This unique amenity space includes a 3D printer, woodshop, robotics lab, and more for hobbyists of all ages and skill levels.

In addition to its pools, parks, and trails, a master-planned community in Texas now features a hands-on, high-tech amenity geared to inquisitive residents of all ages.

At the Walsh Makerspace, a collaborative workspace located in the 7,200-acre Walsh neighborhood outside Fort Worth, Texas, local hobbyists and burgeoning entrepreneurs can create, invent, and explore new interests using tools that might not be practical for them to own. The community space is stocked with a 3D printer, robotics lab, laser cutter, woodworking tools, sewing equipment, and kid-friendly features like invention kits and a giant LEGO wall.

An included amenity for all Walsh residents, the Makerspace offers classes for every age and skill level that are designed to foster learning, entrepreneurship, and business incubation. The programming, which launched last week, includes Kite Making & Flying classes, community barbecues, and treasure hunts. Non-residents can participate with monthly or annual Makerspace memberships.

“The Walsh Makerspace is a great win for the greater Fort Worth community and will be a space that harnesses creative talent as people dream up businesses or the next big idea,” says Scott Sumner, Walsh Makerspace manager. “We’re also very excited to be offering year-round programming that is family friendly and will help children explore new skills and passions.”

The Walsh Makerspace is also open to student groups, local organizations, and businesses.

Builder Online, March 14, 2018 | Kathleen Brown | View original article