Build Southwest Florida's First Makerspace

Build Southwest Florida's First Makerspace

From Southwest Florida Hackerspace

We want to build a community space for a fabrication lab and workshop to design, educate and create technology. We want to open the first hackerspace in Fort Myers and we need tools and equipment to do some cool things.

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We are a 501(c)3 Florida Non-Profit looking to fund our initial build of our space.

HOW WE STARTED

Established in 2014 and headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, The Southwest Florida Hackerspace was conceptualized out of a need to  network with other like minded technology enthusiasts. It quickly grew into a weekly meetup and now a Florida Non-Profit Organization working on concept designs for a physical space that will offer a broad range of services to add value and assist our members and local businesses.

Our primary services will be: Prototyping, Technology Education, Consumer Products and Support Services

The focus of The Southwest Florida Hackerspace is to create a sanctuary for those interested in learning, building or hacking technology. We also want to help as an incubator for the entrepreneurs where they have access to tools and resources to launch their idea in our local community.

WHERE DO OUR DONATIONS GO?

We are putting all donations to the creation of our space. We want to add a 3D print lab, a wood workshop and some other creative machines.

Some of the machines we are proposing:

Laser Engraver - CNC Machine - Laser Printers - 3d Printers - Soldering Machines - Drill Press - Table Saw - Belt Sander - Welding tools and more.

Other Important Items:

Office Furniture - Workbench Power Supplies - Lounge Furniture - Tables, Desks, Chairs - Various tools

WHAT IF YOU DON'T RAISE YOUR GOAL?

We will still pursue a physical space located somewhere in Fort Myers, Florida. We will put all donations into the creation of the space with priority of machines being based on our members demands.

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

In order to be a member of The Southwest Florida Hackerspace, a person must support the purpose and specific goals of the organization and be at least 18 years old. A member must also provide government-issued photo identification to at least two members of the board of directors at the time of payment of the first membership fee, and provide an electronic mail address for receiving official notice of members’ meetings.

Any person who meets these requirements is eligible for membership in The Southwest Florida Hackerspace, as long as that person pays the monthly membership fee, as determined by the board of directors, for their chosen class of membership.

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