If you’ve never seen a hackspace up close and personal, then you’re missing out. There are quite a few around the world. Microsoft has several on its larger campuses. In Microsoft terms, they are referred to as the Garage. There’s even on at the Rockville Science Center.
Hackspaces are locations where people can work on various hardware projects, have access to specialized equipment, and learn various aspects of hardware and software programming.
In this video from Computerphile, take a virtual tour of the hackspace in Nottingham, UK.