Hello and Welcome
Thank you for visiting the home page of DFW Makers Club, a nonprofit hackerspace and makerspace in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Given the nature of our activity and our niche we believe it is necessary to breakdown and define the function and form of our nonprofit organization. Hackerspace or Makerspace is a term used to mean a whole host of arrangements where a group of people with common interests whether that be in computing, automotive, mechanical, engineering, general technological field, niche technological fields, rocketry, industrial, electronics, robotics, digital electronic artists etc etc can come together in order to socialize or collaborate in order to achieve a common goal or even personal goals. A Hackerspace or Makerspace in many cases act as a co-op community workshop that operates so that members may have access to tools and manpower to complete their own personal project which would have been impossible on their own due to either lack of tools, manpower, or expertise. We aim to attract students, engineers, mechanically oriented persons, computer engineers, software programmers, rocketry enthusiasts, teachers, artists, math students, chess players, fitness enthusiasts etc etc as you can see persons of every background and ability so that we may be able to share sand teach each other skills and abilities which will help us personally and for the greater good of the community. This is just one of many ways how a hackerspace / makerspace may benefit all parties involved.
One aspect of our hackerspace / makerspace that we would like to emphasize both in recognition and in activity is that we are a nonprofit entity in DFW. As a nonprofit entity we exist to enrich and empower our communities, one of the problems of existing for an ad hoc get together group like ours is the purpose of existential reason to operate outside of the narrow focus of activity that interests us, the members and founders of this nonprofit organization. One way that we will make our nonprofit organization relevant and give ourselves an existential reason to survive is to dedicate our efforts to our immediate proximate and surrounding communities when we are not engaged in any personal or groups activity of the members or founders of our makerspace. Activities such as having fairs for the community, teaching and mentoring children, adults, youths and anyone willing to learn a new skill for their own purpose or for employment purpose will be one the many ways we have decided to help our community and operate as an NPO ( Nonprofit Organization ).
We are located in and aim to serve the DFW area. Specific to us, we would like to be located in the middle of the DFW metroplex, so that we may attract the services and service people from both the anchor cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. For the size of and the sheer area that constitutes the DFW area, we believe this would be the most optimum location to be situated in the mid cities in DFW closer to the colleges in the middle cities from where we specially will aim to attract students who are interested in becoming part of a nonprofit hackerspace / makerspace.
So, in summary, these are the things you have to know about us.
- We serve the DFW ( Dallas-Fort Worth ) metroplex in Texas.
- We are a hackerspace and/or makerspace, which ever word you prefer.
- We are an official NPO ( Nonprofit Organization ).
Lastly the social environment in our hackerspace is not just only business like or work only but also fun. We aim to have a laid back, friendly, helpful environment where members, enthusiasts, patrons, any interested individuals will be able to hang out and have a good time while getting their work done, or a makerspace group project, or while doing nonprofit projects for the DFW community. It will even be open if only to serve as a hangout spot if we are not in the process of any actual work. We aim to make friends with each other through our projects and just by existing and build a real organic true community where friends and contacts get together. We will be open to everyone and open almost all hours of the day. We will have weekend barbecues and other events and social get togethers in order to promote cohesion and communal bonding with all parties involved with our nonprofit DFW hackerspace and with the community at large.
If you are interested in our hackerspace, you can follow us here, our social profiles and our media outlets. We will keep on posting here about the latest updates and happenings about our hackerspace.