paulsobczak wrote:I am unaware of anybody that has raised their had for donating money, has that changed?
Heh. Yes and no. I'm sorry to be so annoyingly mysterious, but I want to be 110% for-damn-sure before I start dropping names, and I have some independent corroboration to do before we meet for business on Wednesday.
For now, let's stick with the basics: We're looking for workshop space which will be suitable for our group's diverse needs, as Twin Cities Maker. Studio Bricolage
is also looking for a space, as is Twin Cities Open Circuit
. These are disparate groups, with distinct personalities and interests, but these interests overlap enough to be well served by sharing a single
carefully-chosen, thoughtfully-prepared, well-managed shop.
Any one of these groups could organize a space on their own, and it would get used some of the time. (For example, Leonardo's Basement
, which is focused primarily on science-ed programs for kids, currently sits empty for most of the week.) A somewhat larger space with a broader focus could easily service different groups, with savvy management and a good calendar/scheduling system. (Another LB example here... the 3-night "Keeping the Smoke In" basic electronics class that UptownMaker is teaching, starting Tuesday.)
One of the main reasons we've all been getting together is so we can pool resources and knowledge. My thought is simply to take that further, because I'm starting to see how that can be possible, and it's really exciting.