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Makerspaces: The Garages of the 21st Century

Makerspaces: The Garages of the 21st Century

txrxlabs-logoIf you’re into making things or tinkering with gadgets, you might not always have access to all the tools and equipment you might need – whether it’s expensive welding equipment or a 3D printer. That’s where the phenomenon of “makerspaces” comes in. Makerspaces are essentially communal workshops where members of the collective share the costs and use of tools and equipment – and teach each other. Artists can even share the space to create works ranging from sculptures to art cars.

Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse visited one of Houston’s makerspaces – TX/RX Labs – and asked the group’s Executive Vice President Roland Von Kurnatowski to further explain what a makerspace is…

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →