What sorts of tools have been developed in your space? I ask because my personal MO is to Make With Purpose, and that is currently manifest in my job as program director of Geeks Without Bounds. We'll be doing a panel at Maker Faire Detroit on tools that link people to their communitities (local food, reporting potholes), to incoming help (first responders in disaster, crisis mapping, radiation detection), and to information resources (Knowledge As Power, tool libraries, etc). Tools can be hardware, software, meta, tangible, etc.
So... What have you worked on or seen at your spaces or in your communitites?