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Contact Information

Physical Location

UDI Building
800 N. Mangum St
Durham, NC 27701

NEW SPACE Pics of the empty new space before we moved in! http://imgur.com/a/aalYa


919-704-HACK (919-704-4225)

World Wide Web

    sync'ed from https://www.meetup.com/splatspace/events/calendar

Email & Messaging

Email: mailto:durham-makerspace@googlegroups.com
Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/durham-makerspace
Forums: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/durham-makerspace
Slack: https://splatspace.slack.com/

Original overall Google Group for all Triangle Makerspaces: Google Groups: http://groups.google.com/group/triangle-hackerspace

Tax-Exempt Status

Splat*Space is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations may be tax-deductable (ask your accountant for details).

Our EIN is 27-3411181 and you can verify our organization's status at the IRS's Exempt Organizations Check page.


IRC: freenode #trihack

Things we need

  • A place for members to store in-progress work and personal items

Historical Context

Physical Location

Before the current location, we were located downtown Durham in the basement of the old "Snowe Building" - one of the historical district's restored "Warehouse Row" buildings on W. Main St. - beneath the Beyou Cafe. OLD SPACE File:Lowerlevel.pdf
See also: Directions and getting in

What's In a Name

When we were first deciding on the nickname of the new Durham Makerspace, "The Everything Space" lead the pack. In computer wildcards, this is represented by the two characters '*' (match anything) ' ' (space). The proposed logos or shortcuts for this included hex: #32#20, url: %32%20, c: 0x32 0x20, and so on. In the same vain that the exclamation mark '!' character is called the "bang", in some areas of the country -- especially where a couple of the original members were from -- the asterisk '*' character is called the "splat". Thus the "Everything Space" became the "* " (wildcard-space) became the "Splat Space". So originally that early meeting the name was spelled with separated words. However, within a week it was squashed together by folks into one word because of websites, applications, registrations and so forth. Some of those original members liked the camel-case version, and thus was born "SplatSpace". A few of the original members in emails and early correspondence and on the new wiki's were trying to introduce "Splat*Space" as the spelling to put the wildcard and logo in the middle of the name; however noone else used that form -- ever. (sigh)