Converse said he believes places such as TinkerMill will play a huge role in the future of this country’s economy. “Every single city in America is going to have one of these someday — a makerspace,” he said. “I believe TinkerMill is a model for what’s going to be happening all over the world, really.”
TinkerMill is Longmont’s Makerspace. It’s a place where like minded people interested in art,technology, science and business can collaborate on creative projects, share tools. learn, teach, make things, prototype new ideas, products and services, start ventures, meet new people and share knowledge. Oh yea… lots of knowledge.
While membership dues, workshops and sponsorships from generous individuals and companies pay our basic overhead, the soul of TinkerMill thrives on the overall community of Longmont’s creativity.
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