About this project
danger!awesome gives aspiring makers the tools and creative environment they need to design, make, invent, and learn. In the three years since we opened our doors, our modest 500 square foot shop has helped over two thousand aspiring makers, bringing their great ideas to life with three laser cutters and a 3D printer. This February, we're opening a new 2,000 square foot coworking and classroom space to teach art and engineering workshops, host community design-build projects, and offer the latest and greatest fabrication technology to makers of all ages and experience levels.
We’ve already taken the first step by securing a second, much larger location, right around the corner from our existing shop. With this addition, we know we can turn danger!awesome into Greater Boston's next great makerspace. We have the team, the technology, and the vision to see it through, but now we need you to make this renovation happen.
Our $35,000 Kickstarter goal directly funds the renovation of this new 2,000 square foot space. We’ll also need desks, chairs, and task lights for the 30 new workstations we will be able to provide. Our stretch goal of $60,000 puts a CNC router, a jewelry CNC, a powerful fiber laser, and a fume hood within our reach, taking our shop’s production capabilities to the next level. But this money buys more than just equipment and furniture. Together, these elements create a learning center with plenty of classroom space, a flexible coworking environment which caters to any project, big or small, plus a full-service workshop ready to host group trainings and events.
To show you how much we appreciate your support, we’re offering up a wide range of rewards and prizes, brought to you by the talented hands of danger!awesome’s own designers and makers. So let us show you what we can do or better yet, join us! Pledge towards memberships and workshops for yourself, your family, your friends, or even a local student in need of our resources.
Risks and challenges
As with any renovation project, danger!awesome's biggest challenge in this undertaking will be keeping our construction on schedule. We plan to open the doors on our new space by March 15, exactly one month after our Kickstarter campaign ends. There's a lot of work to do—walls to build, furniture to make, heavy machinery to move—but we have a capable team and supportive community in place to make it happen! Close to half of danger!awesome's staff has or is actively pursuing an architecture degree, so our design team is fully-loaded and ready to go. All we need is your support!
We'll be sure to include you in our project by thoroughly documenting the construction process with webisodes, photos, and blog posts you can easily find on our website and social media. So if something unexpected does happen (like if we find the Arc of the Covenant in the basement, Indiana Jones style) you'll be the first to know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
First of all, you are an amazing human being. Second of all, YES! Just add the totals together for all rewards you would like to participate in and pledge that amount on any single prize. If you're interested in a prize that has a limited quantity, make sure to back that tier to guarantee one for yourself while supplies last. For example, if you'd like a $40 slice of OK Go toast and a $15 party ticket, pledge $55 towards the toast.
If we're successfully funded, you'll be able to pick and choose multiple prizes equal to your total pledge amount in our rewards survey comes out mid-February.
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