ACWORTH – A local warehouse that houses two student robotics teams may soon also be home to small businesses and individuals engineering and creating new projects.
The Cherokee Makerspace is a first-of-its-kind in Cherokee County, developed by Firestorm Robotics, which serves students at Etowah, River Ridge and Woodstock High School, and Lithium Robotics, which is made up of students from Cherokee, Cobb and Paulding counties. The two teams share 3,000 square feet on two-levels in a facility near Acworth, and are opening their space to businesses and individuals to help cover their operating costs.
High school students have limited hours to use the space, so the makerspace opens it up for 24-hour use, said Alex Cua, one of the lead mentors for Firestorm Robotics, formerly known as Etowah Electric Eagles.
“The idea, the impetus behind setting up a…