Create a dynamic space for designing and building DIY electronic hardware, programming, and manufacturing projects. With this illustrated guide, you’ll learn the benefits of having a Makerspace—a shared space with a set of shared tools—that attracts fellow makers and gives you more resources to work with. You’ll find clear explanations of the tools, software, materials, and layout you need to get started—everything from basic electronics to rapid prototyping technology and inexpensive 3D printers.
A Makerspace is the perfect solution for many makers today. While you can get a lot done in a fully-decked out shop, you’ll always have trouble making space for the next great tool you need. And the one thing you really miss out on in a personal shop is the collaboration with other makers. A Makerspace provides you with the best of both worlds.
Perfect for any maker, educator, or community, this book shows you how to organize your environment to provide a safe and fun workflow, and demonstrates how you can use that space to educate others.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Making the Space
Chapter 2. Tools
Chapter 3. Clamping, Joining, and Measurement
Chapter 4. The Electronics Workbench
Chapter 5. Playing with Electronics
Chapter 6. 2D Design and the Laser Engraver
Chapter 7. 3D Design and the 3D Printer
Chapter 8. Learning in a Makerspace