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3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids

Author : Eldrid Sequeira
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Create 25 amazing projects with 3D printing! With 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids, you can explore the creative potential behind this game-changing technology. Design your projects using free browser-based versions of CAD software Tinkercad and SketchUp. Follow the simple steps to create a variety of different projects. Learn about the fascinating science behind your creations. Get guidance on organizing team activities and contests. The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids. Be a part of the future with 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids!

Makerspaces

Author : John J. Burke
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This A-Z guidebook on makerspaces is jam-packed with resources, advice, and information to help you develop and fund your own makerspace from the ground up. Readers are introduced to makerspace equipment, new technologies, models for planning and assessing projects, and useful case studies.

European Perspectives on Learning Communities and Opportunities in the Maker Movement

Author : Barker, Bradley S.
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While some manufacturing experts see the maker movement as a step back in education and production, the movement presents a learn-by-doing approach to emerging professionals. Making is a method that takes some resources and modifies these resources in a way that makes the sum more valuable than the parts. European Perspectives on Learning Communities and Opportunities in the Maker Movement is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of value creation and problem solving within European learning communities. While highlighting topics including alternative learning methods, biomimetics, connected learning theory, and gentrification, this book is ideally designed for entrepreneurs, business professionals, manufacturers, carpenters, production experts, educators, academicians, industry professionals, researchers, and students seeking current research on the maker movement with examination through case studies.

Innovation in Public Libraries

Author : Kirstie Nicholson
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Innovation in Public Libraries: Learning from International Library Practice examines the recent activities of successful and innovative libraries around the world, presenting their initiatives in areas including library design, events and programs, and creating customer experiences. This timely guide provides an overview of these libraries’ successful experiences and identifies emerging global trends and themes. The author offers library practitioners guidance on how to pursue these trends in their own library environment, identifying achievable goals when planning building and design improvements, and developing customer interactions in order to emulate the experiences of international libraries. Presents a range of successful and innovative practices in one book, covering library innovation in building design, programs and events, and in customer experience and approach Provides an international perspective on library activities, with libraries in different countries discussed Analyzes the experiences of various libraries to identify common trends and themes Provides practical advice for librarians who wish to emulate the activities of the libraries discussed, with recommended goals to action Examines both the big picture of emerging global trends and themes, as well as highlighting the daily experiences of individual libraries

Makerspace and Collaborative Technologies

Author : Beth Thomsett-Scott
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So, what are library patrons doing with makerspaces and other innovative technology? This book explores how patrons are using innovative technologies utilizing real-life case studies from a variety of academic institutions. Authors were selected based on the technology provided and their expertise in establishing and marketing this technology. Readers will discover: which pieces of technology get the most use if patrons tend to use the tech for class assignments or leisure activities the importance of working with faculty to increase use unusual collaboration opportunities examples of libraries nimbly expanding their spaces to include tech students need unique ways patrons employ the technology best practices for designing collaborative creative spaces Technologies discussed include: Microsoft Hololens virtual reality and augmented reality systems and support tools 3D modeling and printing makerspace additions beyond the usual instructional technologies used by patrons video production and editing equipment tool library technology lending programs (what students want!) Dive in to explore the uncharted seas of which technologies patrons are using, how they are using them, and the purposes of use. As added bonuses, authors include best practices on designing space, marketing the technology, and collaborating to enhance the use. While authors do not go into any depth on the workings of the technology, there are other supplementary books which will cover this area. Makerspace and Collaborative Technologies specifically looks at how and why patrons are using library-provided creative technologies. Library staff who work with creative technologies in any way, shape, or form will find this book useful. With the valuable information contained in this guide, libraries can reach their users and create spaces and interactions that keep them coming back.

Collaborative Spaces at Work

Author : Fabrizio Montanari
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Collaborative spaces are more than physical locations of work and production. They present strong identities centered on collaboration, exchange, sense of community, and co-creation, which are expected to create a physical and social atmosphere that facilitates positive social interaction, knowledge sharing, and information exchange. This book explores the complex experiences and social dynamics that emerge within and between collaborative spaces and how they impact, sometimes unexpectedly, on creativity and innovation. Collaborative Spaces at Work is timely and relevant: it will address the gap in critical understandings of the role and outcomes of collaborative spaces. Advancing the debate beyond regional development rhetoric, the book will investigate, through various empirical studies, if and how collaborative spaces do actually support innovation and the generation of new ideas, products, and processes. The book is intended as a primary reference in creativity and innovation, workspaces, knowledge and creative workers, and urban studies. Given its short chapters and strong empirical orientation, it will also appeal to policy makers interested in urban regeneration, sustaining innovation, and social and economic development, and to managers of both collaborative spaces and companies who want to foster creativity within larger organizations. It can also serve as a textbook in master’s degrees and PhD courses on innovation and creativity, public management, urban studies, management of work, and labor relations.

Zero to Maker

Author : David Lang
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Zero to Maker is part memoir and part how-to guidebook for anyone who is having thoughts like these: I feel like all I can do is write emails. I wish I had more hands-on skills even though I don't know what I would build... I have this one idea I've always wanted to make, but I don't know how to build it... I keep hearing about the "maker movement" but I'm not sure what that means or how I can join in... The book follows author David Lang's headfirst dive into the maker world and shows how he grew from an unskilled beginner to be a successful entrepreneur. You'll discover how to navigate this new community of makers, and find the best resources for learning the tools and skills you need to be a dynamic maker in your own right. The way we make things has changed. A new generation of tinkerers have emerged through online communities and powerful digital fabrication tools, and their creations are changing the world. This book follows the author's personal journey of transformation into a maker-entrepreneur. It is everyone's guide to combining inspiration and resources to effectively navigate this exciting new world. Lang reveals how he became a maker pro after losing his job and how the experience helped him start OpenROV, a DIY community and product line focused on underwater robotics. It all happened once he became an active member of the maker movement. Ready to take the plunge into the next Industrial Revolution? This guide provides a clear and inspiring roadmap. Take an eye-opening journey from unskilled observer to engaged maker Learn how to join this community, get access to tools and experts, and pick up new skills Use a template for building a maker-based entrepreneurial lifestyle and prepare yourself for the careers of the future This book is for everyone who dreams of becoming a successful maker-entrepreneur. It not only satisfies the aspirational aspect but shows newcomers to the maker movement exactly how to join in. First published in 2013, this new edition features full-color photos and shares David's latest insights and experiences as he continues to grow as a maker entrepreneur and citizen scientist.

Little Leonardo s MakerLab Space

Author : Bart King
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More than 20 fun and engaging hands-on activities for young readers excited about astronauts, outer space, rockets, space exploration, and astronomy. A collection of simple hands-on activities for young readers. Activities range from building a simple model to illustrate the vast scope of our solar system to a demonstration of the speed of light. These activities are designed to engage both the readers’ hands and minds, which helps them better understand and retain the knowledge gained from the activities. Part of the Little Leonardo series. Lexile: IG680L Bart King taught middle school for many years. He’s written 28 books, including The Big Book of Girl Stuff, The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Superheroes, The Big Book of Gross Stuff, and Bart’s King-Sized Book of Fun. Bart’s Gibbs Smith titles have sold more than 830k copies combined. He resides in Portland, Oregon. Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as previous books in the Little Leonardo series, the BabyLit alphabet book series, and The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. His Gibbs Smith titles have sold over 130,000 copies. Greg resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Little Leonardo s MakerLab Robots

Author : Bart King
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More than 20 fun and engaging hands-on activities for young readers interested in robots, robotics, coding, and artificial intelligence. Activities range from how to create code to make robots learn and perform basic tasks to building very simple robots from common household items. These activities are designed to engage both the readers’ hands and minds, which helps them better understand and retain the knowledge gained from the activities. Bart King taught middle school for many years. He’s written 28 books, including The Big Book of Girl Stuff, The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Superheroes, The Big Book of Gross Stuff, and Bart’s King-Sized Book of Fun. He resides in Portland, Oregon. Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as previous books in the Little Leonardo series, the BabyLit alphabet book series, and The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. Greg resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Make It Here Inciting Creativity and Innovation in Your Library

Author : Matthew Hamilton
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This is an ideal resource for joining the maker movement, no matter the size of your public library or resource level. • Explains why the maker movement and libraries are a perfect match • Includes makerspace ideas and programs for all ages, not just teens • Written by authors with personal experience creating maker programming in a short amount of time with a limited budget • Supplies ideas and anecdotes from makerspaces and innovators across the United States that will inspire staff at all levels