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Starting your own Makerspace:
Find a space
Look to shop classes, empty storage rooms, any place where there is adequate space to spread out build, and create.
Libraries, art rooms, shop classrooms, to any space that allows students to get hands-on and create. There are no boundaries to what you could make into a Makerspace.
Get your students involved
Ask them what they would like to build
How they think it should be run
Being able to participate in the building and setup process will make them feel like they have accomplished something and they will be more likely to use it, keep it clean and functioning.
Build your equipment list from there
Start with your project list and go from there. Maybe you can’t have it all at the beginning, but maybe there are a couple of key pieces that would let you do a lot.
These are just some ideas for starting your own Makerspace. We can also consult, install, and train you on how to make the most of your Makerspace.
Here are some great links to give you even more ideas:
Have a suggestion for a project?
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1. Keep It Organized: Label everything and have a place for everything. This will make it easier for students to help clean up.
2. Think Outside the Box: When planning your projects, this will help get your students enthusiasm up.
3. Hold a Makerspace Fair: This will help spread awareness about your makerspace and show off what YOUR STUDENTS HAVE DONE.
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