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Project #1 – The Maker Space Itself

Project number one for the Maker Space will be ‘making the space’.

We expect that the physical space we finally decide on will be a big empty room. We will need to do some layout drawings and create the space with the services we need to allow projects to proceed.

Here is a list of the activities we expect to have to complete in order to get the space usable:

  • upgrade the basic structure as needed (repairs, paint, plumbing)
  • Electrical: we will need to provide extra outlets to power the various areas
  • Network: we will need to provide some network wiring to each bench as well as a wireless system
  • Security: we will need to secure the area with intrusion, smoke, CO and other sensors, as well as cameras.
  • Access Control: we will need to secure a main door with a lock that has the ability to allow only specific people access.
  • Work Areas: We will need a couple of wood benches that users can work on electronics, word working. We may also have a metal bench for metal fabrication. These benches will likely be made on site.

The above gives you an idea of the work that is ahead of us. Once we have funding and a space, we will be looking for volunteers to help us get this space going.