Makerspaces provides room for creation

Makerspaces are increasingly included when we develop schools, science centers, crafts and design rooms, libraries and other public spaces. We define makerspaces as open spaces with room for creating, exploring, sharing, learning, collaborating and producing.

These rooms can be equipped with a wide range of high-tech 21stcentury equipment, such as 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC machines. But they can also be low tech and focused on crafts with cardboard, textile, wood, lego, soldering equipment and sewing machines with a mindset of creating something out of “nothing” as the focal point. These rooms allow individuals to explore and develop their own interests and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Based on a hands-on principle, these rooms provide technucating (Technology and education) and skill development and help to support critical thinking and contribute to increased self-esteem in the students. Today Makerspaces are perceived as an important contributing factor to hatching entrepreneurs and as accelerators for innovative business developers.