It is hard to stop a good idea, even with obstacles such as months of coronavirus fears, a flagging economy and a wayward car in December that smashed into the corner of the warehouse that houses The Flagstaff Makerspace Coco-op on West Kaibab Lane.
Opening in July of last year, the co-operative venture honors the makerspace ideal: Enter with an idea, learn to make it, make knowledgeable and curious friends.
In recent years, makerspaces have cropped up across the country to provide places where people with shared interests can gather to work on projects while exchanging ideas, equipment and knowledge.
Graham Campbell, an outdoor adventure guide from Knoxville, Tennessee, moved to Flagstaff in 2019 and found work as a mountain biking, hiking and canyoneering guide.
Long interested in different trades and tinkering with projects, he also brought with him a dream of starting a…