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The Makerspace Mission:  WGMS Library Makerspaces are designed to inspire learners by creating a collaborative environment where makers can gather to share resources and learn through exploration. Click Here to learn how the WGMS Makerspace works.  Progress through the MS Badges!  

Explorer - Everyone is an Explorer!  Enjoy activities labeled with the explorer badge.  Pick them up, check them out, explore them in the library, return at the end of the period.  No training needed!

Want to progress to advanced badge levels?  Apply through the WGMS Makerspace group in Canvas.  First, Join the WGMS Makerspace Group in Google Canvas Class by clicking here. 

Guide - Help others through complicated activities 

Voyager - Create with equipment located in the Voyager in Purpose Room

Designer - Create challenges for others 

How do Makerspaces Fit into the Library?

MISD libraries seek to empower all for a lifetime of learning by providing and promoting resources and tools in a variety of formats. In addition to traditional reading materials, when libraries offer tools and resources they allow patrons to further their research and learning through experimentation and creation. Did you know that Ben Franklin, the founder of the public library, used library spaces for many of his early experiments?

BUILDING & ENGINEERING

Building for the purpose of developing creativity or for the purpose of problem-solving
  • Keva Planks
  • Dominoes
  • Marble Run

Circuits

Learning, manipulating and creating electrical circuitry in challenge-based activities

  • Snap Circuits
  • Make-Makey
     

CODING 

Learning, manipulating, and creating computer coding through challenge-based activities

DESIGN

  • Virtual Reality
     

VIDEO PRODUCING 

Writing, shooting, and editing video publications

  • Laptops/iPads
  • iMovie
  • Green Screen
  • Lights, Microphones
  • Claymation Supplies


STRATEGY

ROBOTIC ENGINEERING

Creating, building, or programming robots
  • Ozobots
     

3D PRINTING

Creating a physical object by layering plastic filament or other material


TEXTILE MANUFACTURING

Creating works with string, yarn, or fabrics

  • Sewing
  • Weaving Loom
  • Crochet, Knitting
     

PROTOTYPING

Creating original works or designs with various materials

  • Mixed Media
  • Duct Tape
  • Origami
  • Cricut
     

WRITING

Creating original written works