In this module, students will learn about making and maker culture. Through short videos and a discussion exercise, students will learn about makerspaces, the maker movement, and what it means to be part of the culture of making. They will also learn how they can join in with maker culture at Miami by using the Makerspace at King Library.
Think about a memorable making experience you have had in the past.
What did you make? Who were you with?
What did you learn from the experience?
What was memorable about this experience? Why did this experience come to mind?
Now that you've discussed your memorable making experiences, here are some important things about making you should know:
Note: Memorable Making Experience was adapted from: http://www.agencybydesign.org/node/273
If you are near or on campus, the Makerspace is available by appointment during the semester.
During the semester, the Makerspace is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, but, due to COVID restrictions, reservations will be required. You may reserve equipment here: https://muohio.libcal.com/reserve/equipment/makerspace.
The Makerspace is located in King Library, room 303.
If you are learning remotely, there are still lots of ways you can start making! Check out our Making From Home Guide for projects that can be done from home with minimal materials, or online tutorials for creating digital projects.