What about the Makerspace?

Updated on 24 Nov 2021 | Published on 13 Oct 2021

Introducing: the ICL Makerspace and its service page. Learn all about our newest addition to the library’s learning spaces in the Inner City Library.

What is a Makerspace?

A Makerspace is a location for people to meet, share resources, work on projects, build or play around with concepts and ideas. Our Inner City Library Makerspace is a unique, collaborative learning space for students and staff to study, join or organise workshops and tutorials, and collaborate on projects, generate ideas and content, and develop 21st-century labour market skills.

Think, Make, Share

The theme of the Makerspace is ‘Think, Make, Share’. The Makerspace captures thinking in its broadest sense, the space invites you to think critically and to reflect on various aspects of the human experience, society, culture and technology. The Makerspace facilitates you in making objects, both digital and non-digital, in a creative environment. The Makerspace also encourages users to share their knowledge and expertise with others with the same interests, or with the broader UM community.

Tools & facilities

The Makerspace provides you with various (digital) tools to help you share your ideas, research or solutions:

  • Professional podcasting equipment (4 mics + mixer)
  • Raspberry Pi’s (6)
  • 2 workstations: 1 Windows, 1 iMac, both with video editing and 3D design software
  • Two 55″ Prowise Interactive touch screens with motion sensor cameras
  • Laptops (4)
  • Whiteboards
  • 3D printer

Would you like to use these tools? Please contact Ask Your Librarian for more information.

 

You can find the Makerspace in the Inner City Library (room 1.228, route 160). For more information on how to book the room for your maker-activities and an overview of workshops and courses see the Makerspace service page on our website.

Follow the library socials for posts on upcoming activities and news! Your maker-activity in the Makerspace? Contact us via Ask your Librarian.

  • Author:  Monique Notermans, Library Location & Services, Team Information

 


This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

 

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