The Places section will provide information about setting up, resourcing, and staffing physical makerspaces in a variety of community contexts. We are also organizing a directory of self-described Makerspaces.

Makerspace will design and develop physical workspaces in a variety of community contexts that serve a diverse group of learners who do not all share the same resources.

Resources

Makerspace Playbookintended to offer some guidance to those who are hoping to start a Makerspace at their school or in their community. We welcome your feedback on the kinds of things we should add to this Playbook, what you think we got right and wrong, and any changes you’d make in general. We already know we’d like to add things like sample letters to garner support from administration and potential funders, more spotlights of teachers doing this kind of making with their students, and more detail about what the new roles for teachers, mentors, and shop hosts might entail. What do you need to know to get your Makerspace up and running?

High School Makerspace Tools & Materials: a companion document detailing the uses and costs of a fully stocked inventory for an in-school Makerspace.