As the Cape Cod Makerspace puts it, the organization is whatever the members make of it. The space has a vision to be a shared community workspace where artists, engineers, creators and thinkers take control, promote science and technology and push one another to experiment and innovate.
Cape Cod Makerspace’s mission seems to revolve around its members, and supports them as they learn different aspects of design. It offers custom design services, CAD design and consulting for its members, allowing them to create working prototypes of their ideas with the help of expert designers. The club has lofty goals for what it wants to provide members, but is still in the process of putting all its ideas into action. It is setting up its shop in a space donated by a Wareham, Mass., computer company and is in the process of applying to become a 501(c)3 recognized by the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Even though the organization is still putting the finishing touches on its club itself, that hasn’t stopped members from keeping busy with various projects. While Cape Cod Makerspace is busy readying its space and putting together parts for its CNC and RepRap, it is also organizing a battle bots competition against other local makerspaces.
Cape Cod Makerspace is more than just a place for members to work and share ideas. The site maintains a fairly active blog with news about conference and conventions and links to videos and pictures of recent projects. It also has a resources page that points members to online tutorials for a range of interests as well as links to places they can buy new parts.