A hackerspace is a community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects. Often the projects involve computers, CNC hardware tools, technology, science, electric trains, or electronic art. Over the years many hackerspaces have been set up, and people have learned a few things about setting up a hackerspace and keeping it running.
The hackerspaces wiki is a place to discuss setting up and running a hackerspace. The hackerspaces wiki maintains a database of contact information for all known hackerspaces. If you want to help start a new hackerspace in your city, the hackerspaces wiki helps you find other people in your city with the same dream.
The "Design Patterns" section of this wiki describes some tips for starting and running a hackerspace that may also be useful for people starting and running many other kinds of organizations.
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Other hackerspace-oriented wiki:
- The Noisebridge wiki covers one specific hacker space in San Francisco CA.
- Hive13 wiki covers one hacker space in Cincinnati OH
- MIT High-Low Tech wiki
- k2g2 Craftopedia
- MightyOhm Wiki
More distantly related wiki that may be useful for some hackerspace projects: