To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling makers like yourself to design, prototype and create awesome works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. Sounds cool? It is! Do we have one in Columbia? Yes, it is in the works! Cola Makerspace is an organization designed to foster a collaborative and educational environment in which people can explore, share and MAKE! Meet these great minds on June 6 at Columbia Mini Maker Faire as they exhibit 3D printers, laser cutters, wood and metalworking, welding and blacksmithing. For more information, visit www.colamakerspace.com.