Makerspace @ Lunch
The future needs people who can creatively Make. Makerspace is part shop & part workshop where youth is encouraged to be curious, to tinker, to experiment, and to make with technology. Kids experiment with digital design and fabrication, physical computing, and computer programming.
Ms. Rudzitis, the STEAM Lab teacher, hosts a lunchtime makerspace where students can build interactive toys and devices using MaKey MaKey devices and home-made sensors. All interested students can attend. Explore the world of making innovative creations.
What is Makerspace? To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take multiple forms. All are united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.