makerspaces in libraries: embracing diy culture in your library

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  • Makerspaces in LibrariesEllyssa Kroskihttp://ellyssakroski.comDirector of Information Technology, The New York Law Institute

  • Agenda What are Makerspaces?

    Discussion: Who has been to a makerspace?

    Makerspace Tools and technologies

    Libraries with Makerspaces

    Discussion: Tell Us About Your Own Library Makerspace Events!

    Makerspace Programming for Libraries

    Host a Chibi Lights Event

    Host a Raspberry Pi Event

    Host a Wearable Electronics Event

    Host a Virtual Reality Event

    Host a Robotics Event

  • Makerspaces, n.Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabsare creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.

  • Types of Makerspaces

    Hackerspace Places where computer programmers can share knowledge and information in a common setting.

    Fablab Fabrication laboratories -structured but creative places of production.

    Makerspace A DIY, informal space for making oftentimes equipped with the tools of production such as hardware, machinery, etc.

  • Why start a Makerspace in your library?

    Partnering with the community in the creative goal of making

    Informal learning opportunities

    Valuable STEM skills

    Making encourages curiosity and inventiveness

    Supports the Seven Developmental Needs of Adolescents

  • Library Maker Community

    MakerSpaces and the Participatory Library

    Library Entrepreneurship & Maker Services

  • Safety in Library Makerspaces

    Creating a culture of safety

    Basic safety equipment

    Training programs

    Procedures and policies

    Safe workspaces

    Staffing and supervising

  • Discussion: Who has been to a Makerspace?

    Do you have a makerspace in your library?

  • Makerspace Tools of the Trade

  • 3D Printers

  • 3d Scanners

  • Raspberry Pi

  • Arduino

  • Wearable Electronics

  • Google Cardboard

  • Legos

  • Electronics and Circuit Kits

  • CNC and Milling

  • CNC and Milling

  • Robotics

  • Drones

  • Sewing

  • Crafts

  • Libraries with Makerspaces

  • The Studio at Anythink Brighton

    Makerbot 3D printer

    Digital photography lab with multiple digital SLR cameras

    Sewing machines

    Supplies for DIY crafts and textile projects

  • Fayetteville Free Librarys Fabulous Laboratory

    7 Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers

    2 Stratasys Mojo 3D printers (available by reservation)

    Epilog Laser cutter - for cutting and engraving wood, acrylic, fabric, leather, plastic, glass, metal, and more

    Shapeoko CNC Mill for carving materials such as wood, plastic, and aluminum

    Vinyl cutter

    7 sewing machines

    Hand tools & paper craft tools

    Jewelry making tools

    Knitting & crochet kits

    Professional 3D design software

  • CSU Makerspaces CSUN Oviatt Librarys Creative Media Studio

    SDSU Love Librarys build IT, SDSU

    Cal State San Bernardino Library Innovation Lab

    San Jose State University, Creative Media Lab: High-end video and audio

    editing, animation and game development 3D Printing: TAZ Lulzbot 5, and adding a Lulz Mini

    and Glow Forge 3D laser printer Maker Technology Checkout: Raspberry Pis,

    Arduinos, makey makeys, 3D printing pens and Google Cardboards are available for checkout

    Pop-Up MakerSpace: Converting laptop storage cart into a convertible maker space. It will include the kits listed above, soldering kits, servo kits and a mini 3d printer.

    San Francisco State University Digital Media Studio space: 3D printers give

    students designs life

    Cal Maritime Maker Days: Arduino and 3D printing to quilling

    and pumpkin carving.

  • 4th Floor at Chattanooga Public Library


    Lulzbot Taz and MakerBot Rep2 3D Printers (fees: $0.06 per gram of PLA used) *

    Laser Cutter (20"x12" cutting area) (no fees but must supply your own material) *

    Vinyl Plotter (fees: $0.30 per square foot of vinyl used) *

    4K Monitor

    Oculus Rifts for dev and games

    Screen Printing

    Chattanooga Zine Library + zine making lab

    Floor Loom

    Sewing Machines

    Needle Felting and Coloring Books

    Power Tools

    Hand Tools

    Soldering Bench

    Arduino Kits *

    Adobe Creative Cloud

    Mini soft box + lights for product photography

    Agile co-working spaces with white boards, projectors, couches, tables.

    Special Event Space with sound system, stage, and presentation equipment

  • The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center in the Orlando Public Library

    Video Production Studio

    Audio Production Studio

    Photography Studio

    Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab): Dedicated classes include: electronics, basic engineering, computer programming and robotics. Two 3D Printers are available for small prototype creation.

    Simulation Lab: Immersive 3D simulators include Driving, Flight, Fork-Lift and Excavator.

    Tech Central: Tech Talks and Meetup groups are offered in a state-of-the-art presentation space.

    Technology Exploration: Classes and our collaborative areas stimulate interest in the STEM disciplines.

  • NCSU Libraries - The D. H. Hill Library Makerspace

    For Use in the Library Arduino Yun Bernina 1008 Sewing Machine Lulzbot Mini MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer Matter and Form 3D Scanner Microsoft XBOX for Kinect 3D Sensor Othermill Zing 24 Laser by Epilog

    Available to Borrow Arduino Inventor Kit Intel Galileo Kit iRobot Create 2 Programmable Robot LightBlue Bean littleBits Premium Kit MaKey MaKey Moog Werkstatt-01 Analog Synthesizer Ototo Musical Invention Kit Raspberry Pi Sphero SPRK Robotic Ball Structure 3D Scanner

  • The Hive at John F. Germany Library in Tampa

    Makerspace Two MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers Arduino Uno Boards & accessories Little Bits Deluxe kits Raspberry Pi kits Shapeoko 2 CNC milling machine Work stations, featuring hand tools, soldering

    irons, glue guns, etc.

    Robotics Center FTC/VEX robotics test field Two FIRST Lego League tables Work tables with access to power outlets Work benches with access to hand tools

    Arts Center Singer Tradition 2277 sewing machines Singer 14CG754 ProFinish 2-3-4 thread sergers Brother embroidery machine Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter Silhouette Cameo paper/vinyl cutter Sewing, knitting, and embroidery tools, as

    available. Fabric shears & cutting tools. Variety of art supplies, as available.

    Recording Studio with 27 iMac computers, green screen wall, cameras, mixers, etc.

  • Discussion: Tell Us About Your Own Library Makerspace Events!

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  • Makerspace Programming for Libraries

  • Seven Developmental Needs of Adolescents

    1. The Need for Physical Activity.

    2. The Need for Competence and Achievement.

    3. The Need for Self-Definition.

    4. The Need for Creative Expression.

    5. The Need for Positive Social Interaction.

    6. The Need for Structure and Clear Limits.

    7. The Need for Meaningful Participation.

  • Host a Chibi Lights EventCreate Illuminated Greeting Cards

  • Host a Chibi Lights Event

    Supplies Needed Cardstock or paper

    Chibi Light LEDs

    Chibi Lights copper tape

    3V coin cell batteries

    Crayons, markers, colored pencils

  • Host a Chibi Lights Event Sketch out greeting card designs with participants

    Lesson on parallel circuits

    Sketch placement of LED lights either on back of the front of the card or attach a panel behind front of card

    Lesson on switches to turn lights on and off

    Finish design on card

    Stick on copper tape, LEDs, and attach battery

    Test out card

  • Host a Raspberry Pi EventCode Music with Sonic Pi

  • Host a Raspberry Pi Event

    Supplies Needed Raspberry Pi setup up with

    Raspbian OS pre-installed

    Headphones or speakers

    Sonic Pi installed

  • Host a Raspberry Pi Event Install Sonic Pi on Raspberry Pis (or have participants do this)

    Download Sonic Pi Lesson plans to prepare beforehand

    Introduce participants to Raspberry Pi (discussed in lesson plans)

    Introduce participants to coding and computer science components (discussed in lesson plans) Sequencing, iteration, and conditionals Data structures, functions, and algorit