A public makerspace is being opened in a couple weeks in the town of Amherst. Not so exciting, perhaps, except that its location is very unusual, if not unique: It’s in Amherst Middle School, making use of the art room/computer room/wood shop/etc. which sit empty much of the time. You buy a membership and you can get into the wing of the school with a key card, after school is over and on weekends. The wing can be isolated from the rest of the school, for safety reasons.
It’s a very cool idea, I think, which is why I wrote about it in my Monitor column today.