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Everybody Can Have a Maker Space!

Maker Space...

Many of you think that immediately means that you need money to make it happen. Well, I am here to tell you that there are many ways to get started with a maker space that don't require different materials than you already have, just a different mindset!
3D Printing, lasers, robots, and drones are all REALLY fun ways to work as a maker but they aren't the most accessible tools out there. (Unless you are in REMC 11 and we have all of those things for checkout here.) Adam Savage, from Mythbusters, likes to mention that to be a maker is to create regardless of medium. Additionally he is noted for calling corrugated cardboard the gateway drug for all makers! Look around your school, how many of you have more cardboard than your students could possibly use?
To get your students started, I recommend doing a quick bit of reading on the design cycle or as AJ Juliani calls it, the Launch Cycle. Both basically boil down to these steps. 

1. Identify your problem (Empathiz…