Hackerspaces, Fablabs and Makerspaces

Smith, Adrian, Fressoli, Mariano, Abrol, Dinesh, Arond, Elisa and Ely, Adrian (2017) Hackerspaces, Fablabs and Makerspaces. In: Grassroots Innovation Movements. Routledge, pp. 100-122. ISBN 9781138901223

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Over the decade since the early 2000s, open access, community-based design and fabrication workshops of diverse kinds have spread rapidly around the world. Variously called hackerspaces, fablabs and makerspaces, these workshops provide people with access to tools and resources for making almost anything they want. They are typically equipped with versatile digital fabrication technologies, microelectronics and design software as well as traditional machine tools and craft equipment. Many workshops are networked internationally, whether informally via forums for shared interests and projects or, in some cases, formally through organizing associations (e.g. the Fab Foundation for fablabs). Networking allows participants to identify with a bigger movement in hacking, making and fixing as well as enabling users to share designs, machining instructions and practical help for using and running workshops.

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Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Date Deposited: 05 May 2022 16:44
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URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/105679

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