Makers Local 256

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Makers Local 256
Makerslocal256 logo.png
Status active
Country United States of America

State or District

Alabama

City Huntsville

Date of founding

2008/03/20

Last Updated 2014-06-18
Website https://256.makerslocal.org

Wiki

https://256.makerslocal.org/wiki

IRC

irc://irc.freenode.net/#makerslocal

Ustream

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/makers-local-256

Mailinglist

https://lists.makerslocal.org/mailman/listinfo/general

CalendarFeed

iCal feed

Snail mail

Makers Local 256
414 Stevens Ave
35801 Huntsville
United States of America

Number of members

70

Membership fee

Members set their own donation amounts, and are requested to make the consistent donation every month.

Size of rooms

4000 sqft

Members Brimstone, Omegix, Strages
Location 34° 44' 41.417", -86° 34' 45.8218"
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The organization has its genesis around the time Tech Shop in San Francisco opened and it was determined that something similar could be done locally without so much of the cost. Soon a wiki was formed where ideas and projects began to get committed to something more than memory and in late October 2006 the first meeting was held. This group of friends continued meeting nearly every weekend, working on projects and discussing new ideas. Much debate was given toward a name before finally settling on Makers Local 256. A name both reflecting who and where we are. In 2008, the question was raised of how much money everyone could pledge monthly for a year toward getting a physical space, a method we still use today. We moved into our first space of a humble 750sqft a few months later. During our first year we managed to incorporate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and double membership beyond the original ten members. Due to this growth and discovering what the old space was lacking, a new space of 2500sqft was located in April 2009. In May of 2011 Makers Local 256 moved again to an even larger facility in the Five points area of Huntsville. Makers Local 256 now sports a membership of over forty makers and continues to grow.

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