Recently, Adafruit ran a series of posts on how to start a hackerspace by Eric Michaud:
- Part 1: What is a Hackerspace, who’s it for?
- Part 2: A Place To Hack All The Things
- Part 3: A Home For Your Hackerspace
- Part 4: Get It Done
- Part 5: Money and Resources
- Part 6: Get Your Space Ready
- Part 7: Launch
There is a TON of great information here. Even if aren’t planning to open your own hackerspace any time soon, this series is very informative.