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Best Practices for Operating a Makerspace

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Best Practices for Operating a Makerspace

BEST PRACTICES FOR OPERATING A MAKERSPACE We have the privilege of visiting hundreds of maker labs each year in schools and colleges, libraries, communities, and corporate run spaces.  We have talked to students and lab managers of 1,000 to 50,000 square foot spaces in all stages of makerspace operations from planning to labs that host thousands of makers each year. Here are some best practices we wanted to share: Orientation and Training - While safety training is critical, we consistently hear that getting certified on each machine rapidly lowers the learning curve. Many labs do this by having a project...

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Baltic Birch Plywood Project -- Raising your Refrigerator

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Baltic Birch Plywood Project -- Raising your Refrigerator
Top freezer refrigerators are inexpensive, but they require tall people to stoop to peer inside the main compartment. You can make a stand out of baltic birch to raise up your fridge by 12 - 14 inches. This makes it much easier to use and gives you some space for recycling underneath.

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Making 1 Inch Europly from 12mm Baltic Birch

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Making 1 Inch Europly from 12mm Baltic Birch
You can make 1in baltic birch plywood by gluing up two sheets of 12mm baltic birch from MakerStock.

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