admin by Vaalea Darkke | 29 Jan 2017
Education & Learning,Local Business, Economic Development

Makerspace/Repair Cafe

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Repair Cafe:

Makerspace: “From conception to creation, Makerspace North is a place for possibility. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, we’re 19,000 square feet of harmonious mixed-use space taking the form of an industrious workshop, start-up incubator, and community hub. Through innovative programming, events, and experiences Makerspace North works to develop a community of makers, advance ambitious pursuits, and inspire opportunities for creative collisions to happen.”

Public Library Imagine Space:  includes 3D modelling, printing and scanning equipment as well as a laser cutter, photo, audio and video editing equipment and a green screen.
The laser cutter has been particularly popular and has a long waiting list.

The past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can lead the intended audience to become incredibly confused as to why there might be so many names for a single concept. I’d like to take some time to untangle the mess, explain the concepts behind each title, and talk about why I now make significant distinctions between all of these types of spaces.

The Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards is a non-profit corporation funded jointly by the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa to undertake the re-purposing of the c.1941 Municipal Works building at 7 Bayview Road into an Innovation Centre (business incubation and acceleration).$10M-Innovation-Centre-lab-to-help-Ottawa-startups-test-IoT,-smart-city-tech/1

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