makerspaces

Thu
20
Aug

Rutgers Innovators Lead "Maker Movement"

Makers in the lab

ON THE LIVINGSTON CAMPUS of Rutgers University, tucked away off an industrial road, is an unassuming yellow wood frame building. From the outside, it looks like a Shaker house, maybe home to some administrative offices.

But on the second floor is a lab, with a state-of-the-art laser cutter that fills the entire room. Down the hall are 3-D printers, machine shop equipment, a computer lab and a room just for robotics, all open to use by students and faculty. A staff of engineers helps them bring their ideas to life — from student art projects to diagnostic equipment designed by faculty.

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Tue
25
Jun

A Home for Innovation

Rutgers Innovation Education class taking place

Need a place that fosters innovation and invention? The Rutgers Makerspace, located at the Center for Innovation Education on the Rutgers Livingston Campus, provides students, educators, and entrepreneurs with a hands-on learning environment that is part classroom, part workshop, and part think tank. Also known as ‘hackerspaces’, ‘fab labs’, and ‘makelabs’, makerspaces are creative laboratories where members with common interests such as engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, and others gather to share resources and knowledge, network, and build innovative creations.

Wed
29
Feb

Makerspaces Bring Together Creativity and Innovation

Three students standing and sitting next to a 3D printer

What’s a “makerspace?” While the term may not yet have filtered down to everyday use, in the age of innovation the concept behind it is quickly gaining momentum. Also known as hackerspaces, fab labs, and makelabs, makerspaces are creative laboratories where members with common interests—such as engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, and others—gather to share resources and knowledge, network, and build things.

As makerspaces begin to pop up across the country and around the world, Rutgers University has jumped into the mix with vigor.

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