Silver Spring is getting a new makerspace - DC


Jul. 27, 2015 10:35 am

Silver Spring is getting a new makerspace

The Catylator Makerspace will be located downtown, and will offer classes and workshops for area teens.

At a maker camp in California.

(Photo by Flickr user Mitch Altman, used under a Creative Commons license)

The Silver Spring tech scene is coming into its own. In June, it welcomed a 3D printer-equipped renovated library. And now, a new makerspace is coming to town.

The Catylator Makerspace will open just in time for the city’s Maker Faire in mid-September.

It will be lodged in a 3,000-square-foot space in the World Building at 8121 Georgia Ave.

The space will be geared towards learning, with two classrooms and one open workshop. It will offer classes and supervised workshops for kids ages 12-18.

“Our central location is easy and safe for teens and adult members to access, which wouldn’t have been possible in an industrial area,” said Catylator founder Stephen Morris in a press release Monday. “Our location will help us build robust collaborative initiatives with maker-oriented organizations in our area.”

Lalita Clozel

Lalita Clozel was the former DC Lead Reporter. She has written for, the Los Angeles Times and Philadelphia City Paper. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, she wrote for The Daily Pennsylvanian, covering legal affairs, city politics and labor unions.


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