LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for CODE4LIB Archives


CODE4LIB Archives

CODE4LIB Archives


CODE4LIB@LISTS.CLIR.ORG


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

CODE4LIB Home

CODE4LIB Home

CODE4LIB  May 2013

CODE4LIB May 2013

Subject:

Re: makerspaces in libraries workshp

From:

Joe Hourcle <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 15 May 2013 09:55:12 -0400

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (63 lines)

On May 15, 2013, at 8:30 AM, Edward Iglesias 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 Pi
> 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 preferably
> cheap for a group of around 20.  What would you teach/learn in an afternoon
> given the chance?
> 
> Edward Iglesias


I'd make sure to mention that this does *not* have to be high-tech.

Our library runs jewelry-making workshops, and some of the local
churches have knitting circles / quilting bees so there can be a 
social component of 'making'.  They've never considered this to be
'makerspaces', but it fits the description.

If it were me, depending on how much time you had, I'd try to come
up with some sort of a project that people could build & take home
with them,  (and so the Raspberry Pi idea is likely out). Depending
on where you are, it might be a good time of year to make bird or
bat houses, or maybe something decorative.

Have them leave with a physical item that they can take and show
off to others.

Depending on how soon you'll get kicked out after your class ends,
you might be able to plan for building something, and then let
people stay later if they wanted to paint or otherwise decorate
it.

I'd plan on having someone cut all of the pieces in advance unless
it can be done w/ hand tools and you have a sufficient number of
the necessary tools ... ideally, you'd want something that could
be assembled with press-fit and glue, or maybe a few nails or screws.
(if you had to add hinges).

-Joe


If you really need an idea of something to make -- I can give you
plans for gift boxes that I make ... it's shadow-box that says
'in case of emergency, break glass', and you can then put whatever
you want in them.  (typically, I give 'em with pacifiers to 
friends having their first child ... but I've done other stuff,
like gave one w/ a box of kosher salt, peppercorns and whole
cumin to Alton Brown when he was doing a book signing back in
2004 or so)

It's simple pine, a plexiglass front, etc.  You'll need a table
saw, a miter box or chop saw and a label maker, and then it's just
a matter of glue, a few nails, and some sanding.

(you could also borrow a pneumatic brad nailer + a power sander,
so that once you get everyone to make the item, show that it 
can all be done in 1/10th the time w/ the proper tools ... which
is part of the reason for building out these spaces)

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTS.CLIR.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager