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7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu | Makerspace Resources | Scoop.it

(FREE download)A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and space in a community environment—a library, community center, private organization, or campus. [...]

The makerspace—sometimes referred to as a hackerspace—is often associated with fields such as engineering, computer science, and graphic design. The concept emerges from the technology-driven “maker culture,” associated with Make magazine and the Maker Faires it promotes."


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A collection of Makerspace related articles for those who want to know more about Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, Fablabs etc., especially in the library.
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How to Make (Almost) Anything

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This course provides a hands-on introduction to the resources for designing and fabricating smart systems, including CAD/CAM/CAE; NC machining, 3-D printing, injection molding, laser cutting; PCB layout and fabrication; sensors and actuators; analog instrumentation; embedded digital processing; wired and wireless communications. This course also puts emphasis on learning how to use the tools as well as understand how they work.
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Try Ruby: learn the basics of the Ruby language in your browser.

Learn the basic building blocks of the Ruby programming language, all in the browser.
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Makerspaces Move into Academic Libraries

Makerspaces Move into Academic Libraries | Makerspace Resources | Scoop.it
During the past year, makerspaces have been gaining traction in libraries. A makerspace is a place where people come together to design and build projects. Makerspaces typically provide access to m...
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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org

Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.
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Making Makerspace Libraries

Travis Good further explores Makerspaces in libraries during ILEAD USA on March 27 at the University of Illinois in Springfield.
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Maker Shed: Arduino | Raspberry Pi | 3D Printers | Microcontroller Kits

Maker Shed: Arduino | Raspberry Pi | 3D Printers | Microcontroller Kits | Makerspace Resources | Scoop.it
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Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make "TechShops"?

Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make "TechShops"? | Makerspace Resources | Scoop.it
To me, public libraries — the availability of free education for all — represent the collective commitment of a community to their future. They symbolize what is most important, a commitment to edu...
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The original call to action form Phillip Torrone of Make magazine.

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The Case for a Campus Makerspace

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LIX - The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World

Lix 3D pen enables you to doodle in the air. This professional tool offers you the comfort and pushes your creativity to another level.
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Art Makes You Smart

Art Makes You Smart | Makerspace Resources | Scoop.it
Museum visits increase test scores, generate social responsibility and increase appreciation of the arts by students.
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Makerspaces and Learning

Travis Good's "Makerspaces and Learning: What's the magic of makerspaces" presented during ILEAD USA on March 26, 2013 at the University of Illinois in Sprin...
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Digitizer

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Kitchen table injection molding is the new 3D printing :)

Kitchen table injection molding is the new 3D printing :) | Makerspace Resources | Scoop.it
Kitchen table injection molding is the new 3D printing .
Create, customize and race your own Hot Wheels® cars! Just pick a mold, insert the Protoshotz™ wax sticks into Car Maker and watch as your very own car body is formed.
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Create a Library “Tech Shop”

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American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.

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The ALA's input on the whys and hows of Maker spaces.

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