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Sat, 09 Dec 2017 17:45:18 +0000

With the recent news about TechShop closing and the more recent news of TechShop reopening, I’ve been following the discussions around what TechShop did right, what TechShop did wrong, and what it should do in the future. All of this is colored by my experience at Milwaukee Makerspace over the last 6 years, including being […]

The “Potluck” Makerspace

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:18:47 +0000

I recently heard the word “potluck” applied to a makerspace. So what exactly is a potlock and how does it work? A potluck is a gathering where each guest contributes a different and unique dish of food, often homemade, to be shared. (Okay, ignore that bit about food.) Many spaces are started by groups of […]

The NoiseMakers (Part XI)

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:13:02 +0000

This is (almost) the last noisemaker. There’s been a whole series, and they were all at Maker Faire Milwaukee. But don’t worry, if you missed them in person you can read all about them… This one started out (somewhat) as a joke. While at Milwaukee Makerspace trying to convince other members to join me on […]

The NoiseMakers (Part X)

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 20:57:19 +0000

Just a few more of these noisemakers… I swear! Yes, if you are not aware, I made a lot of them. I also brought them all to Maker Faire Milwaukee in 2017 so people could play with them. That’s the sort of thing I tend to do. On with the show! The speaker for this […]

The NoiseMakers (Part IX)

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 23:27:13 +0000

Once again we’ve got a noisemaker to tell you about. As you may know, there’s a whole series of these things, and they were all at Maker Faire Milwaukee in 2017, and each one is getting a blog post. (More links are at the bottom of this post.) This one features a really nice (looking) […]