“A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials.”
A makerspace is 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.
Learn more about what others say about makerspaces, research on the practice, and plenty of resources including videos, lesson plans, and websites to get you started in the right direction.