More than three years after forming and now with a larger workspace, Springfield MakerSpace, 1000 S. Spring St., is inviting local residents to join their close-knit “crafting community,” where things, both big and small, are created every day.
“People ask me, what’s a makerspace?” said member Bob Emerson, a retired engineer. “And I say, ‘Well, we make things.’”
The answer may seem simple, yet it perfectly sums up what the group does. From embroidery and jewelry-making to 3D printing and computing programming, the group has something for everyone.
“That’s basically what it’s about. We try and share what we what we know with other people,” said member Jeanette Eichhorn. “… The more people we bring in, the more things we have to choose from, the more we skills we have.”
According to Makerspace.com a makerspace, also called a hackerspace, is “a collaborative…