jeff sturges

jeff sturges bw

via Jeff Sturges and a church in detroit:



mt elliott maker space











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Jeff on mit talks jan 2015


so what is this?

A space for making, hacking, playing (definitions below via Bud Hunt).

A space where messy is ok, and failing is expected.

A space where you can tinker like a five year old, or make a robotic arm …





examples abound..

a gever tulley‘s tinkering – gone school – Brightworks

a dale dougherty taking over the world..


more on jeff sturges

fab lab – community workshop w/standard set of tools – generally considered fairly expensive
hacker space – community workshop of sorts… started in 80’s in germany, share – rather than illegally – taking something that exists and change into something else – generally people who are 18 or over – sharing finances, et al
maker space – general – for making – more of a mission driven space that is community based.. starting to include all these spaces – it’s the big circle drawn around everything – even make magazine would agree that maker space is coolit’s got to be a self-sustaining community – of money and people and… –
said charging for workshops keeps people valuing themmore ideal model – not need to ask funding
find people
also at @tara at mit – playbook pdf

links to pdf of playbook



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