Welcome to the Huerfano County Makerspace!

Intent Behind Makerspaces

Makerspaces are “collaborative work space(s) inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing, using high tech to no tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, soldering irons, and even sewing machines.  A Makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a Makerspace.  If you have cardboard, Legos, and art supplies then you’re in business (Makerspaces.com).”

Our staff has adopted the following operating principles to ensure the Wheelhouse is a safe space to innovate, create, grow, and share.

Operating Principles

  • Commit and invest in community and economic growth for all.

  • Focus on solutions instead of challenges.

  • Challenge ideas while supporting people.

  • Listen and remain open-minded to new ways of thinking.

  • Build on others’ ideas and work toward shared understanding.

  • Support opinions with evidence whenever possible.

  • Speak from experience without assuming or generalizing.

  • Give others time and space to be heard.

  • Embrace risk and a growth mindset.

Meet Our Team