In a TED talk back in 2006, Neil Gershenfeld said the emergence of fab labs (low-cost labs that let people build things they need using digital and analog tools) is sending a message that people “aren’t just technical sinks, they’re sources.” In other words, the average person isn’t just a consumer of technology, she or he can now create it.
With this in mind, Garden Street Academy is very excited to announce that starting this fall, our students will have their own makerspace—a place on campus where they can develop their entrepreneurial spirit, become inspired by the manufacturing revolution brought on by 3D printing, and learn to create their own technology with robots and other electronics.
While it won’t be fully operational until the start of fall classes, parts of the makerspace will come online later this spring, and our students will help test equipment and work out kinks.
A plan for the space’s location, equipment, and curriculum is rapidly evolving, and this blog will chronicle everything we do to get it up and running. You can keep tabs on the creation of our makerspace via Twitter and RSS, or you can also receive email updates by entering your email address in the “GET UPDATES BY EMAIL” box in the sidebar on the right of this blog (or at the bottom of the page if you’re on a mobile device/small screen).
If you have ideas, questions, donations, or would like to help out in any way, please use the Contact page to send us an email.