Maker Commons – A Community of Makers
Spearheaded by Tim Owens, instructional technology specialist in the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington, Maker Commons is using Commons In A Box to grow a community of open individuals anxious to share “experiences, wisdom, failures, and successes surrounding maker culture and the DIY ethos.”
Designed along the lines of his “Makerspace,” which fosters a community “hackers, makers, and tinkerers” by providing a physical space on campus, Maker Commons provides a virtual space for a “maker” community to grow, collaborate, and share.
The site is just getting started and is open to everyone “passionate about bringing hands-on learning to our schools and communities across the world.”
Here is a screenshot of the site’s homepage: