[hackerspaces] Libraries make room for hackerspaces [npr article]

Yves Quemener quemener.yves at free.fr
Sun Dec 11 14:03:57 CET 2011

Nope, though I remember that there was a discussion involving museums a
few months (years ?) ago on the /tmp/lab discussion list.

In Grenoble, we had a sort of deal with a non-profit that offered basic
science workshops to children : we were making public classes about how
to repair a PC (bring your computer and your problem, we teach you how
to solve it) and in exchange we could have the local an evening for a
hackerspace session. It was a very nice link with the general public
"You know, if you want to see how one tinkers with electronics, we are
mounting a 3D printing machine next week.

I think it makes sense to be inside a library, but like always you just
have to find the good person who understand what this is all about.
Administrations and associations (in France at least) are very wary of
people asking for room because there are many groups looking for a local
and some of them are a bit suspicious.


On 12/11/2011 01:50 PM, Mel Shamanka wrote:
> Hey Yves,
> Have you heard of any hacker groups in France or in your area pinging
> the local /collectivités/ or libraries and /médiathèques/ about setting
> up spaces and offering classes to the public ?
> M.
> 2011/12/11 Yves Quemener <quemener.yves at free.fr
> <mailto:quemener.yves at free.fr>>
>     On 12/10/2011 07:45 PM, B F wrote:
>     > The trailer idea is also a good one.  If you can get a truck trailer
>     > that can be moved over the road -- even if it can't be moved laden
>     > with 10klbs, or whatever they normally hold -- then you're not
>     > inextricably tied to one location.  In suburban to semi-rural areas,
>     > it might be fairly easy to find a place to put such a trailer.
>     In Grenoble we have been considering buying a container and renting an
>     empty space to put it, making it mobile . Containers can be big and not
>     that expensive. But we got feedbacks that they are unbearable in the
>     summer or in winter. There are fully equipped ones that come with AC,
>     floor and insulation but they are more expensive. The idea was put in
>     the freezer when we could meet at a friendly non-profit regularly.
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