Get Inspiration for your Project or Space
A collection of posts published by staff in Maker Space and Design Lab, for educators, parents, and individuals who would like to try our activities at home or implement them in a classroom setting.
Makers are everywhere. They are children, adults, students, teachers, toddlers and teenagers—anyone who creates and makes things that interest them.
A makerspace is a place where people make things. It can be anywhere—in a kitchen, warehouse, garage or even a bedroom.
Free to share, download the latest three-part makerspace inspiration zine produced by NYSCI, with generous support from The Walt Disney Company.
Inside, you’ll find resources and inspiration for creating maker spaces in your community. The Maker Program Blueprint offers a template for after school or summer programs and addresses the types of spaces that can be used, ideas about schedules and format, and the materials and personnel needed to create and sustain a program.
Presented by NYSCI and Cognizant.
NYSCI’s Director of Maker Programs, David Wells writes about youth and education in Maker Spaces.
“So, maybe I want to design something for my cat,” said Sophia, a member of NYSCI’s Makerspace team, speaking to a room full of children and their families on a Saturday afternoon in November 2019. …