Funding secured, resources purchased, construction completed, and the doors opened… and no one is using the makerspace - where did we go wrong? Did we really waste money and resources? During this session, Christian will share his failures and successes with both public and academic makerspaces. He will provide concrete tips for engaging your users in exciting ways while helping them overcome the “intimidation factor” of using potentially complex (and expensive) equipment in an new and unfamiliar space. No matter what planning stage you are in for your makerspace, these tips will ensure you are better prepared for any unexpected challenges so you can stop worrying and start making!
Sheehy, Christian, "Help! Our Makerspace is Broken!" (2017). Library. 8.