By Amanda Bosch
Rowan Public Library
Makerspaces.com defines a makerspace as “a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high-tech to no- tech tools.
These spaces are open to kids, adults and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.
A makerspace, however, doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace. If you have cardboard, Legos and art supplies, you’re in business. It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.
Makerspaces are becoming popular in libraries and schools across the state, and here in…