How to Create a Makerspace
“Making” experts share the basics of building spaces for collaboration, innovation and hands-on learning.
Makerspaces, where students, faculty and staff from diverse fields can come together to create, learn and work, are popping up on college and university campuses across the country. Here’s how to build a “maker” facility to support multi-disciplinary collaboration, hands-on learning and experimentation at your institution.
What Is a Makerspace?
Also known as “fab labs,” makerspaces typically provide an array of digital fabrication tools, electronics equipment and virtual reality technology in a communal area, where engineers, artists, researchers and other campus community members can freely tinker, design and prototype their ideas. Kat Steele, an assistant professor…