How can Maker communities achieve sustainability and organize themselves? What do Maker participants do, and how do they behave? What value do they create, and how does this benefit society? How can we help their governance, their impact and sustainability?

One way for addressing this is also by exploring the spaces where makers gather and work: How many Fab Labs, Hackerspaces, DIY Bio labs are there? Where are they? This dashboard visualizes data about them in order to provide a first map, or rather a radar, for discovering the Maker movement.

Data was gathered from Fablabs.io, Hackerspaces.org and DIYbio.org with the help of the makerlabs Python module, a library for accessing online data about Makerspaces, Fab Labs, Hackerspaces, TechShop... and for formatting the data in order to give a unified API for understanding Maker platforms.