The Maker Space at the main Cincinnati Library has opened with much fanfare and excitement. I've even used it a couple times for a project that came together much easier than I thought it would.
But the tools the library has will only take you so far. What if you get a taste of the hacker bug and really want to get crazy? The next step is HIVE13. HIVE13 is even more do it yourself than the library with people not just using 3D printers or laser cutters but they are building the printers and cutters!
HIVE13 offers a place where makers can collaborate and create projects. They promote science, technology, open source values and skill sharing. They also have a monthly technology talk. January's was circuit board design and February's is blade design. So you can see they cover a lot of ground.
When you're ready to step up to the next level look these guys up.
Dues are $50 a month with a discount for students. When you consider HIVE13 has a whole fab shop this is a pretty good deal.