Generator is a maker space in the heart of Burlington, Vermont. It’s three years in the making, the first spent with my energetic and talented co-founders at a cafe table in August First Bakery. Little more than squatters, we went to work and transformed an unused 6,000 square feet of a city building. At our opening, 900 of the curious and committed wandered through to see what we were up to. In year two now of operation, we have six thriving labs, 150 members, courses, lectures, and more. We couldn’t do it without our partners to whom we owe a HUGE debt of gratitude. A Vermont PBS film crew came through the other night with former Reddit star Victoria Taylor asking questions. Despite a long day, she’s looking pretty perky. Thanks, Victoria, for your interest! Stay tuned for her documentary on the maker culture in Vermont.
UPDATE: Generator is on the move! Look for us on Sears Lane, the warehouse space at the end of the block. We open our doors on January 1, 2017 and are happy to offer 8,000 square feet, more studio spaces, six well equipped labs, a huge dedicated classroom, a spray booth, plenty of parking, a new lounge and kitchen, common work space, project storage, a gallery, and so much more.
Open house: January 18, 2017. Please join our 170 members, 5 staffers, and 13 board members to tour the new premises. If you like what you see, we invite you to take a class, attend a tool training, drop in on a lecture, or become a member. It’s a fine community lacking only you.