With the help of the awesome maker community in Shenzhen, I led some cool maker tours in Shenzhen and am looking forward to going back soon!
For a HUGE master list of every “official” makerspace in Shenzhen, see our Google Sheet here.
You can also check a Google Map of makerspaces I’m working on here.
Hey! I live in Seattle! I made a list of all the makerspaces (and related) in the area that you can see HERE.
I’m Rose Symotiuk, aka the Renegade Maker. I got involved in the maker scene in the most backward way a few years ago. I was living in Shenzhen, China and I saw something online about a guy running Hacker Camps in Shenzhen. People would pay to fly in from all over the world to learn about electronics and stuff in Shenzhen.
I was doing a lot of freelance writing for a magazine called That’s PRD (the That’s publishing group is the largest English language magazine in China). So, I pitched following this group around for a day as an article.
After my article, I hung out fairly regularly with various makers and made some close friendships. I was running a small company called Love, Shenzhen that made maps and gave tours of Shenzhen, so I started helping my friend Hans give free tours of makerspaces in the city. The local government was funding over 100 spaces at the time, so we had a blast exploring all of them.
I recently moved to Seattle which has been a big change for me, after 7 years of living in China. I’ve gotten more involved in actual making, so you’ll see a lot of posts here about my projects and attending workshops. I’m hoping to organize Maker Tours overseas back to Shenzhen as well.