A hackspace (also known as a makerspace, a hacklab, or hackerspace) is a community-operated (usually Not-For-Profit) workspace where people with common interests around technology (i.e. computers, programming, robotics, hardware building/hacking, mechatronics, digital art and/or electronic art, etc.) can meet, network, socialize, exchange ideas and collaborate in various projects.
Not everyone joining a hackspace is or must be a computer hacker or have extensive knowledge on hardware and/or programming. The hackspace is there to provide an opportunity for everyone to learn from others, contribute with ideas and projects, and explore new technologies.
From writing a few simple lines of code, to Raspberry Pi projects, to 3D printing, to automating tasks such as the watering of plants using circuit boards like Arduino, to building a hovering weather station; a hackspace is the door to an open collaboration in knowledge and learning, while understanding science and technology, especially at a young age.
The best projects in the world started by groups of friends having an experimental hackspace at their basement or garage. Imagine what you can do, by having access to a large and open community, ready to learn and collaborate.
Lead your own team by building a hackspace cluster with your friends in your local community, or find an existing cluster to join. It is that simple! The only question remaining to answer is..
What will you learn & build next?