Makerspace Study

Six months of market research to determine the viability of a Sheboygan Makerspace…

What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Expected Study Outcomes

Identify Existing Assets

Sheboygan County has several small makerspaces such as the Imaginarium at Mead Public Library. The study will seek to complement, not compete with existing spaces.

Market Research

Using feedback from the community, the study will identify strengths, gaps, opportunities in the existing maker market.

By Makers for Makers

Makerspaces are for makers. Sheboygan-area makers will be asked to help formulate the questions and engage their circle of friends. This study is a grassroots effort.

Identify Existing Assets

Sheboygan County has several small makerspaces such as the Imaginarium at Mead Public Library. The study will seek to complement, not compete with existing spaces.

Market Research

Using feedback from the community, the study will identify strengths, gaps, opportunities in the existing maker market.

By Makers for Makers

Makerspaces are for makers. Sheboygan-area makers will be asked to help formulate the questions and engage their circle of friends. This study is a grassroots effort.

Building a Business Model

Using feedback a business plan will be created. This plan will identify the best way to build a sustainable, general purpose makerspace in Sheboygan..

Community Making Events

Several making events will be scheduled to engage the maker community and build contacts. Participates at maker events will be asked for feedback how a makerspace should function.

Launch Makerspace by Building Membership

Initiating the plan will require area makers to become members of a newly created community makerspace. How that space functions will be determined by input from area makers.

Tell Us Your Maker Story

Sheboygan County has a rich history of making. Whether you make things, make experiences, or make anything else in our community, we would love to hear your story. The Sheboygan Makerspace Study hopes to uncover as many maker stories as possible and determine if we can create a shared makerspace, where making can thrive.

Who Is Involved

The non-profit Étude Group of Sheboygan, Wisconsin will conduct a six-month study to determine the viability of a Makerspace in Sheboygan’s FreshTech Innovation District. The study is made possible with the support of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the City of Sheboygan.

Contact us to learn more or receive invites to maker events.

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