MakerSphere Collaboratory: Home Page

The MakerSPHERE is a collection of makerspaces in three locations on two different CCSF campuses: The Collaboratory (Ocean Campus), The SMART Makerspace (Ocean Campus) and The Industrial Makerspace (Evans Center). Each space is part of a collaborative networked hub. Two Maker courses, MAKR 100: Introduction to History, Culture and Practices of Making and MAKR 400: Maker Capstone are being developed for the 2018-19 course catalog.

The Collaboratory is one of three maker-focused spaces at CCSF. Located at Ocean Campus in the Media Center of the Rosenberg Library, the Collaboratory is a space for “clean” maker technology such as 3D printers, computers with 3D design software, drafting and design tools, Raspberry Pi and other single-board computers, and also for collaboration and idea sharing. While the space is still in flux, the library is in the early phases of planning and acquiring the necessary equipment to facilitate a makerspace. We have two MakerBot 3D printers, a collection of maker-focused books, and computers with 3D modeling software. In the coming months, there are plans to outfit the space with new furniture and rearrange the existing setup to be more conducive to collaborative work.

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