It seems I stumbled into the center of the maker movement when moving to Sebastopol, Ca. Within a mile of my house, is the Make:Labs, under O’Reilly Media. They are the force behind Make: and Craft magazines, Maker Faire, Makezine.com, Craftzine.com, Make Weekend Projects videos, the Maker Shed store, and Make Project line of DIY books. Although it’s a closed shop with hired techies, I finally went and checked it out and got the grand tour and snapped a few pics. I found out a little bit about what’s going on. The biggest project they have going is probably the education initiative to make computer labs at schools into makerspaces and get the tech side into the physical world. The plan is to start with 1000 schools in 4 years and keep it growing. So, here’s those pics and an inside look into their space.