Instead of offering a single project for the entire class to do, how about creating several stations, each with a different type of project? Something old school like soldering, a Pi, a 3-D printer, paper craft, etc... You could cannibalize your home/shop for the tech. Allows for different types of learner/interests. And adds welcomed chaos!
Paul R Butler
Assistant Systems Librarian
Simpson Library - University of Mary Washington
1801 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Edward Iglesias
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:47 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] makerspaces in libraries workshp
Thanks for the encouragement. Audience is unknown since it will just depend on who registers. I had the good fortune to attend the "Make a Makerspace" conference and was exposed to Sparkfun's version of the Lillypad and was quite impressed. I am looking into funding.
On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Jodi Schneider <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Great news, Edward!
> Who is the audience of the workshop?
> Are you trying to convince administrators, or give ideas to tech people?
> This will determine how "hands on" hands on is...
> Do you have a 3D printer? A demo would make sense -- 3D printing is on
> its way to mainstream, but still impressive and unusual (even
> unthinkable!) to people.
> What about a LilyPad project?
> Perhaps there's a small grant available for purchasing reusable
> On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM, Edward Iglesias
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > Hello All,
> > I have the unlikely distinction of getting to offer a 1 day workshop
> > on Makerspaces in libraries. I have a general idea of how it's
> > going to go --morning theory afternoon hands on -- but am a little
> > overwhelmed by the possibilities. My first thought was to show them
> > how to use a Raspberry
> > but that would require them all to buy a Raspberry Pi. I am open to
> > suggestions on what would be worth learning that is hands on and
> > cheap for a group of around 20. What would you teach/learn in an
> > given the chance?
> > Edward Iglesias