The Madjax sign sits on the corner of South Madison and East Jackson streets. Madjax Maker Force was originally called Gearbox Muncie: A Maker Hub, but the name changed in 2016 to better reflect the mission of the space. Rylan Capper, DN enterprise 5/2/2022, 3:00pm Muncie’s Maker Force By Grace McCormick The History and Future of Madjax A former 80,000-square-foot laundry facility in Muncie holds limitless possibilities. Boombox music fills the second floor while artists move tables to set up for First Thursday, a monthly event to draw people to explore art and culture downtown. A woodworker helps children build birdhouses while Steven Knipp colors hair in his salon a few doors down. Adjacent businesses invite people in for gift shopping or ax throwing.