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Innovation Lab Makerspace

Let's have a space for the public with cutting edge technology such as 3D printers and laser cutters. It would be an area like Chicago Public Library's maker space--"a version of a hackerspace or makerspace, a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in technology and science, come together to learn and collaborate."

Submitted by 10 months ago

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  1. renee Idea Submitter

    Find out more about this idea at http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/innovation_lab.php and http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/hype/hype-makerspace.

    10 months ago
  2. Focus on a family oriented makerspace, as the non-profit one, Red Mountain Makers is active in Woodlawn as of October. http://www.redmountainmakers.org.

    A kid and teen friendly work area would be appropriate.

    10 months ago
  3. Also consider developing (and maintaining) a better technical collection for reading materials, systems development and technical manuals.

    10 months ago
  4. Within this makerspace, incorporate a technology petting zoo environment to allow patrons of all ages to explore technologies. Include tablets, Cubelets, littleBits, Sifteo Cubes, and other creative tech.

    www.modrobotics.com/cubelets

    http://littlebits.cc

    www.sifteo.com/home

    10 months ago

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