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1 Making & Learning at NCSU Libraries Colin Nickels & David Woodbury

2 Makerspace Staff Adam RogersBrendan O’Connell+ Many Ask Us Staff Members

3 Makerspace Today

4 Hunt Library

5 A Tiny Space, with Student Staff

6 3D Printing as a Service [video]video

7 Laser Cutting By Appointment

8 3D Scanning (checkout/studio)

9 Electronics Kits (checkout)

10 Some Cool Projects

11 Teaching Models

12 Hobby Projects

13 Product Prototypes

14 Research Breakthroughs [video]video

15 Some Stats through Spring 2014 ●Over D prints so far ●62% on uPrint, 38% on MakerBot ●~500 unique users ●54% said they would not have been able to 3D print otherwise ●~69% of users are engineers

16 Space as a Service ●Patrons bring design ●We operate machines ●We are much cheaper ●Student Staff as experts

17 Challenges ●Machine Failure ●Makerbot Support ●Taking Payment

18 Lessons we’ve learned at Hunt ●Staffing for consistency ●Changing Hours ●Procedures are important

19 From Service to Instruction ●Lots of awareness and interest but lack of skills ●Difficulties of instruction in small space ●Need for easy (cheap) failure

20 3D Printing Workshops

21 Circuit Workshops

22 “Pop Up” Events

23 Partnerships

24 Makerspace at D. H. Hill Library

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26 Space for workshops 3D Printers, soldering irons, and other tools Visitor space

27 Community

28 Outreach

29 makingandlearning.com coursera.org/course/tinkering IMLS’ Makerspace Framework

30 Questions? go.ncsu.edu/makerspace Colin Nickels David Adam Rogers


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