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The development and activities of makerspaces in libraries.
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Maker Space Ideas & Resources

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A collection of resources on SMORE put togther by the MIT Crew.


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3D-printed car company to open micro-factory in Maryland

A company that intends to build and sell the world's first 3D-printed cars plans to open its first East Coast micro-factory and showroom in Maryland at Natio...

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Dedicated husband saves his wife's eyesight by 3D printing her tumour

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Michael Balzer's dedication helped surgeons plan a new type of procedure to remove the cancer

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About | Croak.it!

About | Croak.it! | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Share audio content online and completely free and post it anywhere on the internet. Croak.it is a voice technology tool that allows users to discover, collect and convey thoughts and expressions on-the-go over voice in 30-second audio snippets (called \'croaks\') with a single click. With its webapp, mobile apps, and the TALK BUTTON which lets businesses allow users speak on their websites, Croak.it aims to revolutionize all online asynchronous voice communication. Sign up now or download the free app.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 17, 10:41 AM

Looks like this should be a able tool, for online classes or any online short quick communication needs.

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Hour of Code 2014 Resources - Doug - Off the Record

Hour of Code 2014 Resources - Doug - Off the Record | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it

"I’m happy to announce and share the latest, greatest, up to datest, all links verified as of November 24, 2014, version.

Thanks to my digital friend Sue, in addition to the Learnist and Pearltree collections that I had last year, I create a Flipboard magazine with my new found abilities.  Thanks, Sue.  Links to them all appear below.  (They all point to the same resources; I just wanted to use a few tools)

 

Learnist Board Pearltree Flipboard Magazine 

I hope that you find these resources useful and that one or two of them might make it into your classroom for the Hour of Code, December 8-14, 2014."


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asli telli's curator insight, December 3, 2014 7:14 AM

who spends an hour for code in class?

David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 4, 2014 9:05 AM

Thanks to Jamie Forshey.

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"I wish school curriculums let students create more."

"I wish school curriculums let students create more." | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Last month, I observed a few classes at Lakeside, an independent school in Seattle, WA. There, teachers are moving toward, what they call, a playground model in which students are encouraged to tak...

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The Mindset of the Maker Educator

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Here are some graphics, Thinglinks, and the slideshow I created for my Mindset of the Maker Educator Workshop:  

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 12, 2014 11:31 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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How to Get Started DIYing Anything with LittleBits - LifeHacker

How to Get Started DIYing Anything with LittleBits - LifeHacker | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Making things with electronics is tough, but if you're just starting out, littleBits are an easy way to start experimenting with all kinds of projects. You can connect real world components to the cloud instantly, program If This Then That recipes, and even connect it all to an Arduino. Here's how to get started using them.

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Bayard Taylor Library hosts Google Maker camp - southern chester county weeklies

Bayard Taylor Library hosts Google Maker camp - southern chester county weeklies | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Bayard Taylor Library hosts Google Maker camp southern chester county weeklies Gadgets, motors and Macs have been whizzing and whirring inside the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library as they play host to the six-week Goggle Maker camp, allowing...
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Pierce College hosts Lakewood MakerFest Aug. 9 - The Suburban Times

Pierce College hosts Lakewood MakerFest Aug. 9 - The Suburban Times | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Pierce College hosts Lakewood MakerFest Aug.
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Calling All Young LEGO Builders! - Arlington Public Library

Calling All Young LEGO Builders! - Arlington Public Library | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Submit Your Creations to the 2nd Annual LEGO Exhibit Open to LEGO builders age 18 and under, as well as teams that include at least one member under 18.   To apply, email a photo of your creation to ceys@arlingtonva.us by Saturday, August 16. Please include: Title of Creation Name(s) and age(s) of builder(s) Address and phone …
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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

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Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 13, 2014 2:53 PM

Σε beta έκδοση, δωρεάν με εγγραφή...

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 25, 2014 11:41 PM

Here is a new tool for making animations direct from the browser - no apps, no downloads, no cost. I have had a play and it looks pretty good!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 8:39 PM

something new to check out :)

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Canadian library makerspaces/hackers spaces « adafruit industries ...

Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits : Blog - MiniPOV SpokePOV Tools MintyBoost Gift Certificates Arduino BoArduino TV-B-Gone Game of Life SIM reader Drawdio XBee Tweet-a-Watt Cables Robotics ...
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Educational Makerspaces | Teacher Librarian

Educational Makerspaces | Teacher Librarian | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Practical Implementation of an Educational Makerspace Part 3 of Making an Educational Makerspace Laura Fleming, R. Steven Kurti, and Debby L.
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Georgia boy receives 3D-printed Star Wars prosthetic arm

Georgia boy receives 3D-printed Star Wars prosthetic arm | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
A 7-year-old joins the ranks of the Imperial Stormtroopers with a nifty new plastic limb made from the latest technology

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Mexico: Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own | Lizzie Wade | WIRED

Mexico: Where Cellular Networks Don't Exist, People Are Building Their Own | Lizzie Wade | WIRED | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it

Inside the cloud that is perpetually draped over the small town of San Juan Yaee, Oaxaca, Raúl Hernández Santiago crouches down on the roof of the town hall and starts drilling. Men wearing rain gear of various impermeabilities cluster above him, holding a 4-meter-tall tower in place.

 

Braided wires trail from four small circles welded near its midpoint; eventually those will be bolted or tied down in order to hold the tower steady during the frequent storms that roll through this part of Mexico’s Sierra Juárez mountains. They don’t want it falling over every time it rains.

 

Ninety thousand of the town’s pesos—a bit over $6,000—are invested in the equipment lashed to the top of the tower, in a town where many residents get by on subsistence agriculture.

The tower—which Hernández, Yaee’s blacksmith, welded together out of scrap metal just a few hours earlier—is the backbone of Yaee’s first cellular network. The 90,000 pesos come in the form of two antennas and an open-source base station from a Canadian company called NuRAN.

 

Once Hernández and company get the tower installed and the network online, Yaee’s 500 citizens will, for the first time, be able to make cell phone calls from home, and for cheaper rates than almost anywhere else in Mexico.

Strategically ignored by Mexico’s major telecoms, Yaee is putting itself on the mobile communications grid with the help of a Oaxaca-based telecommunications non-profit called Rhizomatica. Its founder, Peter Bloom, is among the men currently getting soaked on the roof of town hall. It’s May of 2014, and this is the third of what he jokingly calls “artisanal cell phone installations” that he’s led in the Sierra Juárez in the past year and a half—the first of their kind in the world.

By the end of the year, he will have installed six more networks all over the state of Oaxaca, bringing the total to nine. Armed with an experimental concession from the Mexican government that grants Rhizomatica access to coveted cellular spectrum all over the country, Bloom is slowly but surely bringing coverage to towns that have been left out of the 21st century’s most important technological revolution.

 

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, January 18, 7:45 PM

Inspiring story of how an isolated Mexican town in the Sierra Juarez Mountains built their own cellular telephone network, so residents of the small farming community could talk with one another and, eventually, reach the outside world.  The DIY teams in this remote area of Mexico are expanding to include other isolated areas in the mountain range.  Although this is not amateur radio, the spirit of connecting with others and applying available technology and resources is in the highest tradition of ham radio.  Of course, there is a darker side to all of this.  Drug cartels are using similar off-grid cellular networks to run their illegal and dangerous businesses.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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In Case You Missed It: Additive Manufacturing's November 2014 Digital Edition : Modern Machine Shop

In Case You Missed It: Additive Manufacturing's November 2014 Digital Edition : Modern Machine Shop | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it

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Cool Tools for Students: Free Online Design Resources

Cool Tools for Students: Free Online Design Resources | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Looking for free design tools for your students to use in their projects? Check out these free open-source tools for design and more!

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UNT's Willis Library opens The Factory, a creative technology space - Star Local Media

UNT's Willis Library opens The Factory, a creative technology space - Star Local Media | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Library to promote innovative learning
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Sulzer Library's YOUmedia Center Gives Teens a Space to Geek Out - Lincoln Square - DNAinfo.com Chicago

Sulzer Library's YOUmedia Center Gives Teens a Space to Geek Out - Lincoln Square - DNAinfo.com Chicago | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Sulzer Library's digital YOUmedia teen center will host an open house on Sept. 16.

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Athens Maker Fest Encourages Creativity

Athens Maker Fest Encourages Creativity | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
Saturday, Aug.9 @ Lyndon House Arts Center (RT @FFJournalUpdate: Athens Maker Fest (Ga.) sparks interest in trade skills this weekend (Aug.9) http://t.co/EeqSiMmm6Z @hatchathens @Flag…)...
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Library 2.0 - Boulder Weekly

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Boulder Weekly Library 2.0 Boulder Weekly This week, the Boulder Public Library is making a bold stride forward into what libraries can be when it unveils the final piece of its recently remodeled teen space, “The Foundry,” or Makerspace, an...
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Library Offering 'STEM Kits' For Children - ARL now

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Library Offering 'STEM Kits' For Children
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“The kids can come in, they can play with the kits, they can read books that correspond with the themes,” Anne Womack, the library's youth collections librarian, said.
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Visualize learning: 7 sources for free images | University of Sussex

Visualize learning: 7 sources for free images | University of Sussex | Makerspaces in Libraries | Scoop.it
It's easy enough to find an image using a search engine. Simply type the word 'orange' into Google, for example, and 577,000,000 orange-related results are retrieved in just 0.47 seconds. Which of ...

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Bound:: A Brief History of Makerspaces in Libraries

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Although makerspaces have been making much news as of late, they are not a new phenomena. Makerspaces have existed in some way, shape, or form for centuries. However, the public library has been integral to the ...
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