Since there just aren’t enough places for kids to make stuff, students decided to have kids design a makerspace for themselves.
Four months later, their problem is solved.
Within very little time students in Boone County, Kentucky drew up plans, a budget, and got their school district to agree that they could create their place.
A makerspace is a place where kids experiment, invent, and pland and learn with all sorts of tech gadgets. Kids on robotics teams went to a Cincinnatti Mini Maker Faire and saw some “cool inventions”. They started researching makerspaces, and making plans to build them with the approval of the school board.
Students researched makerspaces, and teachers caught the excitement. The kids draw up floor plans, look at fundraising options. They even created a $93,000 budget.
It was simple, said 14-year-old Tanner Schmidt. “We just started brainstorming on what we could put in there and what people would like to use,” he explained.