Baltimore Hackerspace is pulling out all the stops in an effort to get financially solvent.
They even found Morgan Freeman:
Well, jk, it’s actually an impersonator.
In all seriousness, though, the six-year-old East Baltimore hackerspace, located in an industrial park off Route 40, is facing rising rent and utilities. At the same time, several longtime members left all at once for a number of reasons. As a result, the space is eight members short of being financially stable, said Baltimore Hackerspace President Michael Hammond.
To raise the money, the organization launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo with a goal of raising $5,000.
Hammond said members at the space have been churning out electric vehicles, microcontrollers, software and mechanical work. Among the favorite tools are a 3D printer, 50W laser cutter, CNC mill, metal lathe, welder and plasma cutters.
That guy in the question-mark suit even stopped by earlier this year:
— Paul King (@superfr0) January 29, 2015
Hammond adds that the space is open to partnering with companies for networking, allowing employees to use the space or promoting products while allowing members to teach classes with them.
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