As the September weather continues to turn not just bearable but delightful, and before the sun starts setting before dinner, it’s the perfect time to come check out the new and improved Makerspace in Whittier! What’s new? 1. Half of … Continue reading Welcome back to the Makerspace!
This is a quick highlight of some personal projects and fabrications from outside Swarthmore, that have informed my perspective on making that I bring here, as the manger of a makerspace. Just as I wonder what the chef cooks at … Continue reading Makerspace Manager Makes Many Models, Mainly
What’s the best way to make the vibe in the Makerspace instantly fun? …Fill it with our friends from EVS and let them loose on tools! This Summer, with organizing help from folks at the Teaching and Learning Commons, the … Continue reading Learning for Life in the Makerspace
April and May saw a tumbling, busy schedule of events, projects, and people to wrap up a successful semester of the Swarthmore Makerspace. We saw intense coursework projects crunch through on deadlines, extracurricular (and hilarious) activities take over the space … Continue reading A Makerspace Recap of Sorts
Even in a post-space-age world of material technology that brings us high-performing, high-strength and even often “sustainable” substances with which to fabricate, wood remains the north star in the cosmos of making things. Why? There is an industry answer: that … Continue reading Wood: Makerspace Bread n’ Butter
Here in the Makerspace we offer access to all sorts of tools for making: some known as analog, some called digital… It’s tempting to see this as a clear division between old and new, hand-made and computerized, traditional and technological. … Continue reading What makes fabrication “digital?”