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Georges Kesseler georgeskesseler at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 9 01:07:46 CET 2013

I see it very basically:
In a makerspace, you make new stuff from raw materials (design PCB,
write softs, build machines...)
In a hackerspace, you hack different functionality into existing stuff
(radio-toaster, CDrom robot ...)

But also, in a hackerspace you can as well make new stuff from raw and
in a makerspace you can recycle old materials.
So the origin is different, the result is quite the same: creativity.


On 01/03/2013 11:41 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck wrote:
> Hi to all,
> I remember discussions some year or more ago which were trying to
> "clear up" the difference between hackerspaces and makerspaces - when
> the "shift" started to happen (if not before). If I remember correctly
> most of the opinions were that the differences are in the amount of
> hardware hacking in makerspaces and more software hacking in
> hackerspaces. For me it sounds bit strange because many of either off
> do both and also the ratio changes with time and peopl involved. I do
> not remember references to makerspaces as being for profit. Is it now
> the case by definition? I still take makerspace = hackerspace.
> I wonder if it is just me or if the makerspace/hackerspace communities
> are still virtually the same.

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