The partnership between the Tarrant Makers and the North Richland Hills Library was featured in an article yesterday about the appearance of Makerspaces in Tarrant County.
The article mentions the grant that we have received and also talks about how the Tarrant Makers were instrumental in helping us understand what we need to equip our space with and what is expected of a modern Makerspace.
The article also touched on how North Richland Hills Library patrons will not only have access to The Maker Spot but they will be able to utilize the resources and expertise of the individuals in the SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and the SBDC (Small Business Development Center).
The partnership between both of these organizations and The Maker Spot was identified as being essential during our grant writing process. We envision that a small business owner will be able to learn how to design their product and print a prototype on a 3D printer in The Maker Spot and then walk down the hall to the SCORE or SBDC offices and get assistance with creating a business plan and learning how to run their business.
A few of the staff working on The Maker Spot project were able to visit the Benbrook library last week to view all of their equipment, so it is also great to see their hard work being recognized.