There’s a new 24/7 DIYers’ haven in Rockwall and this one has a mission to help high schoolers.
Electrical engineers Keith Buchanan and his son, Blake, had extra equipment they decided to let other people put to use in the Rockwall Makerspace, according the Rowlett Lakeshore Times.
Funds from the makerspace will benefit the Rockwall High School robotics team. Keith Buchanan has supported the robotics team for 12 years since his son and daughter were both in it.
“We thought, ‘Hey, we have machines we don’t use all that often, we could create a business that could help fund the robotics team and tie all this in,’” Keith Buchanan told the Lakeshore Times.
The membership fee will include 24/7 access to a wood shop, metal shop, 3-D printers, a break room, a laser machine, and a computer hackerspace. The owners are open to teaching proper use of equipment as well.
“They don’t have to have this kind of stuff in their garage,” Keith Buchanan said. “There’s a synergy in this field: These kinds of people enjoy helping one another and teaching each other.”
Members must pass a background check and have OSHA training.
Where: 2010 Industrial Blvd., Suite 604, in Rockwall
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