A makerspace can be defined as a collaborative lab or studio space where students create, think, share and grow using an assortment of materials and technologies. These spaces can have high-tech “maker equipment” such as 3D printers, laser cutters and coding kits or simple, no-tech tools such as Legos, Playdoh and cardboard. Every makerspace is unique, and what materials and technologies are used often depend on the types of projects the space is built for and who exactly it serves.

As such, there is no one definition of a makerspace. Even the name “makerspace” varies: fab lab, TechShop, hackerspace or hacklab are all terms used by practitioners to describe the environment.

The Maker Movement buzz is everywhere and so are Makerspaces.  Makerspaces cultivate the imagination and provide a hands-on space to tinker, invent, and innovate. In the classroom, library, community center, or home, Makerspaces foster creativity, play, and problem-solving.

  • Makerspace layout and design
  • Budgeting for materials and construction
  • Workshop and curriculum Development
  • Marketing/Branding your Makerspace
  • Sourcing your materials