There was a Techsoup webinar earlier this week on small libraries and makerspaces. You can watch the recording here if you're interested. https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/meetingArchive?eventId=9h6uo2mgc0uz
Kevin French, MSLIS
31 Mount Saint Mary's Way
Hooksett, NH 03106-4400
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Daron Dierkes
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 16:51
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Tool Library 2.0
In St. Louis, to my knowledge we do not have a makerspace as part of a library. We do however have a hackerspace called Arch Reactor and a new TechShop is coming soon, which I guess is maybe something similar but diffferent?
Could any of you help clarify the terms for me and maybe explain what libraries have to do with them?
On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 3:16 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Personally, I would put soldering irons in phase 2, as they really do
> require training to use. Without a pretty decent skillset, you can
> burn through a lot of led strips, etc.
> My lab consists of a Sparkfun kit hot-glued to the top of a parts box.
> This arrangement has been very helpful for my chronic mislayer self.
> It's a makerspace in a box.
> On Feb 27, 2014, at 12:33 PM, Edward Iglesias
> <[log in to unmask]>
> > Hello All,
> > A colleague and I were recently asked to help create a "tool library
> > for makerspaces" for a local state library consortia. The idea being
> > they
> > lend out kits such as Arduino's with breadboards to libraries that
> > are thinking of setting up some kind of makerspace but unsure where to start.
> > So any of you have any "must haves" for such a collection. I'm
> > thinink
> > soldering irons
> > arduinos
> > Raspberry Pis
> > Flora
> > breadboards
> > lots of connectors
> > leds
> > etc...
> > Thanks,
> > Edward Iglesias