December 1, 2012 (LocalOrg) - Here is a seven part series on "how to set up a hackerspace." Written by Eric Michaud, co-founder of HacDC as well as Pumping Station: One, the guide introduces many of the considerations one will face when creating their own hackerspace, and how to overcome them. The article was originally posted on Adafruit.com, and the links to each part are found below.
Image: (Buildatron) The Buildatron 3D printer, situated in Pumping Station: One, a hackerspace founded by Eric Michaund. Below, is a guide to help prospective hackerspace founders get started.
How To Start A Hackerspace: Part 1
What is a Hackerspace, and who do you want as your core crew to build your Hackerspace?
How To Start A Hackerspace: Part 2 – A Place To Hack All The Things
What requirements does your Hackerspace need to meet?
How To Start A Hackerspace: Part 3 – A Home For Your Hackerspace
Where to locate your Hackerspace, and things you’ll need to consider.
How To Start A Hackerspace: Part 4 – Get It Done
Make a task list and delegate responsibility to the core crew.
How To Start A Hackerspace: Part 5 – Money and Resources
How to bring in resources to get the tools and materials you need.
How To Start A Hackerspace: Part 6 – Get Your Space Ready
What to do, and where to put everything in your space once you have it.
How To Start A Hackerspace: Part 7 – Launch
What to do when everything is set up.