Maker Spaces (aka Hacker Spaces) are a great place for brilliant minds to come together to socialize and collaborate. They are open community labs, incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops/studios where members come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.
This week we spoke with Ethan Chew & Scott Nietfeld of the Mojave Makers - a new maker space at the gateway to space.
To understand why a maker space in Mojave is important, you have to understand kind of the culture of the area. As you mentioned, there's really not much there except for the airport, but the airport is a huge deal. There are all sorts of very intelligent, particularly younger guys working on very interesting things there... and they are not there for the money or the scenery, they're there because that's what they love to do. So for most of us, when we go home, we don't stop working, we just work on different things... and there was really no venue for that.