As some of you might know I am connected to the Lancaster and Morecambe Makers (by Directorship) and to the Space in Lancaster (Founder Memer and on the Organising Team). We will soon be having our opening event and membership officially opens on the 1st March. I thought I would share with you all some more details.
On Friday 27th March (14:00-16:00) the Space in Lancaster will have its inaugural event at it shome in Sharpes Mill on the White Cross Business Park. On Saturday 28th March (10:00-16:00) we will open our doors to the public for a demonstration of the Space and some of our equipment.
Please bring along all your family for a look at what can be made at a MakerSpace and to get a chance to look at a commercial Laser Cutter at close quarters.
What is the Space in Lancaster?
The Space is a modern initiative for the centre of Lancaster offering a unique location for the members of the technological, manufacturing and digital industries to create and collaborate alongside members of the broader community.
Who are Lancaster and Morecambe Makers?
Lancaster and Morecambe Makers (LAMM) are a company limited by guarantee who own and operate the Space in Lancaster. The business challenge with the Space will be to increase collaboration and inspire innovation between micro- and small-business while also providing a small scale workshop for fabrication to either business or personal members.
Why Sharpes Mill?
White Cross Business Park is a prime location to host a Hackspace. The team at White Cross are forward thinking, supportive and innovative for modern business and business environments.
What is a (Hacker)(Maker)(Tech)(+)Space?
There are a few different types of space with overlapping definitions (see definitions), ideas and goals. Some have a slightly more creative, craft, feel and are almost entirely community workshops, others have a stronger manufacturing/digital ideology. They are often referred to as Hackerspace, MakerSpace, Fab Labs or TechShops. Some of these are commercially orientated and operated as franchises. The Lancaster 'Space' would be geared towards a fusion between a Hack Lab and Fab Lab offering elements of both and geared towards a partnership between community, educational, accessible fabrication and micro-small business collaboration, opportunity and innovation.
You can visit the Space via:
- http://bit.ly/lammweb - our Website
- http://bit.ly/lammface - our Facebook Page
- http://bit.ly/lammgit - our public Git repository
- http://bit.ly/lammlist - our Mailing List