[open-science] Advice for starting an open community lab/biomakespace?

sheila miguez shekay at pobox.com
Mon Nov 30 20:23:51 UTC 2015

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 11:21 AM, Marc Dusseiller <marc at dusseiller.ch>

> someone asked a nice question on the DIYbio list recently, asking people
> about their biggest mistakes in setting up their community labs:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/diybio/CXCmHGrk5TI
> it's usually easier to tell "what didnt work" cos of the diversity of
> approaches. from my experience the main pitfall is to set-up a space with
> loads of infrastructure and then wait for a "community" to come and do
> "great" projects. i have seen soooo much cash and energy wasted with that
> approach (especially in the fabber world). better to start bringing the
> existing communities together, create an inspiring group of people eager to
> do something bottom-up. the top down "here is your space" never worked.

Speaking of which, someone posted
http://texrat.net/tarrant-makers-fall-of-a-foundation/ in a thread on the
hackerspaces.org discuss list. via

(I started that thread due to some of the troubles we've had this year at
my space)

shekay at pobox.com
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