Run a Makerspace
Operations, Tool Training, and Makerspace Galleries
All makers need some type
of training to work with specialized tools to keep the space safe for everyone. Makerspace operators and teachers must establish expectations for safe, competent tool use by students. Here, you’ll find downloadable Tool Training Guides, Skills Checklists, and Refresher Guides.
The tools and materials that you'll keep in your space will depend heavily on users' age range, budget, and interests. Here, you’ll find informational charts to get help you get started.
Your Makerspace's accessibility depends heavily on available staffing. How can you empower volunteers, staff, and students to help keep the Makerspace open to meet students' needs?
As people begin to use your Makerspace, you will become an expert in what your students, colleagues, and community need - and their needs will change with time. Expect your space to change and grow with its users.