Concord will soon be joining the ranks of New Hampshire cities with a community do-it-yourself center known as a makerspace.
A nonprofit that has long been working on bringing a makerspace to the city has signed a lease on a portion of the former Beede Electric building in Penacook, and hopes to open the doors this coming January.
“This is a community resource for people who want to create,” said Laura Miller, president of the board of directors for Making Matters N.H.
Makerspaces are sometimes described as membership gyms for do-it-yourselfers. They hold a variety of tools, instruments and work spaces that can be used by members, providing both equipment and community for hobbyists and businesspeople.
At least six makerspaces are operated by various non-profit groups in New Hampshire, ranging from Portsmouth to Nashua to Claremont, with more in the works. Each differs in…