Theory of MakingEvidence based learning (Look what I made!)Requires research and readingInspires creative thinking and inventionPromotes teamworkBuilds confidence
PhilosophyHackerspaces are kind of dangerous and usually in a warehouse on the edge of town. Eeeep!Libraries are centrally located, trusted community institutions.We can offer kids and young adults innovative making/learning opportunitiesBe excited to go to work, and see what is made!
HYPE Makerspace Inside of HYPE Teen Center Main Library Serves ages 13-18 4,000 Sq. Ft.
Before HYPE MakerspaceHandmade DetroitSewingPapercraftJewelry
Maker Faire Detroit Started in 2010 Met cool people! Partnerships which led to Makerspace Host maker events At your library!
Maker Faire Detroit 2012
New York Maker FaireSeptember 21 & 22, 2013Be an ExhibitorMeet cool people!Form community partnerships
MakerspaceConsiderationsBuy big equipment right away or wait? (3D printers, laser cutters, etc)Learn from existing makerspacesExpert instructors lead to successStarting small is not a bad thing
Good ResourcesMakeZine.com ifixit.comMakerEd.com Instructables.comAdafruit.com Hackerspaces.orgThingiverse.com Makerspace.com
Bike Tech Learn bicycle repair & maintenance Experienced bike shop instructor Teens can bring own bikes in!