Why a Makerspace Popped Up In a Museum

Most people wouldn’t think of science as quirky, but if they’d witnessed a posse of orange, papier-maché robotic pumpkins racing down the hall at the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV), in Richmond, Virginia, they might re-think that image. Over the past several years, libraries, museums, and community centers around the country have opened "makerspaces" where young people can come and play with equipment they may not have at home—like 3D printers or circuitry boards...


July 09, 2019

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