Although the traditional woodshop is now a rare find in middle and high schools, thankfully makerspaces have come to take their place. With a combination of manual and digital fabrication tools, this new approach to learning is a great way to help students develop “life-ready” skills and interest in STEAM related subjects.
What factors merit creating a beginner makerspace in your academic building?
- A need for safe, basic, simple-to-run makerspace tech
- A need for a modular, expandable plan created with a view to the future
- A need for a space that can be shared with a greater education community
The benefit of educational makerspaces is not limited to the under-18 set. Library makerspaces are filling a need for users of all experience levels to have access to modern fabrication tools that bring their ideas alive.
Our technology consultants are skilled in assessing the needs of a school, and creating a beginner’s makerspace that is future-focused, budget-friendly and easy for students and faculty to use and maintain. Scroll down for helpful resources for administrators, faculty and architects navigating the process of installing a practical education makerspace.
Beginner’s Makerspace: Sample Plans
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