photo by Stephen Sweeney
From my point of view, I’m definitely drawn to the community spirit and the social side. For others it’s an ability to share equipment. Some people might want to use a drill or a saw but don’t have the facilities at home. Having the Makerbot as a shared resource is also great.
People just come along and build stuff, but you don’t necessarily need to have a project. We also like to talk about things and bat ideas around. We do consider ourselves a club. We’re like-minded but not necessarily alike in ability.
And it’s not just a MakerBot among the rakes and shovels in this garden shed. They “have a kettle and everything, even though we sometimes run out of milk.” Just as long as they never run out of brown ale.
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