We decided to have 5 Makerspace stations in the library. They were all very successful, and the students that participated were very engaged.
We had a 3D printer station led by two of our students from EAST. They had designed a replica of the Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) using Google Sketch Up Make and Netfabb. We decided to print several of these, and we gave them away at the end of the session in a drawing. The student leaders explained how the printer worked to those that visited them.
|Willis Tower Replica|
We set up a table with Jenga for another fun Makerspace station. Several students enjoyed playing this building game.
We also have a Sphero in the library. We had that available for students experimentation. It was a very popular station.
The most popular station was the "deconstruction" station. Our technology department donated some non-functional computer and networking components for our students to take apart. The kids loved taking the computer apart most of all.
It was a great first Makerspace program for our students! We cannot wait to try this during our grade 10-12 lunch period! I encourage you to try a Makerspace in your school library. It's a great place for students to connect, hack, and create in the library!
Before you go, check out our student led 3D printing lunch library program here.
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