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SWFLN: 3D Printing, Makerspaces, and More!!!


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This interactive workshop will explore the world of Makerspaces and STEAM in libraries. We will explore technology and trends on:

- 3D Printers and software
- Video and Audio Recording and editing
- Robotics, Arts and other additions to makerspaces

The workshop will help libraries hear about the newest trends in makerspaces, practical tips for creating space (whether big or small) and tips for success.

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SWFLN: 3D Printing, Makerspaces, and More!!!

  1. 1. 3D Printing, Makerspaces & More DIANA SILVEIRA NOVARE LIBRARY SERVICES
  2. 2. Agenda The basics of 3D printing Introduction to 3D creation software Beyond 3D printing - makerspace ideas Robotics, Video/Audio Recording, Art & More How libraries can set-up Makerspaces within their library Why libraries should be at the forefront of the makerspace movement
  3. 3. Basics of 3D printing Images: | | | |
  4. 4. 'We are on the verge of the next industrial revolution' - General Electric on 3D printing
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  6. 6. 3D Printing changing the world Image & Story:
  7. 7. Story: Duck Brace: Story:
  8. 8. Stories: Castle: China: Dutch: 3D printers print ten houses in 24 hours Building Houses around the world
  9. 9. Generators on the Fly
  10. 10. Cars! Full Story:
  11. 11. Johnson Public Library: Fl Story: Arm at
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  13. 13. Portable Wheel Chair Ramps Download & Print
  14. 14. Full Story
  15. 15. Medical implications Image from, more @
  16. 16. Story:
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  18. 18. Story:
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  20. 20. Story: Watch:
  21. 21. Story:
  22. 22. Wrench video Shoes; Nike Dress; Flowy Dress
  23. 23. Music Instruments Full Story Video:
  24. 24. 3D Printing & Space Exploration • Replacement tools & parts • Food Wrench in Space: International Space Station:
  25. 25. Introduction to 3D printing
  26. 26. 3D Printers
  27. 27. Afinia $1,299 Used in many academic and high schools ABS and PLA Filamants Make: Best Overall Experience VA Dream Lab: The new Afinia H800 has a build area 5x larger (10 x 8 x 8 inches) than the H480, and has many additional enhancements: •HEPA filtration system •Fully-automated platform leveling and height sensing •30% faster •Ultra-fine 100-micron print resolution •One button filament color changing •Smart support material technology •Easy filament spool loading •Fully-enclosed system
  28. 28. Flashforge
  29. 29. Makerbot Replicator Series $1999 - $6,500
  30. 30. Cubify $999 for multicolor $1299 and up
  31. 31. Robo 3D $599 - $699 ABS and PLA
  32. 32. $199 –IndieGogo Funded Printer- Reviews:
  33. 33. Make Your Own Instructions and pictures:
  34. 34. 3D Doodler Images from MOSI – 3D Exhibit
  35. 35. Disney creates fabric 3d printer More at
  36. 36. Make your own food Chefjet: Article & pics: DISCOV3RY Paste Extruder:
  37. 37. 3D Printed Pizza? Burgers? Video: Foodini:
  38. 38. Filaments
  39. 39. PLA Filament o Polylactic acid is a thermoplastic polyester o Made from renewable resources and biodegradable ( o Safe for Food Contact o Roughly: 20 / lb (hard), $30 / lb (soft) o Must use on non-heated plate (i.e. MakerBot Replicator 2)
  40. 40. ABS Filament o Needs heated build plate o Impact resistant and tough o Hard & Glossy o Petroleum-based o Flammable o Prone to cracking if cooled too quickly o Usually bends before it breaks o Has a strong, toxic smell o Strength is relatively equal to PLA o Roughly $20/lb
  41. 41. New Filaments – Flexible filaments; More experimental filaments at:
  42. 42. Print in PLA-Bamboo
  43. 43. Color Changing Filaments Tweet Filament
  44. 44. Activity - Download an item from - Edit & Print
  45. 45. Sources for free 3D Designs Instructables More @
  46. 46. Hacks Make it Stand DIY: Enhancements & Parts Make Your Own Printer Use a Glass plate With PLA, use a cooling Fan to avoid sticking Great site:
  47. 47. Making it Pretty Prime (Use Spray on Primer) Practice Plan (Use Acrylic Paints) Custom hydrographic design for 3D printing Story:
  48. 48. Introduction to 3D creation software
  49. 49. Available software • • • Sketchup • OpenSCAD • Wings3D • Scupltris • Autodesk 123D • Maya • 3ds Max • Blender project. Image from
  50. 50. TinkerCad Free Easy to Use Basic Functionality
  51. 51. Thingiverse Customizer
  52. 52. OpenSCAD Open Source Uses Code instead of freehand
  53. 53. SketchUp
  54. 54. Blender (
  55. 55. Tips • Patience the learning curve is high • Design in Orthogonal View • Uses Units, for ease 1 unit = 1mm • Use Printer Software for size
  56. 56. Academics: Get the software free - $1470 annual fee Open source alternative: Librecad
  57. 57. Digital Scanning
  58. 58. Taking 3D Scans ReConstructMe (Use with Your Kinect!) Skanect Autodesk 123D Catch Image:
  59. 59. There’s AN App for that Trnio Rendor Replicator 123D catch
  60. 60. Cubify’s ISENSE – DIGITAL SCANNER
  61. 61. Beyond 3D printing MAKERSPACE IDEAS FOR ANY BUDGET
  62. 62. Hackerspace community-operated workspace ◦ Computers ◦ Technology ◦ Science ◦ digital art ◦ electronic art ◦ meet, socialize, collaborate Many participate in the use & development of ◦ free software ◦ open hardware ◦ alternative media Source: Image from
  63. 63. DIY – Anything goes • 3D Printers • Robotics • Building Drones • Creating Clothes • Creating Medieval Armor • Jewelry Making • Papercraft • Culinary Arts • PLARN • What else? photos and Ideas:; ideas:
  64. 64. MaKey MaKey Article Official Site Video
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  66. 66. Little Bits
  67. 67. Put them together…. Video:
  68. 68. Snap Circuits Bionic Blocs STEAM Resources
  69. 69. Kaleido gears Legos K'nex Image:
  70. 70. Robotics letsmakerobots instructables
  71. 71. Raspberry Pi & ArduiniosA credit card-sized computer for $35 • Use as a general purpose computing • Learning to program • Project platform • Media Center • Write your own OS Source:, image;; Write Own OS: ( More on Ardinio & Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi
  72. 72. What’s the difference? RASPBERRY PI A mini-computer Requires an operating system Has a micro-SD card for storage Built-in Ethernet Plug in a keyboard and monitor Can run Linux ARDUINO A microcontroller open-source electronics prototyping platform You build the circuits and interfaces for interaction USB port used to upload and communicate with Arduino sketches
  73. 73. Fun with Arduino
  74. 74. Sphero 2.0 wowwee
  75. 75. Could turn into… Images:;; First Lego League
  76. 76. Make Your Own Wearable technology Becky Stern (
  77. 77. Children Art’s Space
  78. 78. Art Studios Library Programs image
  79. 79. Digital Archives Podcasting Oral History Center Converting/Scanning Photos Image of Podcasting
  80. 80. Recording Studios image
  81. 81. Recording Studio Control Surface/Audio Interface Keyboard Preamps Digital Audio Workstation (software) Monitors Microphones Acoustic treatments Headphones Podcast stations 1 Mac Desktop PC Image: Tour of Orlando’s Melrose Center
  82. 82. Podcasting/Oral History Stations MIDI Keyboard 10 MIDI cables Microphone cables Audio Interface + DAW software MIDI Interface Monitors 2 Headphones Controller/Software Microphone Microphone pop filter Microphone stand 1 Mac Desktop PC
  83. 83. Examples of Makerspaces “You can imagine it, you can create it” -
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  85. 85. Sacramento o 3D Printing Lab o I Street Press for Community Writing
  86. 86. Allentown Public Library “Allen County collaborated with TekVenture, an educational nonprofit specializing in makerspace technology, to create the lab. Working off a simple one-page agreement, TekVenture agreed to provide the trailer, along with the equipment and some free programming, and Allen County offered free parking.”
  87. 87. Cleveland Public Library o Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine o 3D Printing and Scanning o Vinyl Cutting Machine o Photography, Videography, and Graphics Design o Music Recording and Production o MakerSpace Computer Access and Meeting Space Image:
  88. 88. Fayetteville Free Library o 3D Printers o PCs o Green Screen Wall and Video Camera o Little Makers Image:
  89. 89. Link:
  90. 90. Link:
  91. 91. St Petersburg College Innovation Lab picture
  92. 92. Palm Harbor’s Makerspace for Children Simple set-up ◦ Supplies ◦ Furniture Modification ◦ Possibly Electrical Ongoing ◦ $192 @month on ave – supplies ◦ Over 1000 kids have used the space
  93. 93. Additional Makerspace Adult Orange County’s Melrose Center ◦ Music Recording Studio ◦ Video Editing & Recording Studio ◦ Photography Studio ◦ Conference Space ◦ Simulation Lab
  94. 94. More Examples The Hive Pasco County & Oculus Rift List of More:
  95. 95. Setting Up a Makerspace
  96. 96. Designing Space Flexible Room for small groups Lots of Electric Outlets* Sealed Concrete Floors recommended Easy to access supplies/cleaning equipment Good ventilation Space for hardware/Space for play Images from * Is needed - 220 volts or even three-phase power.
  97. 97. Furniture Workbenches/Long Tables Moveable Furniture Shelving for storing supplies & ongoing projects Whiteboards (or Idea Paint!) Furniture can be used or made Image from: Buy used
  98. 98. Equipment Equipment for each Maker Station Cleaning Tools Collaboration Tools Laptops with specialized software Handy? Make your own Filament Image from
  99. 99. Safety Safety Glasses for those working with: ◦ Power Tools ◦ Hammering or anything that creates debris ◦ Chemicals First Aid Kit Fire Extinguisher Aprons Post Workshop Safety Rules Staff/Volunteer on-duty
  100. 100. Safety Rules Rules from:
  101. 101. Helpful Signs
  102. 102. Everyone is a Maker • Our world is what we make it. • If you can imagine it, you can make it. • If you can’t open it, you don’t own it. • We share what we make, and help each other make what we share • We see ourselves as more than consumers—we are productive; we are creative. • Makers ask, “What can I do with what I know?” • Makers seek out opportunities to learn to do new things, especially through hands-on, DIY (do-it-yourself) interactions. • The divisions between subjects like math and art and science dissolve when you are making things. Making is an interdisciplinary endeavor. • It’s all right if you fail, as long as you use it as an opportunity to learn and to make something better. • We’re not about winners and losers. We’re about everyone making things better.• We help one another do better. Be open, inclusive, encouraging and generous in spirit. • We celebrate other Makers — what they make, how they make it and the enthusiasm and passion that drives them. --- 2013 Maker Media Makerspace Playbook --- Image:
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  104. 104. Why libraries should be at the forefront of the makerspace movement?
  105. 105. From New Horizons Report: “One of the most significant aspects of 3D printing for teaching and learning is that it enables more authentic exploration of objects that may not be readily available to schools. While it has become easier for teachers and students to work with these models, some of the most compelling applications of 3D printing in K-12 come from schools and programs that involve students creating something that is all their own.” New Horizons Report for K-12: - pg 28; image from
  106. 106. Evolving from Consumption Space to a Creator Space Image from:
  107. 107. Play = Learning • “learn how to use tools and processes to help them reach their own goals and realize their own ideas” • “shared spirit, ethics, discipline, mutual respect, reciprocity, self-directed learning” PlayBook Image from:
  108. 108. Participatory Learning oHeightened motivation and new forms of engagement through meaningful play and experimentation; oLearning that feels relevant to students’ identities and interests; oOpportunities for creating using a variety media, tools and practices; oCo-configured expertise where educators & students pool their skills and knowledge and share in the tasks of teaching & learning; oAn integrated system of learning where connections between home, school, community and world are enabled and encouraged Image: Source: - Henry Jenkins (
  109. 109. YA & Youth Development Caring Neighborhood Community Values Youth Safety Adult Role Models Youth Programs Image & Anythink Brighton Awarded Grant to Design Teen Makerspace : More on Developmental Assets and Grand Prairie Libraries at teen toolbox -
  110. 110. Partnerships and economic growth Image and ideas for small lib:
  111. 111. Funding Ideas o Grants, Partnerships with Tech Companies/ Local Makerspaces, Colleges o Start Small – Grow Big o Kickstarter or other crowdsourcing sites o Schools:
  112. 112. What’s Coming Next?
  113. 113. Faster and Multicolor WHAT IF 3D PRINTING WAS 100X FASTER?
  114. 114. Custom Food OnDemand
  115. 115. More Printing Options Textile Printers Fabric 3D Printers
  116. 116. New File Formats
  117. 117. Faster printing TedX Talk
  118. 118. In-Store 3D Printing Article:
  119. 119. What ideas can you bring back to your library? GREAT BLOG & PHOTO
  120. 120. Discussion, Questions & Play
  121. 121. Stay in the Makerloop
  122. 122. @MakerBlock @makerfairemiami @IArtLibraries Image from: Make: Magazine Makr App: Free Playbook: Worth $: (3D printing) Go to the Conference: Who do you follow?
  123. 123. Diana Silveira Novare Library Services 844-244-0701 Like Novare Library Services on Facebook!