There is a new crazy amongst the students for Makerspace, which is also sometime referred as hackerspaces or fablabs. These are creative facilities or DIY spaces where likeminded people meet and gather to create, invent and learn. For students, staff and faculty from diverse fields these spaces have become one of the best facilities where they can meet together to create, work and learn. These facilities are becoming the very popular on university and college campus across the world.
What Is a Makerspace?
Also referred has Hackerspace or Fablab, Makerspace is basically an facility that offer wide variety of digital fabrication tools, virtual reality technology and electronic equipments in a communal area. Engineers, students, researchers, artists, and other community members gather at this facility to make, design, and prototype their ideas and concepts. According to experts, this is a facility or space where people of likeminded can quickly turn their ideas into physical reality using the tools and advanced equipments present within the facility.
Significance of Creating Makerspace
According to a recent study, to prosper in present economic environment, people require opportunities to make deconstruct and co-work and Makerspace provide them the platform. This facility enables the educational institutions to help prepare the upcoming students for success by constructing these learning spaces within the institutions to support those activities of the students.
Most of the people and researchers also consider this space as a tool for students that allow them to explore and develop new concepts and ideas, whether as a part their independent projects or coursework. Some of the reports suggest that Makerspace for education has many benefits for the students. It allows engaging learners to become creative and higher problem solvers through practical knowledge and skills.
A Makerspace is not just a facility; instead it can be anything from a table in a corner set out with LEGOs to a repurposed book-craft filled with crafts and arts supplies to a full blown lab with advanced laser cutters, 3D printers and other hand tools. No institutions have such facility that is alike, nor should they be. These spaces should be unique and different as the institution cultures they represent. The makers or the members of this space can be crafters, artists, seamstresses, knitters, inventors, woodworkers, hackers, engineers, programmers, builders, graphic designers, bakers and more. So, turn your concepts and ideas into physical reality using this space.