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One year ago…

One year ago I walked into Paul’s cube like I do most mornings to chat over my first cup of coffee. We’ve always figured the smokers get to take a couple breaks a day so why can’t we? As usual we started talking about some of the latest posts on Hackaday when Jim walked over from his desk. It wasn’t abnormal for him to join in from time-to-time but on that day he said something that would change our lives…

Have you guys ever heard of a Makerspace or Hackerspace?

Paul and I both quickly responded (possibly in unison), “Of course! Why?” His response? “Let’s start one!”

And the rest, as they say, is history. After that initial conversation things started to move very quickly. We had a few meetings over wings and beer to discuss structure. Amazingly we were even able to find a place willing to let us setup shop for free for the first 3 months. By the 23rd of August we were incorporated as PaxSpace Inc and less than a year later we were a full-fledged 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

It has been an amazing ride and we want to thank everyone who has supported us over the last 12 months. We have many new and exciting things planned for the next year so stay tuned. If you still have not seen the space or do not understand what a Makerspace is please come in for a tour!

Nick, VP