This report is the written component of our project that explores the hackerspace phenomenon. Thereport discusses the background and history of hackerspaces along with the social context of themodern hackerspace. Interviews of various hackerspaces were conducted and analyzed in order to gain insight into their operation and management. The research conducted was used to establish a hackerspace as a for-profit business. We describe the process of launching this entity, MakeIt Labs LLC in Lowell, MA. Also included is the business plan created for MakeIt Labs.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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