[hackerspaces] National Fab Lab Network Act of 2010 (111-HR6003)

John Duksta john at duksta.org
Thu Sep 23 22:34:38 CEST 2010

On 09/23/10 15:53, Jesse Krembs wrote:
> I 've spent some time in the MIT fablab and difference between them
> and a hackerspace is pretty small. Both Neil and Amy Sun are easy to
> talk to and easy to find. If you'd like to know more a quick email to
> Neil might do the trick. Isn't the AS220 space a hackerspace and
> fablab?

Yes. AS220 Labs was spun up out of a collaboration with MIT. We didn't 
get any funding from them, just guidance and support. We did a bunch of 
fundraising to raise the capital for the initial hardware expenses 
(Epilog Laser, Roland Milling Machine, Video Conferencing gear, etc). We 
have members like any other hackerspace. I don't see much difference 
between a FabLab and a hackerspace. A rose by any other name...


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