Mission: to build opportunities for other people to learn, make and inspire(and hack, break, fail & all the other components of innovation and creation)
- adult enthusiasts (aka hobbyists)
- prototyping entrepreneurs
- Students (of all ages) who want to learn new skills
- community organizations
Purpose: Promote makers and making by sharing knowledge, space, equipment and talent
- September – Incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit in VA, with an all volunteer staff
- September – secured 501(c)3 operating basis through Fiscal Sponsorship with School Factory
- October – held first annual Loudoun County Maker Fair, launched website, successfully funded our first Kickstarter campaign
- November – First members joined
- November & December: Hosted showing of “Maker, the Movie” in Sterling and Leesburg
- First half, 2015: planning, fund-raising, tool-gathering, building membership, negotiating lease
- June 15th: Completed lease, begin space prep
- Aug 1: Ribbon Cutting ceremony!
- Makerspace now open!
- Location: 71 Lawson Rd in Leesburg VA:
- Member hours 24/7/365. Non-members “drop-in” hours 6-9M on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
- Making things all the time
- Moving into 106 Royal St SW Leesburg, VA
- Setting up new location in Purcellville.