It’s 9:00 on a Friday night, I’ve been up since before 6 a.m., and it’s been a doozy of a week. I’m tired. But there’s an Arduino on the couch next to me, and I’m still riding high on my … Read more >
Public libraries are a popular venue for makerspaces and maker activities, but many libraries may have concerns about budget, space, and lack of staff expertise. Developing partnerships with local makerspaces and maker organizations can often help a library offer these … Read more >
Makerspaces, coding/programming, and DIY activities are quickly gaining traction and momentum in mainstream culture. As more people become interested in making and hacking, places with the space, equipment, staff to assist in these endeavors and to encourage collaboration and sharing … Read more >
I guess it’s official: 3D printing is a big deal. Amazon has just created a special page just for 3D printers, supplies, and reference books.
May 7’s Fortune magazine had a thoughtful, helpful overview of makerspaces, the maker movement, and the culture of making. The authors, John Hagel and UMSI advisor John Seely Brown, articulate some important “beyond the tools” elements to makerspaces:
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The real attraction in this is for when you’re traveling. I always worry that airport security will confiscate scissors, but if I don’t have any way of cutting my yarn, I’m pretty limited in the projects I can bring along