Makerspaces

  • Growth Predicted for 3D Scanners Thanks to Affordability of High-End Features

    3D scanners are expected to see rapid growth in the next few years. The devices allow users to scan real-world objects to convert them into 3D models for a range of purposes, including 3D printing.

  • 3D Scanners: High-End Features Trickling Down to Entry-Level Devices

    3D scanners are expected to see explosive growth in the next few years. The devices allow users to scan real-world objects to convert them into 3D models for a range of purposes, including 3D printing.

  • College of the Canyons makerspace

    Report Shares Makerspace Impact in California CCs

    According to "Makerspace Impact: Implementation Strategies & Stories of Transformation," the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office's $17 million grant enabled 24 community colleges to open or expand their makerspace efforts. Those spaces were used by an estimated 64,310 students; drew 1,296 employers as partners in the endeavor; engaged 691 faculty members; and funded 844 internships. And the impact has been broad, according to those immersed in the initiative.

  • Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

    Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

    A Silicon Valley library’s quest to ignite innovation.

  • Free 3D Design and Print Lessons Cater to Grades 7–12

    Free 3D Design and Print Lessons Cater to Grades 7–12

    A Czech company with a 3D printer has launched an "academy" to provide educators with free 3D lessons that can be integrated into their classes. Y Soft Corp., which produces the BE3D EDEE 3D printer for schools, offers a set of printing lesson plans through BE3D Academy.

  • Children posing with Rigamajig sets

    New Future Innovators Program Focuses on STEM Activities

    KaBOOM! and the CarMax Foundation are partnering to launch the initiative that will provide youth-serving organizations project based learning activities to encourage children to become interested in STEM.

  • EngineerGirls Reps Tackle Projects for Recruiting Younger Students to the Field

    A group of high schoolers has been named as "EngineerGirl Ambassadors," all intending to implement projects this school year to woo younger students to engineering. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) named 16 girls to the year-long EngineerGirl program, which is designed to help them develop their leadership skills and promote engineering to other students.

  • MakerMatic

    Building Career Skills in the Campus Makerspace

    California's community colleges are piloting a new approach to student internships that marries team-based projects with hands-on work in makerspaces.

  • Redesigned Framework Helps Construct Maker Learning Programs

    Redesigned Framework Helps Construct Maker Learning Programs

    Education technology nonprofit Digital Promise has updated its guidance to help school leaders set up maker programs that are sustainable and serve all learners.

  • 3D printing tips for schools

    Tips for 3D Printing in Schools

    3D printing is a technology that can be as complex or as simple as you make it. These ins and outs can help you simplify how 3D printing works in the classroom.