Makerspace – Prototype - Lab
Author: Anni Stavnskaer Pedersen
Facilitated by the teacher
The aim is for students to use makerspace/FabLab/prototype lab to test and develop ideas in practice.
Whiteboard, wood, glass, filament for 3D printers
- The teacher outlines the task to the students:
- A Makerspace/FabLab/prototype lab is an open workshop where one may use modern technologies like 3D printers and laser cutters as well as traditional tools. In such spaces, students can design their ideas on their laptops and then proceed to print them, make precise cut-outs in different materials or make detailed engravings on plastic, glass and metal.
- The prototype lab should also include traditional instruments like hand tools, sewing machines and programmable embroidery machines with the capacity to sew on all types of clothing.
- UCN has established three different prototype labs which the students have knowledge of. These have been built so that students may create high-fidelity prototypes.
- In order to gain access to the prototype labs, UCN Innovation has developed an ‘access card’, which gives students and teachers access to the prototype labs as well as the use of the machines. The teachers and students have to do both a practical and theoretical test to gain the ‘access card’ to use the lab.
- Further information may be found by visiting the Service Centres at the various campuses at UCN or the prototype labs.
This activity is expensive because it requires machines with 3D printers, laser cutters, traditional tools.
Inspired by: IDEO and design thinking