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About

Maker's Edge is a membership-based, DIY makerspace and prototyping studio set to open August 1, 2014.  We believe in the mission of making and want to give tool, class and mentor access to the central Texas community of students, tinkerers and entrepreneurs.  We imagine a space where thinking and doing are connected and encouraged.  

Our community currently has no makerspace shops, yet we have a large network of schools, tech companies and artisans that would greatly benefit from the cooperative experience of creating in a makerspace.  The first step is to procure a 3D printer.  This one tool can generate excitement and clearly communicate the idea of a makerspace to Waco, and help us create the tools and swag as we seek corporate sponsorships and engage potential members.  Also, we hope to have summer youth classes to help ignite the makerspace movement as we move towards our August 1st opening.

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Risks and challenges

We have an opening date set at August 1, 2014. However, complete funding hasn't happened yet for doors opening. We are currently seeking potential members and passionate STEAMies who believe in bringing the maker movement to Waco, TX. This Kickstarter is our first step in moving toward completion.

While we have signed a lease, and construction has started, we realize that some tools take longer to procure than others. We may not have every tool by opening day, but we believe we can push through this by having a creative, supportive community flourishing in the space by that time. We have a large group of supporters (50) who are just as passionate as we are in bringing this space to life.

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    Have your name splashed up on our Website as an enthusiastic makerspace supporter for the Waco area.

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    Crazy-cool safety glasses with the Maker's Edge logo, because every maker is crazy-safe!

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    A T-Shirt proclaiming the marriage of Waco and the maker movement, stirring others into a frenzy to find out more.

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    A Maker's Edge golf hat, perfect of for the lazy, flaming summer days of Texas

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    A Logo Golf shirt; Makers love to work on their swing while bragging about their latest project. Ladies don't worry, we have a version perfect for you.

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    Perfect for a lasting impression! Sponsor one of our work tables with a personalized plaque emblazoned with your name, company or art (as long as it's PG13) to show your infinite devotion to the makerspace movement. We will send you a picture showcasing your plaque in the makerspace table. And to our best ability, we will let you pick what kind of table you would like to sponsor (ie; woodworking, composites, drafting, crafting etc.)

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Funding period

- (25 days)