Welcome to the Lancaster Maker Lab site. This is an idea that I’ve had for a while, and discussed with various people. Maker labs are springing up all over the globe, also known as Makerspaces, hackerspaces, hacklabs, and various other connotations.
The idea is to have a common area, not only kitted out with various pieces of equipment that an individual may not normally have access to, but also a place to go to talk to like minded individuals, share ideas, and find missing skills for that project you want to work on. For a full description of what a Maker Lab is, check here
This site is here as the first steps towards making this goal a reality, a virtual maker lab, with hopes to become a fully working one in the future, if there turns out to be a need.
I’m looking for:
- Interested people
- Feedback on the site
- A location for regular physical meets
Longer term goals are:
- A permanent location
- People to help with administration
- Any old equipment (anything… desks, chairs, cabinets, shelves, soldering irons, multimeters, lathes, cnc mills, sewing machines, mannequins)
For now, I’m setting up a few areas of this site for use, so if you’re interested please register, and take a look around. We have a wiki to use, so introduce yourself on there and feel free to note any projects you’re working on. There is also a Google Group set up for discussion.