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TINKERS, PRINTERS &
MAKERS:
MAKERSPACES IN THE
LIBRARY
Marcia Dority Baker, Michael Sauers, &
Gordon Wyant
NEFLIN 10 Febru...
PROGRAM PLAN-OF-ACTION
▪ What’s a makerspace?
▪ Necessary bits & pieces
▪ How does it work in the library?
▪ Who has a mak...
WHAT IS IT?
▪ Make Space video by WestportPubLib
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqkyzOotv0A
SHOW & TELL TIME
▪ A variety of materials, tools and machines create a successful
makerspace.
▪ The environment is importa...
LEGO
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejpphoto/2314610838/
LEGO MINDSTORMS
LITTLEBITS
SOFT CIRCUITS
3D PRINTERS AND PRINTING
Additive Fabrication
• Selective Laser Sintering
(Freakin’ LASERS!)
• Stereolithography
(More fre...
Tools
Toys
Fashion
Medical
FIND THE FUNDS
AND YOUR PRINTER
What’s your target demographic?
What are your space constraints?
What role will a 3d print...
3D PRINTERS
MakerBot Replicator Mini
• $1375.00
• 3.9 L x 3.9 W x4.9 H inch build volume
• 200 micron (.2mm) print resolut...
Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen
• $2899
• 9.9 L x 7.8 W x 5.9 H in
• 100 - 300 micron (.1 - .3mm) print resolution
• Easily sw...
3D SCANNERS
Makerbot Digitizer - $7993d Systems Sense - $499123d Catch – FREE + price of your smartphone
3D PROGRAMS
Blender
• FREE!
• Powerful
• GREAT community with excellent tutorials
• http://www.blender.org/
123D
• Free!
•...
RASPBERRY PI 2 MODEL B
DROGERDY, THE 3D PRINTED RASPBERRY
PI CONTROLLED TANK BOT
ARDUINO
LIBRARY BOX
MICROSOFT HOLOLENS
HOW DOES THIS WORK IN THE LIBRARY?
▪ Funding
▪ Library support
▪ Community input
▪ Communication & sharing
▪ Space
▪ Gadge...
CONFESSION TIME…
▪ Who is scheming/dreaming about a makerspace in their library?
▪ Who has community space for creative pr...
RESOURCES:
▪ Makespace resource guide: http://library-maker-culture.weebly.com/makerspaces-in-
libraries.html
▪ Adventures...
CONTACT US
▪ Marcia Dority Baker
UNL College of Law, Schmid Law Library
mdoritybaker@unl.edu
▪ Michael Sauers
Nebraska Lib...
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Tinkers, Printers & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library (NEFLIN 2015)

Presented online for NEFLIN on 10 February 2015 with Marcia Dority Baker & Gordon Wyant.

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Tinkers, Printers & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library (NEFLIN 2015)

  1. 1. TINKERS, PRINTERS & MAKERS: MAKERSPACES IN THE LIBRARY Marcia Dority Baker, Michael Sauers, & Gordon Wyant NEFLIN 10 February 2015
  2. 2. PROGRAM PLAN-OF-ACTION ▪ What’s a makerspace? ▪ Necessary bits & pieces ▪ How does it work in the library? ▪ Who has a makerspace in their library?
  3. 3. WHAT IS IT? ▪ Make Space video by WestportPubLib http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqkyzOotv0A
  4. 4. SHOW & TELL TIME ▪ A variety of materials, tools and machines create a successful makerspace. ▪ The environment is important! Is it a dynamic place for creativity, noise, group work, thinking and tinkering. ▪ Here’s a few tools to get started…
  5. 5. LEGO http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejpphoto/2314610838/
  6. 6. LEGO MINDSTORMS
  7. 7. LITTLEBITS
  8. 8. SOFT CIRCUITS
  9. 9. 3D PRINTERS AND PRINTING Additive Fabrication • Selective Laser Sintering (Freakin’ LASERS!) • Stereolithography (More freakin’ LASERS!) • Powder Bed/Binder • Fused Deposition Modeling
  10. 10. Tools
  11. 11. Toys
  12. 12. Fashion
  13. 13. Medical
  14. 14. FIND THE FUNDS AND YOUR PRINTER What’s your target demographic? What are your space constraints? What role will a 3d printer play? How much are you willing to spend? IEEE Foundation Grants: http://www.ieeefoundation.org/Grants Laura Bush Foundation: http://www.laurabushfoundation.com NEFLIN Innovation Grants: http://neflin.org/innovationgrants Florida State Library: http://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/services-for-libraries/grants
  15. 15. 3D PRINTERS MakerBot Replicator Mini • $1375.00 • 3.9 L x 3.9 W x4.9 H inch build volume • 200 micron (.2mm) print resolution • Great community • Prints PLA filament from proprietary spools • USB and WiFi connectivity 3d Systems Cube • $1099 • 6 L x 6 W x 6 H inch build volume • 70 or 200 micron (.07mm or .2mm) print resolution • Dual extruders • Great support • Prints ABS and PLA (expensive) proprietary spools • USB, WiFi, and mobile connectivity Solidoodle Press • $499 • 8 L x 8 W x 8 H inch build volume • 100 – 300 micron (.1mm-.3mm) print resolution • Heated glass print bed • Great community • Prints ABS filament from proprietary (kinda) spool • USB connectivity Easy to use
  16. 16. Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen • $2899 • 9.9 L x 7.8 W x 5.9 H in • 100 - 300 micron (.1 - .3mm) print resolution • Easily swappable extruder assembly • Camera and mobile control • USB, Ethernet, and WiFi connectivity • Prints in PLA – can be configured to print other materials 3D PRINTERS Made for Makers in mind Soliodoodle Workbench • $1299 • 12 L x 12 W x 12 H in • 100 - 300 micron (.1 - .3mm) print resolution • Dual extruders • Heated glass build platform • Self-leveling and calibrating • USB connectivity • Prints in ABS and PLA – can be configured for other material Airwolf3d HDx • $3495 • 12 L x 8 W x 12 H in • 60 - 300 micron (.06 - .3mm) print resolution • Looks great with fancy purple LEDs • USB connectivity • Prints virtually any plastic or nylon based material and their site has downloadable nozzle settings for all the materials
  17. 17. 3D SCANNERS Makerbot Digitizer - $7993d Systems Sense - $499123d Catch – FREE + price of your smartphone
  18. 18. 3D PROGRAMS Blender • FREE! • Powerful • GREAT community with excellent tutorials • http://www.blender.org/ 123D • Free! • Relatively easy to learn • WebApp • http://www.123dapp.com/ Sketchup Make • Free! • Relatively easy to learn • Can be difficult to do complex models • http://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-make
  19. 19. RASPBERRY PI 2 MODEL B
  20. 20. DROGERDY, THE 3D PRINTED RASPBERRY PI CONTROLLED TANK BOT
  21. 21. ARDUINO
  22. 22. LIBRARY BOX
  23. 23. MICROSOFT HOLOLENS
  24. 24. HOW DOES THIS WORK IN THE LIBRARY? ▪ Funding ▪ Library support ▪ Community input ▪ Communication & sharing ▪ Space ▪ Gadgets & supplies ▪ Projects ▪ Safety
  25. 25. CONFESSION TIME… ▪ Who is scheming/dreaming about a makerspace in their library? ▪ Who has community space for creative projects in their library? ▪ Who is collaborating with other folks on maker programs, events or workshops in your library? ▪ Who wants to partner to create a makerspace in their library? ▪ Who has a makerspace in their library? ▪ Who has a 3D printer, laser cutter or tools in their library?
  26. 26. RESOURCES: ▪ Makespace resource guide: http://library-maker-culture.weebly.com/makerspaces-in- libraries.html ▪ Adventures with Raspberry Pi: A Librarian’s Introduction ACRL TechConnect Blog: http://acrl.ala.org/techconnect/?p=2962 ▪ Makerspaces in libraries from the Wayne State University blog:http://blogs.wayne.edu/turninginformationintoknowledge/2013/04/09/presenti ng-maker-spaces-libraries-are-truly-more-than-books/ ▪ EDUCAUSE, 7 Things you should know about Makerspaces: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7095.pdf ▪ Making Room for Innovation: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/05/future-of- libraries/making-room-for-innovation/
  27. 27. CONTACT US ▪ Marcia Dority Baker UNL College of Law, Schmid Law Library mdoritybaker@unl.edu ▪ Michael Sauers Nebraska Library Commission michael.sauers@nebraska.gov http://travelinlibrarian.info/ ▪ Gordon Wyant Bellevue Public Library gordon.wyant@bellevue.net

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