Parker-Damon Building Maker Space – What is it? How can you help?

UPDATE – We are asking that all items be brought in between Wednesday November 1st and Wednesday November 22nd, 2017.  We thank you in advance for your support

Getting ready to launch PDB Makerspace:  Coming to the Parker Damon Building – January 2018

What is a Makerspace?   Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build, and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering.  A Makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces.  It encourages STEAM/STEM learning through student driven inquiry and project-based learning.  In our PDB Makerspace, students will work on library skills, technology skills, and STEM projects.

Help us launch our Makerspace:  An important part of establishing a Makerspace is having a variety of tools that allow students to create, build, and experiment.  Many of these materials are everyday household items and supplies that may not seem extraordinary, but when used creatively, achieve results that might surprise you.  We are asking the PDB community for gently used or excess items that you no longer need. Our needs are specific to the items listed below.  If you would like to donate any of the items, you can send them in with your child or drop them in the PDB library.  There will be a Makerspace Supply Box by the library doors.  We are asking that all items be brought in between Wednesday November 1st and Wednesday November 22nd, 2017.  We thank you in advance for your support.  Please contact Megan Bowhers, Amy-Jo Conant, or Donna Kaufmann with any questions.

Supply list for donations:

PVC pipes

Masking/  colored Tape Working batteries Pipe cleaners Unused Play-Doh or clay Legos, Tinker Toys, K’nex Ping pong balls Popsicle sticks
Fabric/felt Thread/ string/yarn Cotton balls Wixi sticks Straws/ strawbees LEDs Unused cardboard & construction paper Markers, crayons, colored pencils
Marbles/ marble runs Paper towel tubes Gears Glue, glue sticks, glue guns Beads, perler beads, buttons Discarded electronics (email first, please) Looms

Clorox wipes & baby wipes