What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is a location where people with common interests can meet, socialize and/or collaborate. Makerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops and/or studios where makers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.  The makerspace provides the tools, the makers bring their creativity.

Innovation and Education

Rather than merely learning to reproduce, we are hoping to foster an environment that encourages creation, and to develop a mindset that encourages us to believe that we can learn to do anything.

Our Mission

At the Small Hall Makerspace we innovate, learn and build at the intersection of art, technology, science and culture.

Governance

Inherent in the concept of a makerspace is the belief that the users are entrusted with the governance of the makerspace, including decisions of where investments should be made. A student group oversees the use of the Small Hall Makerspace by William & Mary community members. We anticipate that a yearly project fund will be available for proposals after a competitive review process.