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SparkMacon, a community and space for the grass-roots development of innovation and art in Macon, will help Makers turn their ideas into reality.

 SparkMacon, a community and space for the grass-roots development of innovation and art in Macon, achieved $3,000 in    prepaid memberships and contributions in the first week of its 30-daycrowdfunding campaign, nearly one-third of its  $10,000 goal.  The project will create a MakerSpace – a workspace equipped with a wood/metal working shop, electronic    lab tools and supplies, a laser cutter, engraver, music recording lab and a professional grade 3D printer – that members or Makers can use to turn their ideas into reality.
"Most of the people contributing to SparkMacon have been Makers, but we've also had corporate giving and support from the Chamber of Commerce.  In fact, the Chamber put us over the $3,000 mark in the first week." said Robert Betzel, CEO of Infinity Network Solutions and one of the leaders of SparkMacon.

More information on SparkMacon is available at www.sparkmacon.com.  Contributions to the SparkMacon can be made at www.indiegogo.com/projects/sparkmacon-maker-space.

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