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the MakerSpace platform explained
Transcript of the MakerSpace platform explained
The Manufacturing Centre
Examples of Classes
the MakerSpace Goals
5 Makerspace established locations by the end 0f 2015
100 Members per location
New Businesses starting all over South Africa through The Makerspace
Creating job opportunities and training facilities, opening doors for people to MAKE a future for themselves
Introducing Making as a school subject for young creatives
What the platform is about?
The MakerSpace is a platform for makers by makers. We empower people by inspiring, teaching, learning and sharing. We partner with other's who also want to empower makers in Africa. Our platform supports and connects makers and local "maker spaces" providing a creative playground equipped with the tools that help lower the barriers to entry for people to express their creativity in a physical way.
It is about people getting together, working creatively,
their experience and resources,
each other how to build, make and share.
Makers find value in making something themselves rather than buying something off the shelf. They give a physical product more value because of the thoughtful, careful and useful way they design it and make it. Makers are not aiming for mass market for their product, they are simply expressing something they love, and sharing that love with anyone else that they can.
Makers Openly share resources, expertise, equipment and encouragement because they choose to believe that we can do more together than we can apart. Maker's like the idea of a “bottom-up economy”, where products are developed by the people who use them, not from the corporate headquarters of multinational companies.
The heart of a Maker is to do good, and improve the world around them, and prefer to share designs rather than hide them.
Co-working space where people can learn
Provide access to equipment like 3D printers, lasercutters & CNC routers
Attract the most influential creatives
Commercial members area
Provide access to a network of makerspaces and equipment.
Visually attractive, high tech feel
Ardiuno & Rasberry Pi
Pick & Place Machines
Large format printing
Sewing & leatherwork
Wood Work Centre
Laser cutting 150W
Laser cutting 3kw
5axis CNC Milling
Inspire, learn, share, teach
Introduction to 3D Printing
Laser etching Boards
Intro to electronics
Current Makerspace Locations
The Foundry Makerspace
Maker Library Network
Become a part of the platform
Unlock the latent human creative potential for the good of people.
Build a network of makerspaces that provide access to technology and techniques to make anything
The Foundry Durban
The MakerSpace Platform provides:
Online Collaboration Platform
Membership account management & communication
E-commerce member vendor stores
Integrated machine access control
Social Media marketing
Graphic design and visual experience management
Public relations and press releases
Online training platform
Tried and tested Course curriculum's
Commercial Design & Laser Cutting
Corporate Team Building
Premium web content
Skills development funds from Gov
Enterprise development funds from Corporate
Private School Satellite makerspaces
After school programs
Member generated content sales
Online marketing platform