WHAT IS A 1st MAKERSPACE?

A SCHOOL MAKERSPACE IS WHERE CREATIVE KIDS COME TO SHARE TOOLS, MATERIALS, SKILLS AND IDEAS TO MAKE THINGS.

1st Maker Space designs, builds, and sustains makerspaces and delivers STEAM enrichment
programs. Hands-on, inquiry-based teaching methods are utilized to deliver highly
effective lessons in a non-traditional and motivational learning environment. Students
use 21st century tools like 3D printers, laser cutters and electronics to solve real problems.
1st Maker Space emphasizes creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
         

DESIGN

   

BUILD

   

Sustain

A key consideration is the likelihood that your makerspace will change over time. 1st Maker Space specializes in customized, highly efficient plans that maximize utilization of every sized learning space. Upgrade costs are minimized and surprises are eliminated. Visual elements and signage that inspire creativity and create a productive atmosphere are included.

  • Site surveys include code compliance and upgrade needs assessment
  • Tools, work space, supplies, storage, utilities and collaborative learning areas designed based on square footage and budget available
  • Intentional focus on the age groups, activities, community involvement and outcomes desired
 

Makerspace construction requires extra time and special knowledge of maker tools and equipment, optimal storage of materials/supplies, and the best maker furniture to use to maximize use of space and minimize costs. Based on each vision and budget, 1st Maker Space can arrange for learning space upgrades (electrical, exhaust...etc.) and installation of furniture, fixtures and decorations.

  • Custom designed Maker Tables, Storage Towers and Supplies Management Systems
  • Wide variety tools, equipment, training kits and supplies – from glue guns to laser cutters 
  • Delivery and setup, including training and ‘on-ramp’ activities, for most maker equipment
 

Launching a makerspace is fun – but training, sustaining and resupplying one can take time. 1st Maker Space specializes in helping makerspaces run effectively by keeping the equipment in working order and restocking consumables. The 1st Maker Space maker educator network provides access to new projects, curriculum and best practices developed throughout the maker community.

  • Tech support, equipment repairs, warranty service and upgrades
  • Supplies – from sewing notions, sign making vinyl and 3D printing filament & more 
  • Professional Development & training