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Tinkers, Printers & Makers: Makerspaces in the LibraryMarcia Dority Baker & Michael Sauerswith content provided by Gordon Wyant

Lincoln City Libraries 18 November 2015

Intros How 90-minute program will run


Program plan-of-actionWhats a makerspace? Necessary bits & piecesHow does it work in the library?

Makerspace definition: 1. physical location where people gather to share resources, knowledge & work on projects. This includes experimenting with technology, hardware and prototypes via self-directed learning.

See EDUCAUSE 7 things you should know about makerspaces http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7095.pdf 2

What is it?

Make Space video by WestportPubLibhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqkyzOotv0A

Makerspace definition: 1. physical location where people gather to share resources, knowledge & work on projects. This includes experimenting with technology, hardware and prototypes via self-directed learning.

See EDUCAUSE 7 things you should know about makerspaces http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7095.pdf


Show & tell timeA 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. Heres a few tools to get started




Lego Mindstorms




http://littlebits.ccBaisc kit: $99



Soft Circuits

Think the integration of sewing and electronics

Stretch-Sensing BraceletLED Firefly Baby Booties


3D Printers and printing

Additive FabricationSelective Laser Sintering (Freakin LASERS!)Stereolithography (More freakin LASERS!)Powder Bed/BinderFused Deposition Modeling

SLS Common industrial fabrication technique. Laser used to melt powdered plastic, ceramic, wood/resin composite, metal or other material before laying another layer of powder and repeating the melt process. Wide variety of materials VERY expensive and large machines . . . But the patent expires in 2014, so we should start to see cheaper machines.

Stereolithography Ultraviolet laser used to harden resin by layer in a vat. Quickly makes high quality parts that can then reliably be further refined. Printers are expensive and mostly reserved for industrial/medical prototyping; however, Formlabs has created the Form1 at $3300. The resin used is very expensive.

Powder Bed/Binder Distributes a colored binding agent through an inkjet printing head to a layer of powder. Allows for fullcolor 3d printing. Can be very expensive. A variation on this theme is the Mcor Iris, which prints a thin layer of binder to regular printing paper and sliced layer by layer. This is the printer used by the new Staples 3d printing service that opened in Europe.

Fused Deposition Modelling Common method and also the most affordable. Print material (usually with a relatively low melt point) is extruded through a heated head to create thin filaments that are pressed layer by layer. Used by nearly all Consumer Ready print solutions.

Find Your printerWhats your target demographic?What are your space constraints?What role will a 3d printer play?How much are you willing to spend?

3D PrintersMakerBot Replicator Mini$1375.003.9 L x 3.9 W x4.9 H inch build volume200 micron (.2mm) print resolutionGreat communityPrints PLA filament from proprietary spoolsUSB and WiFi connectivity3d Systems Cube$10996 L x 6 W x 6 H inch build volume70 or 200 micron (.07mm or .2mm) print resolutionDual extrudersGreat supportPrints ABS and PLA (expensive) proprietary spoolsUSB, WiFi, and mobile connectivity

Solidoodle Press$4998 L x 8 W x 8 H inch build volume100 300 micron (.1mm-.3mm) print resolutionHeated glass print bedGreat communityPrints ABS filament from proprietary (kinda) spoolUSB connectivity

Easy to use

Makerbot Replicator Mini: http://store.makerbot.com/replicator-mini

Solidoodle Press: http://www.solidoodle.com/Press

3d Systems Cube 3: http://cubify.com/en/Cube

Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen$28999.9 L x 7.8 W x 5.9 H in100 - 300 micron (.1 - .3mm) print resolutionEasily swappable extruder assemblyCamera and mobile controlUSB, Ethernet, and WiFi connectivityPrints in PLA can be configured to print other materials

3D PrintersMade for Makers in mind

Soliodoodle Workbench$129912 L x 12 W x 12 H in100 - 300 micron (.1 - .3mm) print resolutionDual extrudersHeated glass build platformSelf-leveling and calibratingUSB connectivityPrints in ABS and PLA can be configured for other material

Airwolf3d HDx$349512 L x 8 W x 12 H in60 - 300 micron (.06 - .3mm) print resolutionLooks great with fancy purple LEDsUSB connectivityPrints virtually any plastic or nylon based material and their site has downloadable nozzle settings for all the materials

Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen: http://store.makerbot.com/replicator

Solidoodle Workbench: http://www.solidoodle.com/workbench

Airwolf3d HDx: http://airwolf3d.com/store/products/large-3d-printer-model-aw3d-hd-2/

uPrint SE PlusHeated build areaDissolvable support filamentWaveWash Support Cleaning SystemBuild size:203 x 203 x 152 mm (8 x 8 x 6 in.)Layer thickness:.254 mm (.010 in.) or .330 mm (.013 in.)


Dimension 1200 esHeated build areaDissolvable support filamentWaveWash Support Cleaning SystemBuild size:254 x 254 x 305 mm (10 x 10 x 12 in.)Layer thickness:0.33 mm (0.013 in.) or .254 mm (.010 in.)

3D ScannersMakerbot Digitizer - $7993d Systems Sense - $499123d Catch FREE + price of your smartphone

Makerbot Digitizer: http://store.makerbot.com/digitizer

123D Catch: http://www.123dapp.com/catch


3D ProgramsBlender FREE! PowerfulGREAT community with excellent tutorialshttp://www.blender.org/123DFree!Relatively easy to learnWebApphttp://www.123dapp.com/SketchupFree!Relatively easy to learnCan be difficult to do complex modelshttp://www.sketchup.com/

You dont need a printerThinking, planning, and designing in 3dExperience using CAD softwareSome technical knowledgeAll can be learned using other tools and toys.

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

Broadcom BCM2836 ARMv7 Quad Core Processorpowered Single Board Computer running at 900MHz1GB RAMso you can now run bigger and more powerful applicationsIdentical board layout and footprint as the Model B+, so all cases and 3rd party add-on boards designed for the Model B+ will be fully compatible.FullyHAT compatible40pin extended GPIOto enhance your "real world" projects10/100 Ethernet Portto quickly connect the Raspberry Pi to the Internet

6x Faster than previous modelWill run a (specific) version of Win10

Media serverSlide-showsOPAC stationScratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/) - With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Drogerdy, the 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Controlled Tank Bot

High School Teacher Creates Drogerdy, the 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Controlled Tank Bothttp://3dprint.com/41264/drogerdy-raspberry-pi-bot/

The Drogerdy is designed as a tractor style robot which is modular and expandable, Clark tells us. The need for a tank style bot was important as it exposes my students to specific programming concepts in a new and interesting way. Currently the tracks run around a two cog assembly, but I have designed an expansion piece to enable the track to be almost twice as long.28


http://arduino.ccArduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board. Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Arduino projects can be stand-alone, or they can be communicate with software running on your computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP.) The boards can be assembled by hand or purchased preassembled; the open-source IDE can be downloaded for free.




How does this work in the library?FundingLibrary supportCommunity inputCommunication & sharing SpaceGadgets & suppliesProjectsSafety

Makerspace playbook: http://makerspace.com/playbook

IMLS Talking Point: Libraries, museums and makerspaces, http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/Makerspaces.pdf

Makezine, http://makezine.com/2013/07/01/check-it-out-libraries-embracing-makerspaces/ 32

Confession timeWho is scheming/dreaming about a makerspace 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?



discussion &

Brainstorm time.

Brainstorm time, group discussion, meet & greet with other librarians who want to collaborate.34

Resources:Makespace resource guide: http://library-maker-culture.weebly.com/makerspaces-