.|
|Makerspace||2014||None||None||5||1||4||Free||Contracts with Corporations||0-50, 100-200||No||1-5||0||Desktop CNC- 4 axis||Canada||Social Media, Word of Mouth||4||4||2||2||15||As part of university we offer a free service but in the same time it's really hard to work with university and bring a change in its structure as we are absolutely considered as a change||Money||40||8-5||Non-profit||No||somewhat||we just need to give it time, we expanded really fast and it takes time to get integrated|
|Fab Lab||2013||5||3||2||1||3||Free||Government Subsidies, and funding||Public||No||1-5||0||Lasercutter||Denmark||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops||2||1||2||1||30||Our location - which is about 35 min. from city centre||electronics workshops||0||Tuesday and Wednesday 09am - 4pm||Non-profit||Yes||Yes||That we have a School Service where we teach about 2000 students per year and an inventor advisory that we've had for 40+yr|
|Fab Lab||2014||5||4||2||1||3||$20-40||Workshops||0-50||No||1-5||Project||3D printer||Spain||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth||3||4||1||2||5||Getting an attractive brand|
Getting a centric location
Gathering the best employees
|Business strategy||50||9-21h |
Wednesday day off
|For-profit||No||Yes||More integration with local industry|
|Fab Lab||2013||None||3||1||2||3||Free||Government Subsidies||Public||No||1-5||0||Lasercutter||Denmark||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops||1||2||3||4||15||Establishment of a group of advanced users wishing to help develop the space.||Inventory database, user-registration, common-for-all-global-website-for-sharing-designs||10||08.00 to 23.00, 7 days a week||Non-profit||Yes||No||The space as a hang-around for advanced users.|
|Makerspace||2014||None||2||1||3||4||Free||Government Subsidies||100-200||No||1-5||0||3D-Printer and Lasercutter||Germany||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||2||1||3||4||5||Biggest challenge rigth now is to get the missing machines like a CNC-machine. Also the development of workshops and creation of knowledge to help our useres more efficiant with their projects.||detailed guides to different technologies or applications. Like Arduino etc. (creation of knowledge)||0||10hours every week usually a wednesday||Non-profit||Yes||No||We still need time to make ourself known to the public as we are only open now for 4 month now. We are well integrated into University structures though.|
|Fab Lab||2013||5||5||2||1||4||$80-100||Contracts with Corporations, Events||50-100||Yes||1-5||$70||Lasercutter||Germany||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights, Workshops, Mobile Fab Lab||2||3||3||2||5||Getting the staff paid. Motivation is big to contribute time, but when it comes to striving duties one should get paid.||Donations to extend the Open Lab Time||10||Monday till Friday 10am - 8 p, Saturday 12 - 6 pm||For-profit||No||Yes||Personal networks in this fields. Located at the heart of Berlin.|
|Makerspace||2012||1||2||2||5||3||$0-20, $20-40||Workshops, Membership Fees, soda and materials sales||50-100||No||0||$40||3dprinters, followed by laser cutter,||USA||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2||2||3||2||8||Dealing with the clutter,||volunteer/workshop coordinator||100||24/7 for members, |
7pm-10pm Tuesdays and Sundays for the public.
|Non-profit||No||Somewhat||Missing the free time for people to shake hands and go around to places. we all have dayjobs.|
|Makerspace||2013||None||None||None||None||None||Free||Government Subsidies||1000+||No||1-5||0||Computers, 3D printer||USA||Social Media, Open House Nights, Workshops, library programs||1||2||3||4||15||Time (only 20 hrs/wk are dedicated to the space and all programming)||Equipment repair/maintenance||10||M-Th 9am-9pm|
|Non-profit||Yes||Somewhat||More equipment, more space, more integrated staff. |
Community partnerships have helped.
|Fab Lab||2013||None||4||3||1||3||$20-40||Membership Fees, Contracts with Corporations||0-50, 50-100||Yes||1-5||Project||Laser cut - 3D printer||Italy||Newsletter, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Workshops, events||4||3||2||2||10||To buy the digital tools||More employers||0||24/7||For-profit||No||Yes||A good network and communications with media|
|Fab Lab||2010||3||3||1||1||5||$40-60, $80-100, $150+||Workshops, Contracts with Corporations||100-200||No||1-5||$10||Laser cutter. Never stops!!||Saudi Arabia||4||3||3||4||8||Educating people and enhancing the awareness of digital fabrication and DIY.||Collaboration||20||We operate 5 days a week (open for everyone, community users and businesses) from 9 am - 6 pm.||Both||Yes||Yes||Our space is creative and fairly a new experience. Therefore, people are always interested to explore and use our space.|
|Fab Lab||2011||5||3||2||1||4||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $40-60, $60-80, $80-100, $100-150, $150+||Membership Fees||100-200||Yes||0||$40||Lasercutter||Germany||Newsletter, Social Media, Word of Mouth, Open House Nights, Workshops||2||1||3||4||5||Consistently working on bringing it forward||Tax/adminsitration work||40||24/7||Non-profit||No||Yes||Members with contacts|
|Fab Lab||2007||3||4||2||1||2||$80-100||Workshops, Membership Fees, Government Subsidies||0-50||Yes||5-10||Project||laser cutter||Spain||Newsletter, Social Media, Workshops||1||2||2||1||7||a lot of work and a great team||space||30||9-20:00||Non-profit||Yes||Yes||different public events that we participate with demos or workshops, big scale models of cities|
|Fab Lab||2013||4||3||2||1||5||Free, $0-20, $20-40, $40-60||Workshops||0-50||Yes||1-5||Project||laser cutter||Luxembourg||Newsletter, Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Workshops||2||1||3||2||20||the biggest challenge is to embrace a community, it takes time!||building machines||20||Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm|
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (open access afternoons run from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
|For-profit||Yes||Yes||we are located in the heart of the new 'science city' and are the 3rd branch of thebusiness incubator & co-working place|
|Makerspace||2011||2||3||1||4||5||$20-40, $150+||Membership Fees||0-50||Yes||0||$20||Soldering Irons||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Community Boards, Open House Nights||2||3||4||1||8||Getting others to help run the space|
Getting new members, getting members that are involved
|Everything||100||24/7||Non-profit||No||No||Our town doesn't really have a tech/arts culture. The next closest city that does have this, has their own groups.|
|Fab Lab||2013||None||5||1||2||4||Free, $0-20, $20-40||Equipment rental||400-500||No||1/5/2014||Project||Laser cutter||Portugal||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.), Word of Mouth, Open House Nights||4||2||1||3||12||making the space inspirational, cozy and practical|
- managing the staff
- developing projects in collaboration
monday to friday
|Non-profit||Yes||Yes||- the location|
- the network in the city hall
- being open to everyone
|Makerspace||2011||None||5||3||1||3||$20-40||Membership Fees||0-50||Yes||1/5/2014||$110||Bandsaw||USA||Social Media, Word of Mouth, Workshops||3||2||1||3||5||Time required & Delay in shop setup/space organization,|
relocating the facilities.
|marketing||99||10am-10pm in general,|
Reality 9am to past midnight, 2am closing.
|Fab Lab||2012||None||4||2||1||2||Free, $20-40||Workshops, Contracts with Corporations, Consulting||100-200||No||1/5/2014||Project||Laser Cutter||JAPAN||Social Media, Traditional Media (print, tv, radio, etc.)||2||2||1||2||5||Monetize, Build community, Make project.|
we collaboration other company make some "Fab" projects.
Mobile FabLab = collaborated NISSAN, TOYOTA.
(sorry, this site is Japanese.)
"Fab" shop = LOFT, MUJI
3DP Fab Challenge = Stratasys, Autodesk
OpenLab is every wednesday, 5PM - 9PM
Other time, we take some "Fab" projects.