For the last six months or so I have been thinking a lot about digital creativity in low budget libraries. I have been asking myself: how could maker opportunities be facilitated in libraries that lack the resources for a full scale makerspace? A project like Frysklab – the world’s first mobile Fab Lab, is absolutely awesome (and a great source for inspiration!), but what if one can’t afford to buy a bus, a 3D printer or a laser cutter but still wants to try out some smaller makerspace activities in the library? That’s how the idea of an affordable mobile makerspace was born.
If you want to read my first outline of the project idea – which I have moulded around Doug Belshaw’s digital literacies framework, and pimped with some Webmaker workshop ideas – don’t hesitate to go to mymakerbox.es and let me know what you think!
And if you happen to be in the Stockholm area tomorrow, take the blue metro line to Kista Science City and join the opening of the Makerspace/Hackerspace exhibition at Digital Art Center – I will be there too, with mymakerbox.es