As HATCH continues to grow, coordinator Liz Helfer said the makerspace is becoming a more integral part of the community and a part of an identity Watertown would like to build.
WATERTOWN – Machines whir and chatter inside the HATCH makerspace at 50 Summer St. It is a hot summer day and Elizabeth “Liz” Helfer is demonstrating how to use some of the tools at the studio to a group of children.
The studio is a large industrial-looking room. Light wooden figurines are placed on display in the front window. Inside, on the far left wall, 3-D printers perch on top of wooden tables. The room is filled with various electronics, and arts and crafts.
HATCH makerspace is a public workshop, run by the Watertown Public Library, where anyone can stop by and learn creative skills, from how to sew, to using a 3D printer, to soldering. The roster of programs has something for everyone…