What is a Makerspace?

Makerspace is defined by Wikipedia as

<blockquote>A makerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, hackerspace, or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate.</blockquote>

If you have not noticed makerspaces are popping up everywhere. We even have one in Salt Lake City called <a href="" title="EnjiGo Makerspace" target="_blank">EnjiGo</a>! The website <a href="" title="Makerspace Website" target="_blank"></a> shows hundreds of registered makerspaces. The folks at also produce a guide to creating a space yourself. Many are focused on kids located in libraries, community centers and schools. All we can saw is very cool.

Imagine kids being able to come in and tinker, tape, weld, build, create, imagine … ah, sky is the limit.

We found out about Makerspaces by way of customers asking to stock their Makerspace with BRACKITZ. When asked, "Why BRTACKITZ?" we got answers telling us that because BRACKITZ are sturdy, big and totally open-ended they are basically a maker toy. What they are finding is that many people in the makerspaces are using BRACKITZ as a foundation, structure or scaffold for their maker project. We think this is so cool. In fact, this is how we innovate. We take BRACKITZ and give them to tinkering labs and schools and let them put them into crafts areas. What we get back are all kinds of new structures: elevators, simple machines, gear mechanisms and so on. If you have not caught on some of these ideas will be the BRACKITZ of the future!

Happy Building.

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