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Looking at trends in the hackerspace movement and their feasibility for public libraries.
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UNICEF Innovation: Innovation Lab Do-It-Yourself Guide

Innovation Labs create global interoperability. They are physical spaces that allow for collaboration among private sector, academia and civil society. The labs
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Makerspaces in the Library

Makerspaces in the Library | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
“ Makers on the Move in Libraries and Museums #makerspace (Makers on the Move in Libraries and Museums #makerspace http://t.co/Ya8yXFEkjW)”
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Making STEM Programs Work In The Library

Making STEM Programs Work In The Library | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
STEM is certainly the new buzzword in library programming for children. That means a rush to create and promote STEM programming. The problem is that STEM is an educational initiative and most of t...
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STEM at the library - Children

Marilyn Pontius's curator insight, May 14, 6:55 AM

The best STEM programs are not stand alone, but are created by incorporating STEM thinking/activities into existing programs.

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STEM Behind Hollywood by Texas Instruments - US and Canada

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The Hardware Store brings a new cooperative, entrepreneurial space to South Pittsburgh

The Hardware Store brings a new cooperative, entrepreneurial space to South Pittsburgh | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
A new space in Allentown looks to combine the low cost of shared office space with benefits of entrepreneurial networking.
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3-D Printing Will Soon Become a Routine Manufacturing Tool | MIT Technology Review

3-D Printing Will Soon Become a Routine Manufacturing Tool | MIT Technology Review | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
GE, the world’s largest manufacturer, is on the verge of using 3-D printing to make jet parts.
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New Maker Space Opening in Downtown Tucson Announces Call for Instructors - PR Web (press release)

New Maker Space Opening in Downtown Tucson Announces Call for Instructors - PR Web (press release) | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
New Maker Space Opening in Downtown Tucson Announces Call for Instructors
PR Web (press release)
New Maker Space Opening in Downtown Tucson Announces Call for Instructors.
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Makerspace Open Lab - Santa Barbara Independent

Makerspace Open Lab - Santa Barbara Independent | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
Makerspace Open Lab
Santa Barbara Independent
Makerspaces are community spaces where people can get together and collaborate and share resources to develop ideas, and invent programs and items using software and computer hardware.
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The HUB comes to Honolulu - Ecopreneurist

The HUB comes to Honolulu - Ecopreneurist | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
The HUB comes to Honolulu
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Questions from the audience came up about having a “maker space” at the HUB Honolulu, where inventors might have access to a full wood shop, machines, a 3D printer, etc.
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3D modeling program Blender now supports 3D printing

3D modeling program Blender now supports 3D printing | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
The free 3D modeling software Blender already supported 3D printing, but the latest release comes with new tools specifically for making objects more printable.

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MakerBot + Pinterest = Craft Juggernaut | Wired Design | Wired.com

MakerBot + Pinterest = Craft Juggernaut | Wired Design | Wired.com | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
Provo Craft, the world’s leading producer of desktop manufacturing tools, started out as a craft store in Utah that sold glitter, felt and googly eyes.
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Technology and snacks is a winning combo.

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Nanoscribe Will Sell a Micro 3-D Printer That Creates Tiny Structures in Seconds

Nanoscribe Will Sell a Micro 3-D Printer That Creates Tiny Structures in Seconds | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
Faster printing could see the technology move from research labs to industry.

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Beth Robinson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:09 PM

This machine serves a completely different level of applications than the ones we typically see. It will be interesting to see what comes of it.

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PRINTING PROGRESS: Students Learn From 3D

PRINTING PROGRESS: Students Learn From 3D | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
It's a busy time of year on college campuses as students rush to finish projects. A special high tech printer is helping one group get the job done. It sounds and looks like most printers. But, wha...

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3-D printing tries to find a home

3-D printing tries to find a home | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
The companies that make 3-D printers want a spot in your home. They're just not sure exactly why you need one of their futuristic devices yet.
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Middle school program helps kids pursue careers in technology

Middle school program helps kids pursue careers in technology | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, educators have emphasized the need to promote and advance STEM education in the U.S.
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5 Ways 3D Engineering is Changing Small Businesses

5 Ways 3D Engineering is Changing Small Businesses | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
3D engineering has its fingerprints all over small busineses.

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10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic]

10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic] | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
10 Ways 3D Printing Can Be Used In Education [Infographic]

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Libraries as Content Creators | American Libraries Magazine

Libraries as Content Creators | American Libraries Magazine | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
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Library offers lots of summer fun

Library offers lots of summer fun | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
Builders, bookworms and brainiacs are in luck this summer at the Great Falls Public Library. A set of young adult programs will keep them busy and interested throughout the break.
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Shelf life: Library's creativity spaces set to open - The Missoulian

Shelf life: Library's creativity spaces set to open - The Missoulian | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
Shelf life: Library's creativity spaces set to open
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The Missoula Public Library's makerspace opens this week for the public to check out, on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.
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How Ottawa can lead the 3D printing revolution - Ottawa Business Journal

How Ottawa can lead the 3D printing revolution - Ottawa Business Journal | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
Ottawa Business Journal
How Ottawa can lead the 3D printing revolution
Ottawa Business Journal
“I believe that this is one of the rare cases where the concept, 'If you build it, they will come' is valid,” says Mr.
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Make. Connect. Learn.

Make. Connect. Learn. | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
Make. Connect. Learn.
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Making Room for Innovation

Making Room for Innovation | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
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3-D Printing Offers Unlimited Potential for Navy

3-D Printing Offers Unlimited Potential for Navy | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
By Dr. Lawrence C. Schuette Office of Naval Research, Acting Director of Research For the Navy, one of the Holy Grails (we have quite a few) aboard a ship would...

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, May 19, 2013 12:30 PM

For the Navy, one of the Holy Grails (we have quite a few) aboard a ship would be a “Star Trek” replicator for replacement parts.

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Robot swarms trained to fetch and carry - Telegraph

Swarms of robots have been trained to cluster together and fetch or carry objects in an experiment which could lead to new medical and military technology.
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Hackerspace develops ways to get Peeps to spill their secrets

Hackerspace develops ways to get Peeps to spill their secrets | Innovation Labs | Scoop.it
Whether you call it enhanced interrogation or torture, the subject is a lot less serious when the victim is a sugary confection. The LVL1 Hackerspace in Louisville, Kentucky recently held an event focused on getting Peeps -- the ...
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