January 14th, 2009 by Paul Sobczak
The initial showing of hands has been a lot more than expected here at Twin Cities Maker, which is great. In 3 days time we have over 60 members in the forum section, and 120 posts. Perhaps what is more significant is the fact that everybody really wants to see this happen.
We will be looking at setting up an initial meeting in the near future to gauge what type of maker space we all would like to see. More information on that as it comes out.
Further several members have notified us of some different groups in the area that are after, or are in some regard searching out the same goal of a maker shop. So far I have learned about:
mnhackers.net: a group of people that have already been meeting online and have investigated several possible spaces in the area.
studiobricolage.org:a community-driven art, craft & technology center for the 21st Century. The center is getting off the ground as an adult program of Leonardo’s Basement.
Leonardo’s Basement: an educational organization for children and their families, formed 10 years ago.
Make: Television: Currently working at Twin Cities Public Television, they have started making the television version of Make magazine.
High Point: Similar to a maker shop with a print making focus, located in the twin cities.
MCBA: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, a workshop and exhibition hall for book related craft.
Any others you know of?