Welcome to the Quantico Base Library MakerSpace blog! Here, we will post our workshop schedules, upcoming events, and details about the creatively inspired equipment we have available for our members.
Becoming a member of the Quantico Base Library MakerSpace is easy, quick, and free – if you’re a Library patron in good standing, you’re good to go! But most importantly, exploring our workshop can inspire you to become a world class creator. Many inventors have gotten their start just by messing around with a 3-D printer (of which we have 2) or discovering their first circuit board (of which we have 8).
You might be thinking, “Why should I bother making something with a 3-D printer when I could easily buy something better?” The idea here is creation for creation’s sake. The process of brainstorming, designing something, working out the kinks, holding your finished product and taking pride in your own creative abilities – that’s what 3-D printing can provide. Also, the possibilities of 3-D printing go far beyond a simple chess piece or vase – in fact, they have recently been used to create cost-effective, long lasting, prosthetic arms for victims of war in Sudan:
But 3-D printing aside, a MakerSpace’s main function is to inspire creativity and interest in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, (and in our case) Arts & Mathematics) in builders young and old. We will be providing opportunities to explore all of these subjects with a variety of tools and items – most of which aren’t available in schools or other library settings. We have circuit boards, Legos, Goldieblox kits, Roominate kits, robotic arms, marble mazes, sewing machines, and so much more. It’s never too early or too late to plant the seeds of creativity, and the best part of all – it’s free!
More information will be provided as we get closer to our grand opening date, so stay tuned for more details and stay creative, builders!