What is a Maker?
Someone who makes something. Creators, Fabricators, Engineers, Artists, etc. The term is purposefully inclusive. Maker Culture emphasizes learning-through-doing in a social environment. (Wikipedia)
What is a Makerspace?
What is MakerFX?
MakerFX is a community-led makerspace in South Orlando with 3500 sq. ft. of space, and maker tools such as a laser engraver, CNC router, vinyl cutter, 3D printers, woodworking tools and much more. Our community includes members from a diverse set of backgrounds including artists, engineers, teachers and software developers.
How can I learn more about MakerFX?
The best way is to join one of our online communities (meetup, facebook, slack), and then to visit our space (Open Make Friday Nights, Classes & Workshops). You can also email us if you have a specific question, or can’t visit on a Friday night.
You may also wonder…
Where can I find other Makerspaces?
If you are outside Central Florida, there is no single definitive list, but the following lists will help you find a space near you:
Also, check out Nation of Makers, a national non-profit that helps unify makerspaces, maker events, and maker organizations.
What is the difference between a Hackerspace and a Makerspace?
According to google – not much. Its really about the term that a specific space decided to use and the community that formed within that space. If the term “hacker” concerns you – go back to the original definition – “individuals who enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming limitations of software systems to achieve novel and clever outcomes.”