Library to get a hackerspace


12 Responses to “Library to get a hackerspace”

  1. GawainLavers says:

    Never heard of Fayetteville, NY.  I was briefly excited for my old town.

  2. awjt says:

    EVEN MORE Lauren Smedley, please!  She is FAB-LAB!  That is all.

  3. Kevin Osborne says:

    As a librarian i’m inspired.
    Gotta talk to the boss-lady about doing this at work.
    I’m pretty sure we can lose a few dozen microfiche shelves to make space…

  4. Jack Daniel says:

    This is awesome and I hope a sign of things to come. As books move more and more into the digital space, libraries should evolve into community centers of learning/making for people of all ages. 

  5. WaylonWillie says:

    Free use of cnc routers….wow, that is insane (and expensive I imagine). I’m moving to Fayetteville!

  6. Chris Anderson says:

    I say the first thing to be made with the Makerbot should be an awesome life size statue of Lauren Smedley  to celebrate her awesomeness.

  7. DMStone says:

    I  like the idea of a Fab Lab in this library, she seems like she is operating more of a community center, and they don’t seem limited on space like most public libraries.

    I, however, continue to question the wisdom of donating any money towards cutting edge technology to a group who doesn’t know how to hold a camera correctly.

  8. Riko Stan says:

    Only about an hour away from home, so hopefully this spreads throughout the area!

  9. gdieken says:

    Great project, FFL! Shooting your promo in 9:16 format certainly doesn’t telegraph to the world that you know which end is up. Skinny doesn’t usually work with interior space & is unforgiving toward the person behind the lens.

  10. Reminds me of coworking and a particular coworking /collaborative workspace –> TechShop.

  11. olivia greiser says:

    We’ve got a sort of fab lab at the Allen County Public Library in Indiana as well.  It’s called the Maker Station, it’s a 10′ x 50′ trailer facility of the nonprofit group Tek Venture ,  and it will be here for a year or so. 

    What hasn’t been figured out (yet) is how to make it available for free or permanently.   Kudos to Fayetteville PL for leading the way on that front!

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