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Makerspaces in Libraries!

My summary of a series of ALA Webinars: Makerspaces Learning form the Innovators.

Kevin Brash

on 8 April 2013

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Transcript of Makerspaces in Libraries!

A community-operated physical space where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and/or collaborate. Makerspaces The 3d
printer lab
in a library The
$1 million
genius bar Humble
bundle of
big creativity Teen
factory Expensive! Technically difficult! Cool! Impressive! The 3d printer lab in a library -Tools and 3d printers, making in the stacks, oh my!
-Experts The 3d printer lab in a lib $1M Renovation -80 PCs, 5 Macs, 5 Linux computers, laptop checkout service
-Genius bar-like staff to help with computers, ereaders
-Little bits, snap circuits, knex, korg, microbug, soldering
-and a 3d printer in a tree! $1M reno (Cleveland) Maker Faire Detroit Space was available
Hey, let’s Craft!
Bicycle repair drop-in
Paper craft, cross stitching, blinky light cards
Design, woodblocks, silk screen
Soldering, amps, arduino gadgets -Teen makerspace, 4 Macs, 1 drawing table, video recorder, midi keyboard, mics, Adobe CS
-Challenges teens to make movies, music
-Hires: makerspace librarian and mentors to facilitate The teen storytelling factory littleBits – electronics that click Snap Circuits-great for the little folk Arduino –open source electronics Raspberry Pi Crafting! Design: silk screen, linocuts, woodblock printing FUNding Space Staff How to make a makerspace -start up (grants, partnerships)
-ongoing costs -permanent feature or frequent?
-storage space -internal organizers
-external experts in Libraries! June 1-2, 2013
PNE Kevin Brash, 2013
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