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Aug 14, 2015 by The . Topics include , , , ,

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Make to order.

From small projects to start-ups, our members create solutions, products, and services, with facilitating an environment where all this can happen. Necessity being one of the parents of innovation around here, the use of the space reflects the interests of the members. And we’re looking to shape some space real soon.

Behind the main building is the Annex, and this is where things are going to get fun. There are three rooms available, each approximately 200 sq/ft! One has already begun it’s transformation into a general purpose room. A series of writing classes are slated for the fall in the space, though being a light tight room, it’s bound to have some other uses. The opposite room is planned to be a workshop where folks can make a mess (and clean it up) when constructing projects. We’re gathering tools to use in the space and any more are welcome. The center space is on track to be a clean work space (think assembly, non-dusty). If you are interested in helping to form this space, come by and we’ll see what we can do.

Here at The Old Richmond Academy, has a sizable amount of space to encompass a range of activities. Members regularly operate daily business in the co-working room and meet with clients in conference areas. Private offices are available where the members can set-up shop, establishing a base of operations for their work. Being a collaborative work space, members are available to bounce ideas around and share a work break. An added bonus each Wednesday is the weekly Founder’s Circle meeting, where members who have started their own business can get together to chart progress and develop new goals.

On the other side of the building we have our educational set-up of a computer lab, electronics room, and art studio. The computer lab is open to all members to use when at Each computer is equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud, Unity3D, and CAD programs. If there are other programs you envision needing, let us know and we’ll see what we can do. Our electronics room houses our 3D printers and CNC router, as well as soldering equipment. Members do need to be certified on using this equipment before operating it without guidance. Tucked in the back by the kitchen is our library, stocked with members’ contributions for other members to enjoy. The library serves as a conference area as well with a large table and many chairs.

Home away from home, office, workshop, studio, meeting space, happy place, however you define, it’s a space in which you can explore your dream and set into motion a plan. And get productive!

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Located in a historic 1802 Schoolhouse, our space is divided into two wings. One for learning and prototyping, and one for coworking and business incubation. Our membership comes from a wide variety of backgrounds that all consider themselves some measure of hacker, maker, and doer. I am an architect. We have entrepreneurs, business people, teachers, engineers, designers, artists, and Jacks and Jill’s of all trades, and of course many software and hardware developers.

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