July 02, 2012
Amanda Schnieders, Kauffman Foundation
Local Maker Illuminates Benefits of Google Fiber Connectivity
The brown office building on the corner of 63rd Street could be easily overlooked if it weren’t for the enormous red hammer with an “H” branded on it. And of course the buzzing and whirring at all hours of the day. Hammerspace, the resident maker space in Kansas City, Mo., provides an arena of tools that delight all varieties of makers, inventors and artists, surrounding them with the constant sounds of soldering and the “click-clacking” of keyboards and 3D printers.
Dave Dalton, creator of Hammerspace, thinks of it as a place where people can go to workout their minds instead of their bodies.
“It allows you to create whatever you want without having to go out and spend mass amounts of money on a machine you might only use once,” Dalton said. “It also brings people of different skill levels and experience together to offer advice and learn from each other.”
With the help of Google Fiber, Dalton explains that Hammerspace participants can connect with other maker spaces nationally and globally to share ideas and help improve upon existing processes, expanding their community of makers and knowledge.
Hammerspace 440 E 63rd St. Kansas City, Mo. 64110