Surprises in the Makerspace

The degree to which surprises – projects, artifacts, workshops – emerge in and from the community is the degree to which the community feels alive. Last week I walked in to find just such a surprise.

Woodworking Workshop

David Taylor, he of ion drive fame, decided to hold a workshop, and coordinated with Innovation Center staff (unbeknownst to me) to get flyers and pizza and materials together. Folks showed up and walked away with some pretty nice laser cut dice, and some skills besides.


It seems like a pretty simple formula: empower students, provide them with resources, stand back, and watch a vibrant, growing ecosystem emerge. Here’s to many more surprises.

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