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Truckee nonprofit looks to create community makerspace

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Roundhouse, a new nonprofit organization, is seeking input for a Truckee makerspace.

Makerspaces are a growing movement across the nation, merging the concept of “do it yourself” with community and collaboration, and becoming hubs of creativity, innovation and economic development.

“A makerspace is a community-operated shop or workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and collaborate,” according to the Truckee Roundhouse website.

Roundhouse board member Karin Johnson asks, “What would you make if you could have access to any of these tools? What would you want to learn? This survey will help us get it right.”

Residents are encouraged to take an online survey to learn more about Roundhouse’s effort, and to provide feedback.

“Survey responses from a variety of demographics like youth, mothers, low-income residents and second-home owners will ensure that this space is serving the needs of the entire community,” according to a press release.

Further, Truckee Roundhouse is hosting the town’s first ever Maker Show on Sunday, May 17, at Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. at 10242 Church St. in Truckee.

It will showcase the creations of over 40 local makers, along with food, music and interactive exhibits.

To learn more, visit truckeeroundhouse.org. Also, visit truckeeroundhouse.org/truckee-roundhouse-community-survey to take the survey.

Earlier this year, the private K-8 Lake Tahoe School in Incline Village unveiled a makerspace. Visit laketahoeschool.org/category/makerspace/ to learn more.