We started out yesterday afternoon and have had a nearly non-stop flow of store customers coming to our table and talking with us about the products the store is selling as well as some of the projects we’ve brought in from the makerspace.
The vast majority of the people I talked with there when I asked “Have you heard of a Makerspace before?” had not.
In some cases the Barnes & Noble advertising was how they first heard about it. In other cases, walking by our setup was the first time.
We’ve had a lot of adults stop by and talk with us about the Quadcopter that Steve built and the Shapeoko that Inventables donated to our space.
This is a fundraiser for our space also, and we think we’ve probably raised close to $200 so far from sales from customers who have mentioned us as they checkout!
But the best thing to come from the event is that a lot of new people are learning about our Makerspace and many of them are excited to come by on a Thursday night soon to check it out.
If you haven’t come out yet, please swing by and say hello!