Makerspaces are emerging in communities all over the world. They are becoming the new shop class teaching skills locally like STEAM education to kids and new technology skills to executives and retirees alike. Makerspaces are also becoming a social club for those with interests in 3D Printing and making. Some, like FabLabSD in San Diego, California have even been the incubators for great Kickstarters and burgeoning start-ups. Hear about our visit to one of their free meet-ups.
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Wouldn’t it be great to be able to learn about 3D Printing, have a support group for your Kickstarter project, socialize with others interested in 3D Design? Makerspaces are in your community today. Find one like FabLabSD in downtown San Diego, California or Build-It-Workspace in Los Alamitos, California. We found them through news articles and through a Meet-Up notification on Twitter. Makerspaces are your best resource for testing 3D Printers and other new technology, for getting mind-share on your project or for just a great space to work. Check out what we learned from our visit to FabLabSD’s free meet-up on April 15, 2015.
IN THIS EPISODE:
- Learn from Allen McAfee about FabLabSD services and members
- Hear why you might want to think about joining a Makerspace
- Get a view on the types of people who attend meet-ups and belong to Makerspaces
- Why the 3D Printer company’s sample print can be misleading
- Don’t miss their open call to makers for the San Diego Maker Faire – October 3rd & 4th, 2015
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Thanks to Allen McAfee and Katie Rast for opening up their FabLabSD session to our mics and camera. A special thank you to Doug LaRue and Austin Allen for taking the time to talk with us and teaching us something new! Another thanks to Mark Lengsfeld from Build It Workspace for additional insight into Makerspaces.
Thanks also to Jonatan Lind of JTL Films for all the video and audio support and for making us look and sound good! A special shout-out to our daughter Alexandra – without her all the little things like transcripts, proofing and links would never get done. We couldn’t do this without you both!
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