I’m surprised that no one has replied to you yet.
“how you got involved in the Make Space”:
They had a website, and as a result found out meeting times, so I attended.
(Note that it is currently closed due to insurance issues, but we are hoping for a soon re-opening)
“what it means to you”:
It’s a communal hacker/maker space. People come to show off hacker/maker skills and projects. People come to learn and/or be awed by such skills and projects.
“any cool projects you’ve been working on/heard about”:
I’ll let others chime in, but off the top of my head: 3D printing, Arduino tinkering, computer programming, and PC rebuilds. Someone was doing tesla coils, and a group was working on a quad-copter. In the future, I personally would like to see us move onto general robotics.
“pretty much any sort of personal thoughts or opinions you have about the Make Space”:
This MakeSpace is like a club for the maker/hacker mindset and fulfills a need in the State College area.