MAKERSPACES Who are these makers & what are they doing in my IN LIBRARIES stacks?
DEFINE TERMS:Maker Movement: what happens when the limits of cost and complexity areremoved from imagination.Makerspace: an area devoted to the development of ideas by giving usersaccess to technology, equipment and an engaged community.Maker: anyone who makes something.
CULTURAL IMPLICATIONSIndustrial RevolutionInformation RevolutionImagination Revolution?
MAKER TECHCommonly associated with,but definitely not limited to:3D PrintingComputer Numerical Control (CNC)Laser Cutting/EngravingCircuitry
WHY IN THE LIBRARY?A library is a natural convergence of curriculums and communities.Research is not just about reading, but experiential learning.As the technologies evolve, so do the needs of the users.As needs evolve, so must the library.
CURRICULUM IDEASArts: dynamic and interactive displays and presentationsAstronomy: detailed models of celestial objectsBiology: scanning and reproduction of bones, muscles and organsChemistry: systems for data measurement and processingEducation: educational manipulativesPhysics: creation of complex gears and machinesMathematics: tangible representations of theoretical objects.
WHAT ARE WE DOING ATUNCG?CAMStudio: an off-campus segment of the Interior Architecturedepartment.Currently has: CNC routers 3D Printers 3D scanners Laser cutterDigital Media Commons: the lower level of the library.
FUTURE PLANS & IDEASDepending on funding and scope 3D Printers: http://www.makerbot.com and http://www.uprint3dprinting.com/ 3D Scanning: http://www.nextengine.com/ Arduino kits http://www.arduino.cc MakeyMakey: http://makeymakey.com/ Snap Circuits: http://www.elenco.com/product/productdetails/snap_circuits Legos: http://www.lego.com Sugru: http://sugru.com/
OTHER EXAMPLE LIBRARIESWestport Public Library - Connecticut :http://www.westportlibrary.org/services/maker-spaceUniversity of Nevada, Reno – DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library:http://www.delamare.unr.edu/NC State University – Hunt Library Makerspace:http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/spaces/makerspace