On April 7 and 8, Cornell University Library’s experimental ‘traveling’ makerspace was on-site at the Engineering Library study space as part of ‘Tinker Thursdays’ and ‘Fabrication Fridays’. Students, staff and visitors were encouraged to make a button, connect a simple circuit using LittleBits or have their head scanned and 3-D printed.
Staff from Cornell University Library hope to eventually locate a makerspace-type facility within one or more of our libraries to support crafting and building activities. Before that happens, these temporary events are serving as a demonstration and a sounding board for the Cornell community to talk to us about what they would like to see.
To learn more about the Library’s makerspace efforts, have a look at this Library Guide.