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Westport Library Unveils New Maker Space — The Digital Shift

Westport Library Unveils New Maker Space — The Digital Shift | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

A little more on the makerspace in Westport library.

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Planning to Make (video)

The video starts off weird but gets to its project point: a wall of 3D photos will be created & printed by a MakerBot Replicator...

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CILDC: The Fayetteville Free Library: a Fabulous Laboratory | David Lee King

David Lee King's notes from a talk with Lauren Britton, librarian/Transliteracy Development Director, at Fayetteville Free Library.  FFL opens their Fab Lab today (6/29/12).

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Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Buffy Hamilton, school librarian in Georgia, blogs about the potential role of makerspaces in libraries.

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Jeff Sturges - Strengthening Communities with Makerspaces

A webinar with Jeff Sturges, a founder of the Mt. Elliot Makerspace in Detroit, on makerspaces and strengthening communities.

 

 

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Statistical Studies of Peer Production » Manufacturing in motion: first survey on 3D printing community

Statistical Studies of Peer Production » Manufacturing in motion: first survey on 3D printing community | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

A couple of researchers, Jarkko Moilanen from University of Tampere and Tere Vadén from Aalto university,
conducted a global survey among "3D Printing community" about a month ago. Survey gained over 350 participants.

This survey is part of P2P Foundation supported project called Statistical Studies of Peer Production.

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Maker movement inspires students, teachers

Short article from the San Francisco Chronicle about Makerspaces in schools.

 

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Making a Mark in Milan

Making a Mark in Milan | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Events within the Salone Internazionale del Mobile are usually cloaked in secrecy, but a mood of collaboration, generosity and transparency was evident at this year's furniture fair—a sign of the Maker Movement's influence on design.
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Trendspotting | The Maker Movement

Ever wanted to build your own robot? It may now be possible. Deborah Acosta tells us about the Maker Movement.
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Students working on incredible Battlestar Galactica flight sim for Maker Faire | Geek.com

Students working on incredible Battlestar Galactica flight sim for Maker Faire | Geek.com | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Some students in California are working on a Battlestar Galactica Viper flight simulator.  Impressive.

 

"Mar.25, 2012 - Attention all you would be Colonial Viper pilots, there's a new project underway that is going to help train you to take out some toasters in the next epic..."

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Artistic gets techie in library trailer

Artistic gets techie in library trailer | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Allen County Public Library offers a makerspace in a trailer.  I like how the library teams up with a variety of organizations/businesses here.

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TechCrunch | TechCrunch Makers Episode One: Inside Brooklyn’s Makerbot With Bre PettisTechCrunch

TechCrunch | TechCrunch Makers Episode One: Inside Brooklyn’s Makerbot With Bre PettisTechCrunch | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

TechCrunch knows where it's at!  The first episode of TechCrunch's Makers.

 

"It's been months in the making, but here it is: the first episode of TechCrunch Makers, featuring Bre Pettis of Makerbot. We visited Bre's downtown Brooklyn factory where he and the rest of team design, build, and ship hundreds of Makerbots a week."

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Duct Tape, 3D Printing, and Libraries of the Future » Virtual Dave...Real Blog

Duct Tape, 3D Printing, and Libraries of the Future » Virtual Dave...Real Blog | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Great things taking place at the Fayetteville Free Library.

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How the Government and Private Sector Can Turn American Kids on to Science Through “Making.”

How the Government and Private Sector Can Turn American Kids on to Science Through “Making.” | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Read more from Slate's special issue on science education and give us your best ideas for raising the next generation of scientists and engineers.
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Forage Kitchen: A Coworking Space For Food

Forage Kitchen: A Coworking Space For Food | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
In 2009, Iso Rabins founded the Underground Market, a members-only underground farmer’s market in San Francisco intended to help budding food entrepreneurs get started without dealing with red tape. It was a success.
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Meet Wired Design, Your New Bookmark for Cutting-Edge DIY Coverage

Meet Wired Design, Your New Bookmark for Cutting-Edge DIY Coverage | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Attention hardware hackers, modders, and makers of all things awesome: Wired has a new online home for DIY product design, and it's Gadget L...
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Makers? How can making be a class?

Really impressed by what Andrew Carle and his kids are doing at the Flint Hill School in Northern VA.  Gotta love Middle School Makers.

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Affordable 3D Printer Costs Less Than An iPad @PSFK

Affordable 3D Printer Costs Less Than An iPad @PSFK | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
High-tech gadget that was only available to designers, now goes mainstream.
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