[hackerspaces] Dream Space

Joshua Pritt ramgarden at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 15:53:16 CET 2013

You could put the 3D printers in the same area as the laser cutter and
electronics fab lab.  This way you can build a circuit then laser cut an
acrylic box or 3D print a box for it.

I would also have a space with a large table or a few small tables with
nice chairs for the programmer / software / graphic artist / CAD types to
spend their time working on their craft.

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 1:12 AM, bownes <bownes at gmail.com> wrote:

> As I mentioned earlier, TVCoG just landed a $550k grant to buy and rehab a
> building here in Troy N.Y.  As anyone cN probably guess that's going to be
> a fraction of the total bill, but it's a heck of a start.
> I'm the space planner/manager for our existing 5,000 ft facility and,
> truth be told we are already pretty cramped with a wood shop, metal shop,
> welding room, electronics, 3d print area, office, social and storage space.
> Many of the tools are on wheels so they can be moved into an open area to
> be used, or at put away in storage area when not in use (textiles
> especially).
> Today I was handed the blank blueprints for the building we are getting.
> The shop space will almost double in size to just under 10k ft.
> Despite a desire to put in a dedicated space for *.*, it makes more sense
> to keep it pretty open and flexible IMHO.
> My question is this, given a blank sheet of paper, what would you want,
> space wise, for elements of a space? Would you wall off 3d printing from
> fiber arts? Metal shop? Electronics?
> Would you like exterior light more for a metal shop or a wood shop? What
> would describe the dream space and what would you do different from what
> you have now? What lessons have you learned were you to move in all over
> again? ( I'd put the vacuum and compressed air systems in _first_ for
> example)
> Things you think I might keep in mind? Mistakes or successes?
> Thanks!
> Bob
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