East Chattanooga Makers lives on Glass St just down the road from Hardy Elementary School. The space is designed to be a kid friendly environment to foster creativity and learning using technologies typically not available in the neighborhood. Spearheaded by Ron Fabela, ECM will be open every week for 'free learning' time and in the future have milestone based projects where they bring together multiple sub-skills to work a community project. The UNFoundation turned up the dial on it just a tad. Our grant will provide 3D printers along with some necessary filament to kickstart more technology adventures. 3D printing and modeling will have an immediate impact on the kids in the neighborhood. Engaging our youth is paramount. When sports, art or reading aren't for you, maybe this will be.

Imagine a technology center in East Chattanooga. Whoa. It's happening folks.