My Trip to NOVA Labs’ MakerSpace in Reston: An Uplifting Experience!

January 2, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Nova Labs in Reston with a few other members of the Washington CTO Council. Nova Labs is part of the maker movement which is sweeping the country – there are currently over one thousand such makerspaces throughout the US. The makers movement is a confluence of 1) open-source hardware that promotes advancement in hardware design through common standards and crowdsourcing, 2) increasing availability of 3-D printers and high-precision laser cutters to private hobbyists, and 3) the do-it-yourself (DIY) mindset that encourages participants to create their own hardware – hence the term “makers.” In this post, I discuss some of the machines that I saw during this trip – high precision laser cutters, 3-D printers, CNC machines – and I also discuss the reasons for my excitement about the makers movement.
http://blog.appliedis.com/2012/11/09/my-trip-to-nova-labs-makerspace-in-reston-an-uplifting-experience/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: