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Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service: Detroit Public Library

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  • 1. HYPE MakerspaceDetroit Public Library
  • 2.  Linda Curvey-BrownTeen Specialist – Detroit Public LibrarySteve TeeriCustomer Support Asst. – Detroit Public Library Jeff SturgesFounder – Mt. Elliott MakerspaceSpeakers
  • 3.  Background  Partnerships  Workshops  Experiences  What is a makerspace?Agenda
  • 4.  Hosted inside the HYPE Teen Center  Main Library  Serves ages 13-18  4,000 Sq. Ft.HYPE Makerspace
  • 5.  Handmade Detroit Sewing Papercraft JewelryBefore HYPE Makerspace
  • 6.  Started in 2010 Met cool people! Partnerships which led to Makerspace Find or start a mini- maker faireMaker Faire Detroit
  • 7. Maker Faire Detroit
  • 8. Community Partnerships
  • 9.  Buy big equipment right away or wait? (3D printers, laser cutters, etc) Work in groups, preferably in a circle Expert instructors know more than you (and me)Makerspace Considerations
  • 10.  Learn bicycle repair & maintenance  Experienced bike shop instructor  Teens can bring own bikes in!Bike Tech
  • 11.  Papercraft  Cross-Stitch  Knitting  Blinky Lights Holiday Cards!Crafternoon
  • 12.  Theory of design  Wood block printing  Silk screen printing  Digital vinyl cutterGraphic Design
  • 13.  Designing  Sewing  Repairs  Fabulousness!Sewing/Wearables
  • 14.  Soldering  Amplifiers  Arduino  Robot army!Electronics/Robotics
  • 15.  HYPE Makerspace summer camp for 8 weeks  June 15, 2012 – August 11, 2012  Procured all equipment, and instructorsOverview
  • 16.  DPL staff acted as managers  Outside instructors paid $25/hr  Teen assistants paid $8/hrHYPE Makerspace Team
  • 17.  Fit the makerspace within existing teen center  Remove distractions to increase participation  Manage funds and materials properlyChallenges
  • 18.  Took place after 8 week series of workshops  Held meeting with instructors  Asked teens to fill out evaluation formsEvaluation and Impact
  • 19.  Participants very enthusiastic about makerspace  Gained skills and felt more confident  Promoted critical thinking and working together  Fostered a desire for entrepreneurshipEvaluation Conclusions
  • 20. What is a makerspace anyway?
  • 21. Garden = MakerspaceGardeners = Makerspace LeadersBoundaries = Mission, Goals, Values, Outcomes
  • 22. Plants = Areas of ConcentrationSeeds = Workshops, Projects, Activities
  • 23. Landscape = Space Design & Layout
  • 24. Nutrients = Tools, Materials, Resources, FundsCare = Energy, Work
  • 25. Fruits & Flowers = Project & Workshop OutputHarvest Celebrations = Events for Sharing
  • 26. Pruning = Collaborative EditingMaintenance = Replenishing, Tweaking
  • 27. Slow is Fast - Small is BigBe Comfortable with Being UncomfortableFocus on People & Relationships
  • 28.  Linda Curvey-Brown lcbrown@detroitpubliclibrary.org http://www.dplhype.org  Steve Teeri steeri@detroitpubliclibrary.org http://www.dplhype.org  Jeff Sturges jeff.sturges@gmail.com http://www.mtelliottmakerspace.com/Contact us!
  • 29. Questions?