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NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Tinkers, Printers & Makers, A Makerspace in the Library


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Interested in creating a Makerspace in your library? This program will discuss what a Makerspace is, how libraries of all types create and share Makerspaces with library customers and the community …

Interested in creating a Makerspace in your library? This program will discuss what a Makerspace is, how libraries of all types create and share Makerspaces with library customers and the community and feedback from users. Libraries are a much needed and often used third space, which are ideal for community Makerspaces to collaborate and encourage creativity among all users. There will be gadgets, hands-on demos and group discussion on the nuts & bolts necessary for Makerspace in the library as well as what products should be found in successful Makerspaces. Gordon Wyant will share how his library successfully wrote a grant for a 3D printer, and Michael Sauers will demo a range of new gadgets including a Raspberry Pi and LibraryBox.

Presenters: Marcia Dority Baker, University of Nebraska College of Law Library, Lincoln; Michael Sauers, Nebraska Library Commission; Gordon Wyant, Bellevue Public Library.

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  • {"27":"Brainstorm time, group discussion, meet & greet with other librarians who want to collaborate.\n","22":"Media server\nSlide-shows\nOPAC station\nScratch ( - With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. \nScratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge. \n","11":"SHOES! You could pay $900 for shoes or make your own!\n","28":"More Resources: \nMake magazine: library can help boost maker movement\n\n \nCode4Lib Journal: Using a Raspberry Pi as a display device \n  \nSmithsonian Magazine, 3D printers:\n \nChicago Public Library makespace now open:\n  \n3D printing is over-hyped, Gizmodo \n \nHackerspace video\n \n3D printing goes from sci-fi to reality\n \n3D printer/vending machine\n","23":"\nArduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. \nArduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP.) The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free. \n","12":"Tools! There are quite a few designs out there and they actually hold up pretty well! This is a wrench from Thingiverse:\n","1":"Intro’s \nHow 2 hour program will run\n","7":" - $24.99\nWhat do you get when you put colorful pens in the clutches of a buzzing, spinning robot? A SpinBot!The MAKE SpinBot Kit lets you build a triple-armed, pen- or chalk-grasping “robot” that spins in circles and draws elaborate geometric shapes while you watch. The kit is the brainchild of Christopher Myers and Anne Mayoral who form ArtBot Toys, a company that aims to introduce kids to science and technology. Chris and Anne have attended multiple Maker Faires where their SpinBots never fail to draw a crowd.\nAssembly is easy and takes about 30 minutes, making it a great parent-child project. While kids are having fun making colorful art, they’ll learn about electronics and geometry. Each kit includes laser-cut acrylic parts, rubber bands, a motor, battery holder, and power switch. All you need to start making robotic art are batteries, pens, and paper.\n","13":"Games! Pocket Tactics can be downloaded and printed from Thingiverse for FREE!\n3d Catan board pieces! Also from Thingiverse:\n","2":"Makerspace definition: 1. physical location where people gather to share resources, knowledge & work on projects. This includes experimenting with technology, hardware and prototypes via self-directed learning.\nSee EDUCAUSE 7 things you should know about makerspaces \n","19":"Afinia H\nUp! Mini\nMakerGear M Series\nRiwell\n3d Touch\nZim\nPeachy Printer\nFormlab’s Form1\n","8":"SLS – Common industrial fabrication technique. Laser used to melt powdered plastic, ceramic, wood/resin composite, metal or other material before laying another layer of powder and repeating the melt process. Wide variety of materials – VERY expensive and large machines . . . But the patent expires in 2014, so we should start to see cheaper machines.\nStereolithography – Ultraviolet laser used to harden resin by layer in a vat. Quickly makes high quality parts that can then reliably be further refined. Printers are expensive and mostly reserved for industrial/medical prototyping; however, Formlabs has created the Form1 at $3300. The resin used is very expensive.\nPowder Bed/Binder – Distributes a colored binding agent through an inkjet printing head to a layer of powder. Allows for fullcolor 3d printing. Can be very expensive. A variation on this theme is the Mcor Iris, which prints a thin layer of binder to regular printing paper and sliced layer by layer. This is the printer used by the new Staples 3d printing service that opened in Europe. \nFused Deposition Modelling – Common method and also the most affordable. Print material (usually with a relatively low melt point) is extruded through a heated head to create thin filaments that are pressed layer by layer. Used by nearly all “Consumer Ready” print solutions.\n","25":"Makerspace playbook:\nIMLS Talking Point: Libraries, museums and makerspaces,\nMakezine, \n","14":"3d Printed BMO from Adventure Time! This one you can download from Thingiverse:\n","3":"Makerspace definition: 1. physical location where people gather to share resources, knowledge & work on projects. This includes experimenting with technology, hardware and prototypes via self-directed learning.\nSee EDUCAUSE 7 things you should know about makerspaces \n","20":"The Makerbot Digitizer, which costs $1,400 (£900), will be shipped to the first buyers in October 2013.\nDemand for the machine appeared to overload the company's store when it went on sale on Thursday evening.\nThe Digitizer is the latest product looking to bring 3D printing to mainstream technology users - but experts are sceptical.\nThe machine is designed to allow the replication of objects without any need for the user to learn any 3D modelling software or have any other special expertise.\nIt works by pointing several lasers at the object and detecting contours in the surface. \nIt also allows users to upload their 3D designs directly to Thingiverse, a website where 3D designs can be shared.\n\nStructure Sensor: Capture the World in 3D\n\nWith the Structure Sensor attached to your mobile device, you can walk around the world and instantly capture it in a digital form. This means you can capture 3D maps of indoor spaces and have every measurement in your pocket. You can instantly capture 3D models of objects and people for import into CAD and for 3D printing. You can play mind blowing augmented reality games where the real world is your game world. \n123D Catch\nFree as a webapp, Desktop download, or Ipad/Iphone app! Take several pictures of a stationary object from various angles and simply load the files into the app. The stitching algorithm will create a 3d model from your pictures that you can then export to an editor to clean up and make ready for print!\n\n","9":"This is the Blizzident toothbrush. It's a toothbrush that's 3-D printed from a mold of your mouth and can allegedly clean your teeth with the effectiveness of three minutes of traditional brushing in just six seconds.\n\n","15":"Or how about custom Lego pieces and gears for your Lego Mindstorms program!\n","10":"When Kaiba Gionfriddo was born, his parents never expected to have to look on, helpless, as his windpipe collapsed daily and stopped him from breathing. They were desperate—so when a team of researchers suggested that a 3D printer could help, they leapt at the chance.\nSo a team from the University of Michigan set about using high-resolution imaging to study Kaiba's trachea and bronchus, and then got busy with some computer aided design. Using data from CT scans they were able to create accurate 3D models of his delicate little airways—weakened by a condition called tracheobronchomalacia—and develop a splint that could be used to help support them. The research is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.\n\n"}
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    • 1. TINKERS, PRINTERS & MAKERS: MAKERSPACES IN THE LIBRARY Marcia Dority Baker, Michael Sauers & Gordon Wyant
    • 2. PROGRAM PLAN-OF-ACTION ▪ What’s a makerspace? ▪ Necessary bits & pieces ▪ How does it work in the library? ▪ Who has a makerspace in their (Nebraska) library?
    • 3. WHAT IS IT? ▪ Make Space video by WestportPubLib
    • 4. SHOW & TELL TIME ▪ A variety of materials, tools and machines create a successful makerspace. ▪ The environment is important! Is it a dynamic place for creativity, noise, group work, thinking and tinkering. ▪ Here’s a few tools to get started…
    • 5. LEGO
    • 7. 3D PRINTERS AND PRINTING Additive Fabrication • Selective Laser Sintering (Freakin’ LASERS!) • Stereolithography (More freakin’ LASERS!) • Powder Bed/Binder • Fused Deposition Modeling
    • 8. 3D PRINTERS MakerBot Replicator 2 • • • • • • • $2199.00 11.2 L x 6.0 W x 6.1 H inch build volume 100 – 300 micron (.1mm-.3mm) print resolution Heated print bed Great community Prints using PLA filament Dual extruder version available for $2799.00
    • 9. 3D PRINTERS Cubify’s CubeX • $2499, $2999, Cubify’s Cube $3999 H inch build volume (single) • 10.75 L x 10.75 W x 9.5 • $1299 10.75 L X 9W X 9.5 H inch build volume (double) • 5.5 L x 5.5 W x 5.5 H inch build volume 10.75 L X 7.3W X 9.5 H inch build volume (triple • 200 micron (.2mm) print resolution • 100 micron (.1mm) print resolution • Looks GREAT • Looks GREAT • Super easy to use • Easy to use, though not as easy as the Cube • WiFi connectivity • WiFi connectivity • Prints in ABS and PLA • Prints in ABS and PLA • Uses proprietary cartridges and software • Uses proprietary cartridges and software
    • 10. 3D PRINTERS Solidoodle 2 3 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • $499 - $699 $799 6 L x 6 W x 6 H inch build volume 8 L x 8 W x 8 H inch build volume 100 – 300 micron (.1mm-.3mm) print resolution 100 – 300 micron (.1mm-.3mm) print resolution Optional Heated print bed Heated print bed Optional steel cover and acrylic door Great community Optional internal or PLA filament Prints using ABS lighting Great community but is highly tweakable Prints out of box, Printsopen source software (Repetier) Uses using ABS or PLA filament Prints out of box, but is highly tweakable Uses open source software (Repetier)
    • 12. 3D SCANNERS
    • 13. 3D PROGRAMS Blender (my pick) • • • • 123D • • • • FREE! Powerful GREAT community with excellent tutorials Free! Relatively easy to learn WebApp Sketchup Make • • • • Free! Relatively easy to learn Can be difficult to do complex models http://
    • 15. ARDUINO
    • 16. LIBRARY BOX
    • 17. HOW DOES THIS WORK IN THE LIBRARY? ▪ Funding ▪ Library support ▪ Community input ▪ Communication & sharing ▪ Space ▪ Gadgets & supplies ▪ Projects ▪ Safety
    • 18. CONFESSION TIME… ▪ Who is scheming about a makerspace in their library? ▪ Who has a 3D printer in their library? ▪ Who has community space for creative projects in their library? ▪ Who is collaborating with other folks on maker programs, events or workshops in your library? ▪ Who wants to partner to create a makerspace in their library? ▪ Who has a makerspace in their library?
    • 20. RESOURCES: ▪ Makespace resource guide: ▪ Adventures with Raspberry Pi: A Librarian’s Introduction ACRL TechConnect Blog: ▪ Makerspaces in libraries from the Wayne State University blog:http :// / ▪ EDUCAUSE, 7 Things you should know about Makerspaces: ▪ Making Room for Innovation:
    • 21. CONTACT US ▪ Marcia Dority Baker UNL College of Law, Schmid Law Library ▪ Michael Sauers Nebraska Library Commission ▪ Gordon Wyant Bellevue Public Library