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Wearable Electronics

One of the best ways to show off LED projects is wearable accessories. In the maker lab we used LED lights, button batteries and electrical wire or copper tape to adhere lights to our projects. Our first project was a vest we made for our local garbage bash fest. The second was glasses that we

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Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make “TechShops”?

Three things I learned from my Library Maker Space

Having the resources to begin my maker space, and the belief in how it could change lives both in place, I jumped forward with no hesitation. Nothing could stop me. I was the invincible programs librarian with a mission! Almost two years down the road the excitement is still with me, but I have plateaued

We did Ani-May-tion Month…and it was great!

For the month of may we decided to do four different kinds of animation with our maker space.  Our first day was flip books. This showed the kids how we use sequencing and steps as we animate.  How we need to go step by step in creating a stop motion animation.  The next step was

Why are maker spaces so important?

In the last two weeks I have been doing quite a bit of research for a project I’m working on.  It has given me a new perspective and renewed sense of urgency about the maker movement and the libraries role in it.  But first, I have a confession to make: I became a librarian by mistake.  After becoming

Library Space is a Premium: How will we use it effectively?

Libraries with 3D printers give patrons access to the future

  January 25, 2016 Share Loveland Public Library: Empowering Patrons Through 3D Printing Whether you want to stay on the cutting edge of technology or have fun making things, Loveland Public Library, located in Loveland, Colorado, USA, has its patrons covered by offering the resource of 3D printing with LulzBot® 3D printers. “Our mission here