Proposed About Makerspaces
- Differences between hackerspaces, makerspaces, and techshops: http://makezine.com/2013/05/22/the-difference-between-hackerspaces-makerspaces-techshops-and-fablabs/
- A good overview of the hackerspace business model: http://makezine.com/2013/06/04/making-makerspaces-creating-a-business-model/
- A lot of information about starting a hackerspace in this dropbox folder (which was for a conference that Artisan's Asylum put together on starting a hackerspace)
- Hackerspaces.org mailing list: http://lists.hackerspaces.org/pipermail/discuss/
What tools do I need for my makerspace? What is your layout like?
Come check it out on an Open House event! Information about when to visit and where we're located is on our calendar of events: http://thehumblemakers.org/events/
Some of THM's tools are listed here:
I Want To Start A School Makerspace
This is very different than The Humble Makers, but we would love to talk to you about running a school makerspace. Contact us through our website: *http://thehumblemakers.org
Some school makerspace specific resources:
How much does it cost to run a makerspace?
I Want To Start A For-Profit Makerspace
We really don't have any tips on this. It's a very different path than the one we've taken. Having the investment/funding out of the gate would be one of the main advantages of a for-profit makerspace.
Most hackerspaces/makerspaces are non-profit organizations. Makerspaces are an example of non-profits filling a niche that doesn't make "business sense" for a for-profit. We're only successful because of low recurring membership dues and volunteer hours put into creating and maintaining our space.