Making on a National Scale: NOVA’s MAKING STUFF Outreach Community

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In the winter of 2013, NOVA began recruiting STEM educators from across the country for a project wherein participants would use a social media platform to collaborate on the delivery of a set of hands-on maker projects designed for middle school aged learners. Join NOVA Education and learn how the MAKING STUFF national network of 70+ sites has, over the past five months, worked together to create fun, unique, and educational maker experiences for audiences of learners nationwide.


The Exploratorium

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The Exploratorium is a learning laboratory and playful place to explore and tinker. At Maker Faire, we will experiment with dissections and reanimations through activities, demonstrations, and exhibits.rn








Hacker Dojo

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Hacker Dojo is a managed coworking and events space that caters to the community of developers in Mountain View, CA who want to just sit down and get to building stuff. It serves needs from robotics to entrepreneurship, and includes member-use facilities such as a fully-stocked electronics lab, a 3D printer, and free coffee. Visitors are welcomed for events or a nominal daily use fee!



Designing the first Makerspace in a Children’s Hospital.

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We are designing the first Makerspace in a Children's Hospital.This novel,mobile, maker environment not only provides patients with creative outlets & learning opportunities,but also an occasion for the hospital to explore new avenues in patient care.The Mobile Makerspace meets health,safety & accessibility requirements of the children.Its philosophy is rooted in understanding the unique needs of patients & families,and in constructivist educational approaches.By sharing compelling stories of child-centered making & problem-solving in the hospital,we hope to inspire other hospitals with space restrictions to create and use Mobile Makerspaces.




Instructables Build Night Program

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Program Details:nInstructables partners with companies that makes cool products (past partners include: Sugru, Bare Conductive, Lumi, Cool Neon Jameco, and Voltaic Systems) and put together boxes of materials to send to makerspaces around the world. Each space holds a workshop where they make projects with the materials. We've hosted build nights in over 30 countries with over 2,000 participants. The build nights have brought in over 300 new Instructables.