The Maker Movement & Rochester

Dan Schneiderman
@hiteak
@RochMakerFaire

What is the Maker Movement?

  • Designing
  • Hacking
  • Creating
  • Painting
  • Sewing
  • Performing
  • Woodworking
  • Glass Making
  • 3D printing
  • Animation
  • Soldering
  • Re-using
  • Tinkering
  • Crafting
  • Inventing
  • Programing
  • Welding
  • Circuit bending
  • Exploring
  • Everything

Makerspaces

physical location where people
gather to share resources, work on projects, teach, and help each other out

There are now over 400 Community Makerspaces in the World

Makerspaces In Rochester

Interlock Rochester

www.interlockroc.org

Rochester Makerspace

www.rochestermakerspace.org/

Rochester AdaSpace

http://adaspace.org/

Monroe County Library System

Other Libraries

  • Sully Branch - 3D Printers 
  • Greece Library - 3D printer
  • Irondequoit Library
  • Webster Library - considering adding a makerspace in the near future

Chili Library Teen Makerspace

Rochester Institute of Technology - The Construct

University of Rochester - Rettner Hall

Brockport  College - Drake Memorial Library Makerspace

Rochester Mini Maker Faire

Rochester Maker Movement & Politics

In June of 2014, the White House held their first Maker Faire.

Rochester, along with 100 other cities, was declared a "Maker City" by the White House.

National Week of Making

June 12th-18th

So How Does This Relate Back to Education?

You can learn just about anything through making

Makerspaces & Clubs at Schools

Harley School

Allendale Columbia - Design and Innovation Lab

Tips on Creating Makerspaces in Schools

1. Let the student's passions decide the projects

2. You don't need fancy tools to get the job done

Tools to Invest In

  • Glue Gun
  • Soldering Iron
  • Wrench Set
  • Drills
  • Hand Saws
  • Markers
  • Hammer
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Measuring Tape
  • Safety Glasses
  • Bandages

3. Create a space that is right for you

Constraints 

  • Space
  • Sound
  • Storage
  • Safety

4. Build for what you don't already have

4. Reach out to the community

The Community Loves to Help

  • Mentoring
  • Giving Talks
  • Field Trips
  • Showing off projects

5. Make Mistakes and get Messy

  • Community Nights
    • Interlock Rochester - Every Tuesdays
    • Rochester Makerspace - Every Thursday
      • Crafternoons on the First Sunday
      • Art Shows on the Third Friday
  • Field Trips for schools to the spaces
  • Rochester Mini Maker Faire is November 21st
    • Educational Discounts Available
  • Start your own Maker Club
  • School Maker Faires

How to Get Involved

Future Maker Ideas for Rochester

  • Mobile Maker Space
  • Maker Cart for Hospitals (Project M@CH)
  • A Meeting of the Makers during the National Week of Making

Resources I recommend

Articles I recommend

Local Makerspaces

Hands On Activity

Paper Circuits

Contact

schneiderman.daniel@gmail.com

@hiteak

@RochMakerFaire

The Maker Movement, Rochester, & Education

By Daniel Schneiderman

The Maker Movement, Rochester, & Education

The Maker Movement has become huge in Rochester, NY. Makerspaces have been popping up left and right, and the city has even been declared a "Maker City". What are the details and how does it tie into education?

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