The NCMS Media Center now has a permanent MakerSpace for students to use!
What is a MakerSpace? A MakerSpace is a do-it-yourself space where people gather to create, invent, tinker, explore, learn, and discover using a variety of tools and materials.
What kinds of materials are in the MakerSpace? Currently our MakerSpace focuses a lot on "upcycling" -- reusing materials that may have been headed to the trash or recycling bin in a new, innovative way. We have a lot of materials such as cardboard, paper, various plastic items, etc. that can be used to make new creations, models, etc. We also have a sewing machine and fabric for students to try. We take all sorts of donations -- see this link for a list of possibilities!
When can I use the MakerSpace? Students can come to Open Media Center hours (listed on the home page) to work in the MakerSpace.
Do I have to work on a school project in the MakerSpace? Nope! Students can use materials there to create things related to their own interests or school assignments.
What are the MakerSpace expectations? They are three very simple expectations for the MakerSpace: 1) Be creative! 2) Be safe and responsible with materials! 3) Clean up after yourself!