A couple weeks ago the makerspace breezed right by a big milestone. It has been 10 years since our first open meeting at our Lenox location. 10 years ago the doors to the Lenox building were opened to the public for the first time. Our Makerspace started in a founding members Tom’s garage then moved to the first location on Chase avenue. At the time we were moving into the Lenox building we had just 40 members. Over the course of that first year membership tripled to 150. For me it was a super exciting time to see the Maker community take shape.
Our mission for the past decade as set forth in out by laws is to:
A. Build and maintain spaces suitable for technical and social collaboration
B. Collaboration on all forms of technology, culture, and craft if new and interesting ways.
C. Freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others.
D. Recruit and develop talented members dedicated to these purposes.
I am so grateful to be a member of our community of curiosity and look forward to the next decade. I would encourage you all to scroll back in time using this blog and take a look at some of the amazing projects make at our makerspace. Below is a link to the fist blog post from the then new building.