What is this “makerspace” thing?

Still not sure what this makerspace business is about? Think of the space as a co-op workshop. A workshop that is part wood and metal shop, electronics and crafting. Our group isn’t just a tool library, we are a social organization that help crafty sorts make friends, partners, and help mentor or be mentored. Our space is completely ran by volunteer-members. You are not required to volunteer, most don’t, but you are expected to help police safety and assist in cleaning up even when you didn’t make the mess. The makerspace is not a service business to help build your project, we are a co-op that helps teach you how to use our tools to build your project and maybe you’ll find a person or two interested in helping out if you’re interested.