It started as a trickle, but as Nebraska Innovation Studio’s reputation grew, David Martin found himself fielding more and more requests.
“I was getting consistent calls asking if we could make something,” said Martin, director of Innovation Studio. “The word got out that we have incredibly talented makers that can do a lot of different things.
“I was explaining over and over that we’re a makerspace, not a for-hire enterprise.”
But the calls and emails highlighted an obvious need for a new tool at Nebraska Innovation Studio — in addition to the bevy of gadgets available to maker members — only this one needed to be easily accessible to the public.
Martin met with a few of the studio’s board of advisers and they came up with a solution — the “Request a Maker” button on the studio’s homepage.
The service launched in June, and has taken…