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Making Space for Makers

STEM is a hot topic right now, and rightfully so. The next generation of engineers, scientists, teachers, doctors, and world-changers is counting on programs, events, and spaces that empower these interests.

Maker spaces are also on the rise, as Makers young and old look for outlets to learn and engage their creativity. Maker spaces often have high tech equipment that most libraries, high schools (and even some colleges) don’t offer.

It’s 2018, and it is crucial for our future world-changers to have access to 3D printing, laser cutters, soldering equipment, and more. One of the best ways to foster young Makers is to provide a safe and encouraging environment where individuals can indulge their creativity without fear of failure.

Too often, our society paints Making, designing and creating to be a magical thing that happens in a faraway land. We consume so much without thinking about or knowing where it comes from.

Our STEM subscription, MakeBox, helps combat this phenomenon, all while supporting our MakerSpace and allowing us to keep our doors open to the community. Each MakeBox is designed, made, and assembled in The Libratory, using equipment and software that is also open to the public.

MakeBox is designed to make you realize that Making is not magical, and it is not beyond your grasp. As you build motors, hack circuits, and interact with high powered magnets and more, you’ll realize just how much you are capable of.

Our STEM initiative, KatapultLabs, is designed to inspire you and your loved ones to turn off the TV, put down the phones, and let the video game controller collect dust.

If you’re in the area, stop by MakeNight or GameNight to learn more about this initiative and tell us how we can help get you and your family on the Make train. If you’re not from the area, try to discover a local Maker space and subscribe to MakeBox. You’ll be amazed at what you are capable of!

Join us in the Making revolution!

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