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This curation is started from my SLIS761 class - so thank you to Heather Moorefield-Lang for the resources!

The World is Your Platform. Detroit Public Library. The HYPE Teen Center is a place where the passions of young adults are inspired through the spirit of invention, creativity, learning, and do-it-yourself (DIY) culture.

Detroit Public Library

The HYPE Makerspace within the HYPE Teen Center was created through a generous grant from the Cognizant – Making the Future initiative in April of 2012. Young adults work in groups with expert instructors during our weekly workshops. Once teens learn the basics of various skills, they are then allowed to go beyond the set curriculum and create new inventions and art of the teens’ vision.

Detroit has always been home to inventors and visionaries, and the HYPE Teen Center serves to nurture the next generation of great Detroiters. HYPE provides a variety of Makerspace workshops. ElectronicsLearn the basics of how electronics work, and take control of the electronic world around you. Graphic Design Show your artistic side! Maker Lab Harold Washington Library Center.

Contact Us Hours Monday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Maker Lab Harold Washington Library Center

Equipment Digital design software3D printers with build areas of 11"x6"x6" and 4.7"x4.7"x4.7"Laser cutters with a 20"x12" bedElectronic cutters Using the Maker Lab Open Shop Workshops There's no registration for Maker Lab classes and workshops.Enrollment begins in the Maker Lab 15 minutes before the event starts.Participants must be present within five minutes of the event's start time or forfeit their seat.Participants in computer classes need basic computer and mouse skills.Vinyl-cutting classes, laser-cutting classes and 3D printing classes accommodate eight participants.Other workshops accommodate up to 12 participants unless otherwise noted.

Groups. Theclubhou.se - Coworking, Collaboration, Technology - Augusta Georgia. Maker club 1. HowtoMakeaMakerspace. Makerspace infographic v2. How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke. Everyone’s Favorite Excuse I’ve had the honor and privilege of sharing with hundreds of librarians and educators about our makerspace.

How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke

Unfortunately, I see many educators hold back on starting a makerspace because of funds. I’m always hearing excuses like: “I’d love to do (insert cool Maker activity) at my school, but we don’t have a budget for that.” “We can’t really afford a 3D printer right now.” What many people don’t realize is that the idea that you need a lot of money to start a Makerspace is a myth. Share Your Vision with ALL THE PEOPLE. Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. 6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace. The Maker movement continues to gain momentum.

6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace

At this year's White House Science Fair, President Obama invited Super-Awesome Sylvia from Auburn, California to exhibit her water color robot as a representative of the Maker community. At the same event, the Corporation for National Service announced its commitment to place Americorps VISTAs in Maker movement organizations across the country. Maker Ed is placing those Maker VISTAs in makerspaces to help build their capacity for engaging low-income students as makers. School Libraries, Librarians and Engineering. Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Hsmakerspacetoolsmaterials 201204. Library as Incubator Project. (Rethinking) Makerspaces. The Unquiet Librarian. Expect the Miraculous. The Daring Librarian. Library Resource Without Walls. Home. Mighty Little Librarian.

The Lively Librarians - MakerSpaces. The library of the future. Makerspaces in Libraries. The Stewart Library Makerspace. Makerspace at Michael Wallace Elementary School. The Makerspace At Lee Elementary. Makerspaces: Re-imagining Our Libraries. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Idea Box Makerspace. Makerspaces. Situating Makerspaces in Schools - Hybrid Pedagogy. America’s obsession with STEM is dangerous, Fareed Zakaria warns us, and our hunch is that most readers of Hybrid Pedagogy would tend to agree.

Situating Makerspaces in Schools - Hybrid Pedagogy

We, Colin and Josh, certainly do. But the conversation that typically follows that headline rarely seems productive: a turf war for institutional priority and students’ time drawn on traditional disciplinary lines. Even when STEM advocates throw a bone to the value of creativity by adding “A” for Arts (making “STEAM”), the pendulum still swings, and the conversation never seems to advance. At the same time, “making” has turned into a “movement” and makerspaces are popping up in communities all around the US. A makerspace is a hub for invention: high-tech tools (laser cutters, 3D printers) and low-tech tools (cardboard, duct tape, sewing needles) sit side-by-side for anyone to access and use. Makerspace Playbook Feb 2013. The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption. Maker spaces in libraries are the latest step in the evolving debate over what public libraries’ core mission is or should be.

The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption

From collecting in an era of scarce resources to curation in an era of overabundant ones, some libraries are moving to incorporate cocreation: providing the tools to help patrons produce their own works of art or information and sometimes also collecting the results to share with other members of the ­community. Maker spaces promote learning through play; have the potential to demystify science, math, technology, and engineering; and encourage women and under­represented minorities to seek careers in those fields. They also tie in to the growing trend of indie artists in every medium—including books—who are bypassing traditional gatekeepers, taking advantage of new tools to produce professionally polished products, and going direct to the web to seek an audience. Libraries around the United States offer tools for patrons to learn by doingBy Lauren Britton R.

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources. Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Here are some excellent resources for anyone thinking about setting up a makerspace in their organization. Articles & Blog Posts Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste: how libraries can be the hub of a young maker revolution “…there’s another gang of information-literate people out there, a gang who are a natural ally of libraries and librarians: the maker movement. Clustered in co-operative workshops called “makerspaces” or “hack(er)spaces,” makers build physical stuff. Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries. Since I first started my Makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School in January 2014, I have received a lot of positive feedback.

Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries

I’ve given talks, presented at conferences, and shared about our experiences through my blog and through social media. Some of the questions I am most frequently asked are: Why should makerspaces be in the library? Designing a School Makerspace. Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country.

Designing a School Makerspace

Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch. With the National Week of Making behind us, you might be ready to start a makerspace in your school -- but not know where to start.

Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

Will purchasing a costly 3D printer and the latest robotics kit ensure learning and maker success? What are some steps to starting a successful makerspace from scratch? Step 1: Immerse Yourself in Maker Education Before you can build your own community of makers, you need to join one! School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist? More and more schools are coming to value maker education and exploring ways to create makerspaces in their schools. Many schools are discussing how they might utilize their library to facilitate this. As my school has increased our commitment to constructionist learning and maker education over the last few years, we have done so in close collaboration with our school library.

In exploring the relationship between the school library and school makerspace, it's not difficult to see why conversations about the growth of makerspaces are often tied to the conversation about the future of libraries. Both makerspaces and libraries are constructivist learning spaces that share a number of common goals, while approaching them in different ways and through very different material resources. Similar Yet Distinct. UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources.

Makerspaces in the Media Center. For most people when they hear the words location, location, location they think real estate. I think of school library media centers. In almost all schools the media center occupies the largest amount of real estate on the campus. School Librarians Push for More 'Maker Spaces' Published Online: May 12, 2015 Published in Print: May 13, 2015, as School Librarians Push To Create 'Maker Spaces' Sarah Cramer, a librarian in training, consults with Jay Wambere, a 5th grade student, about his LittleBits electronic music composition at Mitchell Elementary School in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The schools i participating in the Michigan Makers program, a University of Michigan initiative that supports the use of maker spaces in schools. —Daryl Marshke/University of Michigan School of Information Movement fuels project-based learning By Jacob Bell Angela Rosheim, a library media specialist, faced a problem: Her elementary school students were requesting materials during genius hour—a time in which teachers provide resources for students to study topics of personal interest—that the school didn't have. Creating School Library Makerspaces. While there is no clear, single definition to the term makerspaces (Burke, 2013; Fontichiaro, as cited in Bell, 2015), there are commonalities existing in terms of features, functions, goals and activities that makerspaces provide.

A makerspace is a place where people gather as communities to be innovative, create and collaborate, to share knowledge, tools and resources (Britton, 2012). Makerspaces have transpired from the maker movement which has been popularised by Make magazine and Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty. ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space. Maker station at the ISTE Librarians Digital Age Playground at the 2015 ISTE conference in Philadelphia. The maker movement was front and center at the 2015 ISTE conference—and that’s a good thing for me.

After following maker initiatives with great interest for some time now, I have the opportunity to design a maker space this year for 6th–12th grade students at my school, Worcester (MA) Academy.