The MakerHive is a Makerspace in Elkhart Indiana. They started life as Make: Goshen back in late 2009/early 2010 and have survived and thrived through name and location changes.
The space is overflowing with 3D printing experts and 3D printers.
Member have helped to run the Midwest RepRap fest for a number of years, and the founders of SeemeCNC are members as well.
On an open night, members gather together, working on small projects, talking about ideas and collaborating on projects.
Every corner of their space, which exists on the second floor of the founder’s business is crammed with making capacity. But as in every successful makerspace we have visited so far, there is always room for some fun and a quirky personality.
Collaborations in the space happened fluidly, with knowledge sharing a high priority.
Members in the space also create and sell add ons and third party parts for SeeMeCNC 3D printers as an online business. Some of the proceeds of this are donated back to the Makerspace to help fund new ventures and activities.
Although their space is currently a little tight, they are excited to be partnering with the Ethos Science/STEM center and will soon have a new Maker home inside that facility. We look forward to visiting them again in the spring, once their move is complete.