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Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.

Arduino Boards

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardwar

Cutting Edge Lasers

The laser cutter is probably the most versatile and convenient tool available for any  makerspace

3D Printer Innovation

Low cost, and do it yourself 3D printing is the cutting edge of the on demand, fast prototyping,

Education

Students looking to get involved at school don't have to look far.  Whether it’s a small project with a few friends or a graded assignment due,...

Public Makerspaces

Currently, makerspaces are taking off everywhere, there might even be one near you!  Some makerspaces operate under a mechanic where members pay...

Member Supported

Some makerspaces are supported by membership fees.  These are more common than free, public makerspaces so if you're looking for a makerspace near...

Spotlight

Appropriately nickednamed Headquarters, the Livingston Campus Hackerspace was once the post headquarters for Camp Kilmer during World War II.

Maker Faire hobbyists unveil giant games in Manchester

Giant versions of well known games such as Kerplunk, Operation and Connect 4 all feature at a celebration of home hackery in Manchester. The city's Museum of Science and Industry is playing host to a two-day Mini Maker Faire.

Amateur hardware hackers, makers and other tinkerers will show off their creations at the event.

Also on show will be a chandelier made of lost earrings, a musical milk float and a home-made volcano.

K-12 Game Portals: Steam for Schools

Who ever said being a scientific guinea pig couldn't be educational? With Steam for Schools, teachers can now use Portal 2's level editor to create lessons focused on boosting critical thinking, spatial reasoning and problem solving skills. Announced at the Games for Change festival in New York City, the educator edition of Steam comes with a free copy of Portal 2 and the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker.

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What are Makerspaces?

Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs and in California - Makerhoods), according to Wikipedia,  are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices.  Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

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