Makerspaces are collections of resources: they are spaces filled with technologies, tools and toys, including wrenches and screwdrivers to 3D printers and laser cutting machines. The Makerspace provides access to a wide range of tools and resources and is host to programs and workshops related to making, DIY, and innovation. The idea behind makerspaces is simple: they are places where people come together to learn about technology, crafts and other kinds of making; to share knowledge and skills with others; and to apply this knowledge and skill by creating things. Want to play with Lego? Make a prototype of a new invention? Create a robot to help you make your bed? Your imagination is the limit.
The public may access The Makerspace at Sarnia Library in four ways: planned programming; workshops; free play; and community led use.
The Mobile Makerspace is a rotating collection of technologies, tools and toys, 3D printers and vinyl cutting machines. Launch events have been planned at local community centres and libraries throughout January and February to showcase the Mobile Makerspace and demonstrate the equipment available.