Make-It: Learning Through Exploration Western Reserve Public Media
Creative Process Makerspace Gearing Up Setting into Motion
Gearing Up
Defining Your Maker SpaceDefine Your Space
Physical Space Physical Space
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Physical Space

Now that your Maker Space has a vision with definition! It is time to Make the Space!

Maker Spaces can be found in libraries, classrooms,and other open areas. Your definition will help led you to where it should be. School logistics will complete where you will locate it. But what will go where? It is important to have a blueprint of how the space will be set up.

Ideas for designing your Maker Space

Design Online
Classroom Architect is a FREE online resource designed specifically for the school environment.his would be great to do with some of the “stakeholders” for your Maker Space.

“Make” the Design
Designing the space could also be a great activity for a class or after school group. In the spirit of Maker students can create a floor plan using graph paper. Then produce a prototype using a variety of materials including balsa wood, legos, cardboard, or something else. A prototype would be great to display while the Maker Space is under construction.

Sketch Up the Design
Sketch Up Pro, is available FREE from InfoOhio and would be a great way for a class, or group of students to create a 3-D model of your Maker Space. Sketch Up is a great tool to incorporate into curriculum.

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