No two maker spaces are alike or should be alike. Developing appropriate and relevant themes for your space will ensure that your maker space is unique to the needs, wants, and interests of your students, and unique to your school community as well.
While maker spaces often have a STEM orientation, they most certainly do not have to be limited to just those disciplines. Proper planning helps you uncover themes that are relevant and authentic to your school. Themes in my maker space have included explorations such as digital storytelling and molecular gastronomy.
To select themes for your maker space, it is important first to understand your learners. Have conversations with them. Survey them. Find out what they enjoy doing both in and out of school. Uncover their passions."