Hacedores from Hacedor(m.) : “Persona que hace alguna cosa” one traduction of Makers in spanish is a makerspace created by Antonio Quirate, Chris and Hans in 2015 after having listened to the deep need of mexicans makers : We want a place to meet makers and create our projects !
The lab is located in the historic center of Mexico city by the metroplitan catedral and closed to streets where it is easy to find materials.
The story of Hacedores started few years before through a blog hacedores.com as a premice of the maker movement in Mexico. Antonio, an autodidacte and early entrepreneur would like to spread the maker culture and animate the young maker community in Mexico by sharing what was happening outside the country. To push further its ambition to gather makers, he organized three very successful events. The first Mini Maker faire in Oaxaca, supported by the regional government and telefonica, the first Arduino day and Drone in the city. All happen in two months ! The craze that followed those events motivated Antonio to create the first makerspace in Mexico : Hacedores.
Open to anyone, it was first about hobby and making. Then it attracted teachers and school directors interesting in the methodology developped there. As a personal conviction more than for business development purposes, Antonio saw the great potential of workshops for education.
Thus, Hacedores specialized its activities in creation of contents and makerspaces for schools and museums. It created 20 makerspaces for private schools so far!
In line with its education oriented spirit, the lab is discussing with the mexican government so labs can be created to help solving social problems and be a catalyst to make education accessible to anyone.