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The Maker Movement refers to a global culture and community of individuals who engage in do-it-yourself (DIY) activities, hands-on tinkering, and creative projects. It is characterized by a focus on creating, inventing, and exploring various fields such as electronics, robotics, 3D printing, woodworking, crafts, and more. The movement emphasizes collaboration, open sharing of knowledge, and the use of digital fabrication tools and technologies.
Key features and elements of the Maker Movement include:

  1. Hands-on Making: The Maker Movement encourages individuals to actively engage in making physical objects and projects rather than being passive consumers. Makers often embrace a "learning by doing" approach and find joy in the process of creating.
  2. Open Source and Sharing: Makers believe in the open sharing of knowledge, designs, and instructions. They often publish their projects, designs, and ideas online, allowing others to learn, replicate, and modify their work. Open source hardware and software play a significant role in the Maker Movement.
  3. Accessible Tools and Technologies: The Maker Movement has been empowered by the availability of affordable and accessible tools and technologies. 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, microcontrollers, and other digital fabrication tools have become more accessible, enabling makers to bring their ideas to life.
  4. Maker Spaces and Hackerspaces: Maker Spaces, also known as hackerspaces, are physical locations where makers gather to work on projects, share resources, and collaborate. These spaces often provide access to tools, equipment, and a supportive community that fosters creativity and innovation.
  5. Education and STEAM: The Maker Movement has had a significant impact on education, promoting hands-on learning and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education. Maker activities are integrated into school curricula, and maker spaces are increasingly found in educational institutions.
  6. Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Maker Movement has also sparked entrepreneurial ventures and innovation. Makers often turn their projects into businesses or use their skills to develop new products, services, and technologies. Makerspaces and incubators support the growth of startups and small businesses.

The Maker Movement has gained momentum in recent years, with Maker Faires, events, and communities springing up around the world. It has provided a platform for creativity, collaboration, and innovation, democratizing access to technology and empowering individuals to become active creators rather than passive consumers.
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We share access to tools! Members reduce startup risk, make money, save money, start side hustles with Etsy, Shopify etc
Open to visitors and members. 9am to 9pm 7 days per week

Location: North East corner of Foothill and Monte Vista in the College Business Park 

1326  Monte Vista Ave, Unit 3  Upland, CA 91786 

Contact: Rob Perhamus
Cell/Text message 909-234-3369