In particular, we welcomed two visitors from the European makerspace movement VULCA, Alexandre (on the left) and his colleague Clemence (second from the right).
The visitors met with our trustees and filled us in how makerspaces were growing across Europe. The Vulca Makers Mobility Program had over 100 volunteers from European makers pace who had collectively visited over 250 makerspaces in Europe. We were informed about an earlier European Commission study that had visited 28 countries and generated a report 𝑶𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒓 𝑴𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒖𝒓𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒐𝒏.
A map extracted from this report is reproduced below.
It was interesting to see that for the four major countries in the EU this study had recorded the following numbers of makerspaces: France 158, Germany 151, Italy 133, the UK 57. The UK numbers included The T-Exchange and 3 others in Scotland.
The number for the Netherlands was 54; just about the same as for the whole UK.
Our next T-Exchange meeting is on Friday 15th February
Come along and join in with the Moray Firth MAKERSPACE
in the "Garden Room" at the Findhorn Village Centre
Doors open at 7:00pm for 7:30pm start
If you are a 'Maker' - come along and join in
The next STEAMIE is at Horizon Scotland
on Friday 1st March 2019 at 10:00 am.
Would discussion with like or even unlike minds help you to make stuff ?
Are you interested in advanced technology such as:
3D printers - Raspberry Pi - robots - Arduino - new materials - Python - Processing (- the programing language for artists AND engineers)
Would you be prepared to exchange your own skills with others ?
Are you green or ANY other colour?
If you have said “Yes!” to ANY one of the above then:-
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Makerspaces and hackerspaces for the likes of us are being formed around the world.
Go to our WHO ARE WE? page for more information