WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO START A MAKERSPACE? ANSWER: Y-O-U SUPPORTING ONE
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
I was thinking about that as I read Jonesy’s appeal to you in the post below to please help advertise our upcoming November 3 event at Richland College, Garland Campus. I hope you will pass along the information about this great, educational and fun family event on the first Sunday afternoon in November.
AND I was thinking about the material and photos that Anthony Alcala from The Lab – ms Plano sent me yesterday for inclusion here on our Garland Area makerspace website: Garlandmakers.org where we will soon have an entire section featuring stories of all the people who are participating in the Maker Block Party on November 3.
The story of Plano’s makerspace (The Lab – m s) is true of the birth of many good things: It was begun by a handful of people. Back in 2013 three friends got together to discuss the local hacker/maker meetups and spaces about what they liked and what was lacking.
These initial conversations between Shawn, Roxy, and Richard lead to the formation of TheLab.ms as a new non-profit organization with a mission to foster collaborations between science, art, culture, and technology. The idea was to bring many groups with different interests all together into a single space where their ideas and interests could intersect and spawn new ideas and interests to the benefit of all involved.
If you want to visit the Plano makerspace, it’s easy. They have open house every Tuesday at 8PM.
1915 N. Central Expy #370
Now, do your share and pass along Jonesy’s announcement in the post below. Y-O-U can help bring a great makerspace like The Lab ms and the Dallas Makerspace to Garland. It’s time we had one too!
WE NEED YOU!