The power of community!

We are very grateful to be part of the Nation of Makers community. The very first Nation of Makers conference (NOMCON) was held at our doorstep (in Santa Fe, New Mexico). It was memorable and a wonderful way to meet a diverse group of makers from all over the country. It was a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and experiences, to learn from each other's successes and mistakes and to explore ways to collaborate and innovate. We were able to gather a few pitfalls to avoid when starting a makerspace, but also things to do. From our research, experience, and conversations, we observed a few trends: Some reasons why makerspaces fail: - They had significant startup money from an outside source

How do you define your success?

Bring your idea to life! That's what we encourage you to do in a makerspace. Observe, explore, tinker and maybe come up with a potential solution to a problem you've identified. Don't be afraid of the unknown, don't be afraid to try new things and mostly... don't be afraid to fail! Thomas Edison is reported to have said: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Most times, it takes several iterations of an idea to get to the desired outcome. So failure is usually part of the path to success. But let's be honest, no one really wants to fail at anything...especially when it comes to life. No one wants to feel like a failure. Someone asked this random but also very spe

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