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Tinkers, Printers & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library

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Presented at NLA 2013 in Kearney, NE on 8 October 2013 with Marcia Dority Baker & Gordon Wyant.

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Tinkers, Printers & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library

  1. 1. TINKERS, PRINTERS & MAKERS: MAKERSPACES IN THE LIBRARY Marcia Dority Baker, Michael Sauers & Gordon Wyant
  2. 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. 3. WHAT IS IT? ▪ Make Space video by WestportPubLib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqkyzOotv0A
  4. 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. 5. LEGO http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejpphoto/2314610838/
  6. 6. LEGO MINDSTORMS
  7. 7. 3D PRINTERS AND PRINTING Additive Fabrication • Selective Laser Sintering (Freakin’ LASERS!) • Stereolithography (More freakin’ LASERS!) • Powder Bed/Binder • Fused Deposition Modeling
  8. 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. 9. 3D PRINTERS Cubify’s Cube • $1299 • 5.5 L x 5.5 W x 5.5 H inch build volume • 200 micron (.2mm) print resolution • Looks GREAT • Super easy to use • WiFi connectivity • Prints in ABS and PLA • Uses proprietary cartridges and software Cubify’s CubeX • $2499, $2999, $3999 • 10.75 L x 10.75 W x 9.5 H inch build volume (single) 10.75 L X 9W X 9.5 H inch build volume (double) 10.75 L X 7.3W X 9.5 H inch build volume (triple • 100 micron (.1mm) print resolution • Looks GREAT • Easy to use, though not as easy as the Cube • WiFi connectivity • Prints in ABS and PLA • Uses proprietary cartridges and software
  10. 10. 3D PRINTERS Solidoodle 2 • $499 - $699 • 6 L x 6 W x 6 H inch build volume • 100 – 300 micron (.1mm-.3mm) print resolution • Optional Heated print bed • Optional steel cover and acrylic door • Optional internal lighting • Great community • Prints using ABS or PLA filament • Prints out of box, but is highly tweakable • Uses open source software (Repetier) Solidoodle 3 • $799 • 8 L x 8 W x 8 H inch build volume • 100 – 300 micron (.1mm-.3mm) print resolution • Heated print bed • Great community • Prints using ABS or PLA filament • Prints out of box, but is highly tweakable • Uses open source software (Repetier)
  11. 11. THERE ARE MORE AVAILABLE EVERY DAY!
  12. 12. 3D SCANNERS
  13. 13. 3D PROGRAMS Blender (my pick) • FREE! • Powerful • GREAT community with excellent tutorials • http://www.blender.org/ 123D • Free! • Relatively easy to learn • WebApp • http://www.123dapp.com/ Sketchup Make • Free! • Relatively easy to learn • Can be difficult to do complex models • http:// www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-make
  14. 14. RASPBERRYPI
  15. 15. ARDUINO
  16. 16. LIBRARY BOX
  17. 17. HOW DOES THIS WORK IN THE LIBRARY? ▪ Funding ▪ Library support ▪ Community input ▪ Communication & sharing ▪ Space ▪ Gadgets & supplies ▪ Projects ▪ Safety
  18. 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?
  19. 19. NO QUESTIONS, JUST DISCUSSION!
  20. 20. RESOURCES: ▪ Makespace resource guide: http://library-maker-culture.weebly.com/makerspaces-in- libraries.html ▪ Adventures with Raspberry Pi: A Librarian’s Introduction ACRL TechConnect Blog: http://acrl.ala.org/techconnect/?p=2962 ▪ Makerspaces in libraries from the Wayne State University blog:http ://blogs.wayne.edu/turninginformationintoknowledge/2013/04/09/presenting-maker-spaces-li / ▪ EDUCAUSE, 7 Things you should know about Makerspaces: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7095.pdf ▪ Making Room for Innovation: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/05/future-of-libraries/making-room-for-innovation/
  21. 21. CONTACT US ▪ Marcia Dority Baker UNL College of Law, Schmid Law Library mdoritybaker@unl.edu ▪ Michael Sauers Nebraska Library Commission michael.sauers@nebraska.gov http://travelinlibrarian.info/ ▪ Gordon Wyant Bellevue Public Library gordon.wyant@bellevue.net

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