Secondly, Boston Makers will be building a zome dome
at the the Wake Up the Earth Festival
on Saturday, May 3rd from 10:30 AM–5:00 PM near where the nonprofit and advocacy tables are located. We are also looking for teen and adult volunteers to help: sign up here
What is a makerspace
? Makerspaces are a community-operated workspace where people with common interests can rent spaces and create or be “makers” together. This includes people working in 3D printing, art, bicycle building and repair, CNC router, computer-aided design, electronics, electrical fabrication, fashion and textiles, jewelry, lampworking, laser cutting, machinery, metalworking, painting, photography, precision metal machining, publishing or printing, robotics, screen-printing, sculpture, software development, stained glass, sewing & fiber arts, video, welding, woodworking, and many other activities.
The idea is to get out of your home or solo studio space, work among your neighbors and peers, share tools and resources, and get inspired by other creative people doing amazing things. Makerspaces can also offer classes for adults, teens, and kids, co-working spaces, cafes/restaurants, and more.
There are now makerspaces around the world
. Greater Boston already has some amazing ones, including Somerville’s Artisan Asylum
. So far, there are no makerspaces open to the general public in Boston, so a group of Bostonians in Jamaica Plain are working on opening one in the near future. To find out more or to get involved, sign up for their email list
Photo: Boy soldering an LED display at the February 2014 maker camp at the Curley K-8 School. Credit: Dominic Burdick.