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CSM Library Makerspace

Welcome to the CSM Library Makerspace! Please visit our Makerspace guide for more information about our space, or select one of the links below:



History of the Makerspace

Construction for the CSM Library Makerspace was started on March 10, 2016 and was completed on November 09, 2018.

Inside the Library Makerspace

A quick look at Makerspace Tools and Services.

Maker Competencies

  1. Identify the need to invent, design, fabricate, build, repurpose, repair, or create a new derivative of some “thing” in order to express an idea or emotion, to solve a problem, and/or teach a concept.
  2. Analyze the idea, question, and/or problem.
  3. Explore the question or problem to find potential solutions.
  4. Operate safely.
  5. Assess the availability and appropriateness of tools and materials.
  6. Produce prototypes.
  7. Utilize iterative design principles.
  8. Develop a plan.
  9. Assemble effective teams.
  10. Collaborate effectively with team members and stakeholders. 
  11. Employ effective knowledge management practices.
  12. Apply knowledge gained into other disciplines, workforce, and community.
  13. Be mindful of the spectrum of cultural, economic, environmental, and social issues surrounding making.
  14. Understand many of the legal issues surrounding making.
  15. Pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.