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Hyperspace Engage - Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference 2013


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How the HYPE Makerspace at the Detroit Public Library was created, and how to plan and start other library makerspaces.

How the HYPE Makerspace at the Detroit Public Library was created, and how to plan and start other library makerspaces.

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  • 1. Hyperspace Engage: Learning to Make the Future at Your Library Steve Teeri - @telephase Valerie Sobczak - @valerieclaires Hawaii Library Association Annual Conference 2013
  • 2. Agenda! What is a Makerspace? Workshops Tips for Success
  • 3. What is a Makerspace? Any Place Where Things are Made A Kitchen A Laboratory We Are All Makers
  • 4. Theory of Making Evidence Based Learning (Look What I Made!) Requires Research and Reading Inspires Inventive Thinking Promotes Teamwork Builds Confidence
  • 5. Public Libraries Hackerspaces are kind of dangerous and usually in a warehouse on the edge of town, Eeeep! Public libraries are already trusted community institutions A fun and relaxed way to learn Be excited to go to work, and see what is made!
  • 6. Academic Libraries Engineering and Design schools might already have these tools Undergrad library can give access for various majors to interface (Discipline Agnostic) Partner with local makerspaces as well Draw on expertise of faculty and staff
  • 7. HYPE Makerspace Inside of HYPE Teen Center DPL Main Library Serves ages 13-18 4,000 Sq. Ft.
  • 8. Potential Administration Reaction to Makerspace Proposal (Artist’s Rendering)
  • 9. Community Partnerships
  • 10. Makerspaces in Hawaii Maui Makers - Oahu Makerspace - Kauai Makers Club HI Capacity - Hawaii Maker -
  • 11. Maker Faire Detroit Maker Faire started in 2010 Met all sorts of maker people in our area Attend a Maker Faire… …Or host a maker meet-up at your library!
  • 12. Maker Faire Detroit 2012
  • 13. HYPE Makerspace Workshops 8 to 12 week session of workshops 7 workshops per week Each workshop is 2 hours Teens can continue work on projects outside of the workshops
  • 14. Crafternoon Papercraft Cross-Stitch Knitting
  • 15. Bike Tech Learn bicycle repair & maintenance Teens can bring own bikes in!
  • 16. Graphic Design Theory of Design Wood Block Printing Silk Screen Printing Digital Vinyl Cutter
  • 17. Sewing/Wearables  Get a Couple Sewing Machines  Find Cheap / Free Remnant Fabric  Find an experienced sewing instructor  Fabulousness!
  • 18. 3D Printing  3D Printers Are Awesome!  *They Are not Essential to Starting a Makerspace  Printers Cost Anywhere from $300$2200  Plastic Costs around $50/kg ($.05/g)
  • 19. Video Game Programming  Raspberry Pi!  Credit Card Size Linux Computer  Big Online Community  Create Your Own Minecraft Server!
  • 20. Electronics / Robotics    Arduino Microcontrollers  Parallax Robotics Kits  Robot Petting Zoo!
  • 21. Tips, Tricks & Resources  Find staff who are passionate  Learn from existing makerspaces  Community partnerships  Experienced instructors lead to success  Starting small is not a bad thing
  • 22. Tips, Tricks & Resources     
  • 23. Criticisms! Is this safe? Is this a “Core Library Service?” Won’t this take money away from the collection/programs? Does this belong in the Library?!?!?!
  • 24. Let’s Be Friends! Steve Teeri @telephase Valerie Sobczak @valerieclaires
  • 25. Questions?