Makerspace

Tim Keller at Inventopia

Santa Needs Maker Microfactories

A conversation with Tim Keller of Inventopia in Davis, CA Podcast Video Transcript You can imagine how it is at the North Pole this time of year. The elves are overworked and they’re running behind. Getting all the required materials to the North Pole is really hard with the supply chain problems. And then Santa […]

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Dorothy Jones-Davis Moves to KID Museum

Dorothy Jones-Davis has been Executive Director of Nation of Makers for six years. She recently announced that she is leaving to join the KID Museum in Bethesda Maryland as Chief Impact Officer. In this episode, we talk about how Nation of Makers got started, some of its accomplishments and where it might go. I also […]

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Amy Zell on Make:cast

The Wherewithal to Change Things Through Making

I’d like you to meet Amy Zell – mother, librarian, grief counselor, and maker. In this episode, she talks about the power of making to change things, to change people. She credits Casey Shea, a Sonoma County maker educator, with telling her about “maker empowerment” at the Fab Institute in Pittsburgh in 2018. She understood […]

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Make:cast Wyoming's Maker Pass

Wyoming’s Maker Access Pass

Tyler Kerr runs the Innovation Wyrkshop, a makerspace at the University of Wyoming. Largely because of COVID, state officials saw the potential for makerspaces in vocational rehab and developing skills in local communities. And so they are funding the build out of a network of makerspaces throughout the state. Tyler and his students set out […]

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Making Is So Elementary

Making Is So Elementary

“The Kids Are Like Me.” Until she got to college, Julie Darling didn’t realize that sitting and listening to teachers wasn’t how she learned best. She didn’t like sitting still. She had to keep her hands moving, if not her body. When she became an educator, she realized that the kids that she was looking […]

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Maryland Makerspace Initiative Program On Its Way to Governer’s Desk

Maryland Makerspace Initiative Program On Its Way to Governer’s Desk

Maryland’s Senate Bill 453, titled “Economic Development – Maryland Makerspace Initiative Program”, is officially on its way to the Governor’s desk to be signed after passing both chambers of Maryland’s General Assembly. This is the first state legislation within the US that has invested in a public network of workshops for the people. Here is […]

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What Drives Makerspaces On Campus

What Drives Makerspaces On Campus

Makerspaces are becoming a valuable feature of university and college campuses, providing students access to tools, expertise, and space for projects. Join us on Wednesday, September 22nd @ 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT as we talk to people who are working in these campus makerspaces and learn about how they are used and viewed by students, faculty, administration, and alumni.

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