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    Makerspaces2 Makerspaces2 Presentation Transcript

    • The Emerging Phenomenon ofMakerspacesMaking Some ThingsFrom NoThings:
    • What is a makerspace?
    • What is a makerspace?• Origins• Hackerspaces• Community Workspace• Metalworking• Woodworking• Textiles• Electronics• Biology• Chemistry• Imagination!
    • But, using the word “hacker” in hackerspacemight give some the wrong idea…So,we are callingit a “makerspace”Instead.
    • What is a makerspace?• Community:• Like minded folks• Collaborative• Technology New & Old• Innovative• Incubator for Innovation• Open• Outreach• Inspiring• CommunityInvolvement• Urban
    • What is a makerspace?inspire, learn, teach, create, and much more!• Learning Environment• Classes• Seminars• Exploration• Self Discovery• Shared Engineering• Exploratorium
    • What is a hacker?Who and Whatare makers?
    • Makers are:Scholars, improvers,and sharersLinus Torvalds –Developer of theLinux kernel
    • 2. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. (i.e. an astronomy hacker)(RFC1392, The Internet Users Glossary)Makers are:.Problem SolversBrent SolinaFounder ofMicrOrganicTechnologiesSquare Inc – Creditcard paymentprocessing solution
    • Why makerspaces?
    • What happens ina makerspace?• Learning
    • What happens ina makerspace?• Art
    • What happens ina makerspace?• New Technology
    • What happens ina makerspace?• Traditional Technology
    • What happens ina makerspace?• Biology
    • What happens ina makerspace?• Even Ham Radio!
    • What makerspacesdo:Some examples
    • What makerspacesdo:RepRap – Self Replicating 3D Printer
    • What makerspacesdo:Creative Security Enhancements
    • What makerspacesdo:Aerospace Engineering!
    • What makerspacesdo:Even Electric Cars!
    • Where are makerspaces?
    • Makerspaces are everywhere!
    • Makerspaces are everywhere!
    • • Boston University Group• Student Run(Division of the AssociationOf Computing Machinery)• Help develop the school’sown linux distribution(BULinux)• Facilitates student-run techinitiatives
    • • Boston• Cooperative• 50,000 ft2• Classroom• Machine Shop• Welding Shop• Wood Shop• Electronics• Bike Shop• Screen Printing• Fabric Shop
    • Makerspaces are also appearing in another area:Libraries!
    • • Fayetteville Free Libraryin New York• Spurred the movement to puttinkerspaces in libraries• Offers lots of workshops to thepublic on a wide range oftech/maker technologies
    • • Westport Ct.• Opened Summer 2012• Offers classes, lectures• 3D printing• Maker in Residence program
    • How to makea makerspace?
    • Setting up a makerspace:It’s not as hard (or expensive)as you’d think
    • What do you need?• Space• Interested People• Website / Blog• Equipment• A little funding• Enthusiasm!
    • But what about the money?• Mackerspaces are notexpensive• They encourage restorationof “vintage” equipment• There’s lots of grantfunding available• Donations of time,equipment and money mayfar exceed yourexpectations
    • Funding sources for makerspaces● Grants● Sponsorship● EconomicDevelopment● Kickstarter● Fund drives● Subscriptions
    • Makerspacemodels● Community● Co-op● Subscription● Landlord● Corporate● Municipal
    • MakerspaceFAQ● Legal● Governance● Budget● Space● Storage● Materials● Safety
    • Summing it all up● Makerspaces are places that provide theopportunity for people to innovate and learn● Places for sharing resources● Shared tools, shared ideas, sharedenthusiasm!● Access to things you can’t do at home● They aren’t difficult to start up
    • ●QQuestions?