Xavier Neil wanted a place where his stepson, Ethan, could polish his programming and coding skills as he prepares for 7th grade.
They found the perfect place in Gizmoes along Richmond Road, which sells electronic equipment also offers the Williamsburg Makers Group class.
Makerspaces are collaborative work spaces featuring a variety of equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters and soldering irons. "Makers" can build a variety of items including robots and circuit boards.
"First this summer, what I wanted to do was build a computer, because I wasn't happy with how my computer was running. It was slow and it was messing up, and I heard people get better...