Make Space: Practical Applications

A few days ago, I posted a review of the book Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration.  But just a simple review does not give you the full story.  While reading through this book, I was constantly jotting down notes and ideas for things I wanted to try in my library. … Read more

Makerspace Wishlist Part 4: DIY and Crafts

Makerspace Wishlist: DIY & Crafts

When it comes to Makerspaces, many prefer to think of all expensive, whiz-bang technology and equipment.  While that’s perfectly fine and great for students, there’s a lot of benefits that can come from low-tech making as well.  The art of creating something from scratch, of taking something from concept to finished product, doesn’t have to … Read more

Makerspace Wishlist Part 3: Engineering Tools

(This is part 3 in a series of Makerspace Wishlist posts.  See Part 1: Electonics and Part 2: Technology and Robotics for more) Engineering Tools When it comes to engineering tools, there’s really two major juggernauts: K’nex and LEGO.  I like both for different reasons.  Both are fairly intuitive and have a very low threshold for getting … Read more