Photo by Tomi Knuutila
Now that you have a concrete idea of who your hackers are, you also know what kind of space needs they’ll have. Next, narrow down what will be done in the space. Don’t forget: there’s plenty of room to grow your space to include many different kinds of hackers as your Hackerspace matures (covered in later sections of this “How To“).
Talk to the people you’re starting the space with and make the most detailed list in a shared spreadsheet of what different hackers need to do their hacking (and keep in mind that you’ll probably be adding to this list as you get into your space).
Here’s an example of physical needs you may have on your list:
- 220 power
- Running water
- Concrete floor
- Natural light
- Darkroom and darkroom supplies (have your photo hacker make a list)
- Air conditioned room for servers
- Area for physical hack projects
- Sound proof room for audio/video recording/editing
- 24/7 Access
- Spray paint booth
- Place to put a car lift
- Etc, Etc, Etc…
Once you have your list now you’ll need to go to the next step: How To Start A Hackerspace: Part 3 – A Home For Your Hackerspace Stop back tomorrow!