Daydreaming about our maker space. Today I’m thinking about what a typical weekday might look like (in the dream version of the idea, where we have gobs of space):
7-10 a.m.: cafe opens; makerspace open to those already trained on the equipment; also open for members’ co-working
(question: can we make one space that’s kid-friendly, so stay-at-home parents can bring littles there to hang out while the grown-ups work in congenial company? depends on how the space plays out)
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: maker space and co-working open, + classes geared towards retirees, work-from-home / stay-at-home adults: resume seminar, memoir writing, etc.
(possibly also preschoolers, though we have a lot of that already in Oak Park, so I’m not sure we need to cover that same ground)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.: maker space and co-working open, but this is also when the teens show up: classes geared towards teens, mentoring program, tutoring program
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: back to an adult-friendly space, the cafe starts serving wine and beer, more substantial evening classes (like a 7-8:30 3D printing class), maker space and co-working open.