Faculty Advisor

Hoy, Francis

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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