The Alpha One Building
Planned to be in New York City, The Alpha One Building will be an epicenter for innovation and education to advance green technology and sustainability. By providing facilities and access to materials for makers and artists, hosting tele classes and hands-on workshops, generating local aquaponic produce and providing radically inclusive community space, The Alpha One Building will benefit the entire local and global community.
Headed by Sean Auriti, co-founder of Alpha One Labs, a makerspace in Brooklyn, The Alpha One Building will meet the demands for high tech resources to drive innovation forward. Makerspaces are physical spaces where everybody can come together and work on projects, brainstorm ideas, participate in training and activities and gain feedback.
Makers today are not just guys on laptops pouring over code; they are the tinkerers and inventors who can break it then fix then add another feature to it and make it do something else. Hardware innovation differs from software innovation in that if you need a part, it can hold up your project, whereas with software innovation you can just download another library. This is what The Alpha One Building solves. We will have a retail marketplace where makers can pick up supplies such as circuit boards, hardware, chemicals, fasteners and all those little pieces that cost double the retail price to ship that you need for your projects. And of course, if what you need doesn’t exist in a store, you can print it out on one of our 3D printers, or cut it out with one of our CNC mills.
Using recycled shipping container architecture and LED lighting, we provide a modular, eco-friendly place to make. Make a donation via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org to help make this project a success.