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Makerspace

Welcome to DMS- our Dieterich Maker Space! 

Our "DMS" is here to provide hands on learning experiences, help with critical thinking skills, and creation using tech tools and non-tech tools.

What is Makerspace?

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. Even 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
  • Bloxels 

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

  • LEGOs 

    • Doors, Windows, Roofs

    • STEAM Park  

    • Wheels sets 

VIDEO PRODUCING 

Writing, shooting, and editing video publications

  • Laptops/iPads
  • iMovie
  • Green Screen

STRATEGY

Online Resources

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 fabrics

  • Sewing

PROTOTYPING

Creating original works or designs with various materials

  • Origami
  • Cricut
     

WRITING

Creating original written works

play 

  • Board Games 
  • Rubics Cubes