Bright Ideas: GoCreate Provides the Tools to Accelerate Members' Ideas

Koch’s investment in community makerspace helps people bring concepts to reality

Stepping inside the 18,000-square-foot GoCreate makerspace on Wichita State University’s (WSU) campus, the cacophony from numerous machines printing, buzzing, welding and punching captures your attention. But to focus on them would be missing the true goal of GoCreate: helping its members bring ideas to life. 

SunTrust Foundation Awards $500,000 Grant to Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington to Establish Makerspace

GLOW Academy’s SunTrust Foundation Makerspace provides hands-on creative area for girls to design, experiment, build and invent
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ATLANTA, Noveber 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The SunTrust Foundation today announced it has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) for a state-of-the-art makerspace in what is North Carolina’s only single-gender public charter school.

Makerspace Safety in a Nutshell

For Starters, What is a Makerspace?

Makerspaces are communal workspaces that make various tools and machinery available to their participants. Makerspaces are becoming a popular and highly advantageous way to foster innovation for companies that create products.

But what are the health and safety issues that can come up in such workspaces? What about people who may be working close to unfamiliar machinery or chemicals?  Our blog will give you answers to these questions.

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Johnson County Library and Black & Veatch Renew MakerSpace Partnership

Gift continues support for popular STEM programs for problem solvers of all ages
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July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Modern American libraries are centers of access to ideas, books, AV – and technology.

Makerspace Safety in a Nutshell


Imagine a workspace where people can access woodworking tools, a metal shop, or a 3D printer to create and test prototypes and materials. Makerspaces are becoming a popular and highly advantageous way to foster innovation for companies that create products.

But what about the health and safety challenges that makerspaces present? The combination of chemicals, machines, people and tools creates a complex environment.  Antea Group has a guide to makerspace safety in our latest blog.

Avnet Helps Guide Makers’ Technology Ideas to Production at Maker Faire

Avnet to preview new initiative announced with Kickstarter and Dragon, plus showcase its communities and tools available to support makers in the technology product lifecycle
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Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its activities as a presenting sponsor at Maker Faire Bay Area beginning tomorrow at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Visit the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™


The Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab is the combination of a lab, makerspace, and classroom for students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. By combining mini-lectures with team interactions, students are encouraged to innovate, partner, and achieve beyond what exists.

‘Innovation Station’ Opens in the Chula Vista Public Library, Civic Center Branch

Inspired by Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, new ‘makerspace’ extends hands-on learning to community
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CHULA VISTA, Calif., August 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ Tinkering in the basement has just taken on a whole new meaning at the Chula Vista Public Library. Inspired by the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™, the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) and the City of Chula Vista collaborated to open “Innovation Station” in the basement of the Library’s Civic Center branch, located at 365 F Street. Today, a community ribbon-cutting formally celebrated Innovation Station, which was modeled after Qualcomm’s lab in Sorrento Valley.

4 Ways Makers Are Changing the World


Hackathons, tech shops, makerspaces: These terms are increasingly prevalent in today's vernacular, and for good reason. They represent a burgeoning global movement with people of all ages developing, designing, and often marketing their creations. In the age of the maker, anyone can be an inventor. Their potential impact on the world is enormous.

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