Learning is for Everyone, the lead organizer of Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire, recently met with University Area Community Center Complex directors, Tampa Freeskool, and Forward Thinking Initiatives, for a Skype meeting with James Carlson, of SchoolFactory.org, an organization that assists in the development of community makerspaces. We’re confident our collaborative efforts will result in the creation of at least one big public makerspace in the Tampa Bay area, and hopefully several!
The makerspace movement is growing nationwide, but it’s a relatively new concept for Tampa Bay. James Carlson’s BucketWorks in Milwaukee is a great example of the community building power of a makerspace. The Mt. Elliott Makerspace in Detroit is another. The Mt. Elliot folks recently created this video titled “What Is the Mt. Elliott Makerspace?” that captures the spirit and power of makerspace awesomeness!
If you’d like to see great public spaces like this in our area, join in our Makerspace Unconference, which will be held during our Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire on March 31. Check back regularly for the event agenda to see what time we’ll hold our informal informational gathering, so you can share your voice and vision about what you’d like to see in your own Tampa Bay Makerspace!