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Weeks 2 & 3

With a majority of students through the Makerspace Orientation, there’s a new focus – independent projects. Sometimes the hardest part of a project …

Why I'm Starting a Creative Makerspace in Kisumu, Kenya

Where I live in western Kenya, we process the sisal plant for fiber whenever we need some extra money. There is a good market for sisal: we use it in …

Makerspaces

Connect, Create, Collaborate: A Makerspace Serving New Adults

There have already been several posts on this blog about Maker Spaces. Remember this one‘ from October where blogger Candice Mack describes her own …

Sylvia Martinez and The Maker Movement: Invent to Learn, Tinker to Teach! #makered #makerspace

The <b>Maker Movement</b> is here.<p>What do 3D printers, Rasberry pi programing units, scrapbooks and woodworking have in common? They are all part of the <b>Maker</b> …

Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab?

The past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can lead the intended audience to become …

SXSW PanelPicker

Check it out: Libraries Embracing Makerspaces

The American Library Association (ALA) is wrapping up its annual conference in Chicago tomorrow. Today was “Maker Monday,” a day that showcased the growing intersection of libraries and the maker movement.<p>Makerspaces have been called libraries of the 21 century. So where does that leave the …

Can 50 Closed Chicago Schools Become 50 Makerspaces?

Chicago will be soon closing 50 under-enrolled public schools. Could those 50 closed public schools become 50 makerspaces? The prospect is tantalizing. Recall the method Andrew Carnegie used to build public libraries. He required communities to furnish the land. He supplied the building and the …

Teen Makerspaces @ Your Library — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

Have you gotten your August 2013 issue of VOYA yet? There are several articles in there about creating teen makerspaces in your library.<p>I actually …

Resources: Makerspaces and Hackerspaces

Makerspaces and Hackerspaces<p>Makerspace Directory – Worldwide list of makerspaces.<br>• Makerspace Directory – Worldwide list of …

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Library Makerspaces

By onOctober 24, 2012 in IL2012<p>We are no longer simply consumers of information–we have become creators. Library users create information every day; …

The Media Computing Group : FabLabCon 2013: The First European Fab Lab Conference

FabLabCon 2013: The First European Fab Lab Conference<p>Monday, September 9, 2013 - Aachen, Germany<p><b>Thanks to all participants for making FabLabCon 2013</b> …

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Why the 'Maker Movement' is Popular in Schools

The maker movement is a global, DIY movement of people who take charge of their lives, solve their own problems and share how they solved them. And …