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Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself

CRASH Space’s mascot Sparkles is a My Little Pony with a soldering iron sticking out of its head, typifying the whimsy and cleverness of the hackerspace scene.

Credit: John Baichtal

Why join a hackerspace? If you haven’t found a hundred reasons in the preceding pages, the scene probably isn’t for you. And it isn’t for everyone. Hackerspaces are for those who yearn for friends to share their technological and intellectual passions, to help them build the projects of their dreams. Hackerspaces are for those who are energized by the work of others, who love to learn and share. If you don’t like to learn, if you’re afraid of others taking your ideas, if you have all the tools you want, the hackerspace environment may not be a good fit. If your reason for not joining a hackerspace is that there is none nearby to join, it’s time to start your own! Here’s how.


  

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