What went down when the makerspace popped up?

What went down when the makerspace popped up?

This post is for anyone who missed out on visiting the makerspace and wants to see a flavour of the cool bits of kit that we had on campus during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015. The pop-up makerspace attracted over 400 staff and students from across the University, with 200 key-rings, outspoken tote bags and other items being made during the week, including at least two mini-3D models of Ifeanyi, our lead volunteer organiser and PhD student in the School of Engineering.

Look who I found at the pop-up makerspace! A 3D @iAzolibe #uofgmakeithappen

— SciEng Grad School (@UofGSciEngGrads) November 18, 2015

Our launch event brought together staff and students from across campus with an interest in creativity and trying things out.  Our speakers included Maklab, as well as some entrepreneurially-minded staff and students, who encouraged everyone to have a go at something new during GEW2015.  Have a look at our video, to see how students thought they might get involved with the makerspace.

Catch me tomorrow at pop-up Makerspace Monday at @UofGlasgow #uofgmakeithappen

— Carla Brown (@Sci_Game_Girl) November 15, 2015

@theMAKLab making sure we don't lose the skills of making and testing. #GEW2015 #uofgmakeithappen

— Ailie Ferrari (@AilieFerrari) November 16, 2015

Makerspace Launch event with @theMAKLab in the Chapel at 6pm tonight #UofGMakeitHappen #gew2015

— Uni of Glasgow (@UofGlasgow) November 16, 2015

Failure in a makerspace is a good thing acc to @theMAKLab #uofgmakerspace #GEW2015

— SciEng Grad School (@UofGSciEngGrads) November 16, 2015

Richard Clifford @theMAKLab talking about #Makerspace being used to save the bees @UofGlasgow @UofGSciEngGrads

— Maggie Cusack (@Maggie_Cusack) November 16, 2015

Learning about 3D printing with @theMAKLab on campus #UofGlasgow

— CCEGlasgow (@CCEUoG) November 16, 2015

A keyring in the shape of a cat’s face displayed on the orange Makerspace leaflets

With the makerspace parked up on the south front for the rest of the week, staff and students had plenty of opportunities to see demos of 3D printing and CNC milling, as well as laser-cutting the text for their own tote bags and making some funky keyrings.

Another makerspace made thing! It's a dog by the way. Thanks Lisa! #gew2015#uofgmakeithappen

— SciEng Grad School (@UofGSciEngGrads) November 18, 2015

Went along to @theMAKLab pop-up at the Uni and made a sweet Invader Zim bag :) MAKLab guys v helpful & friendly.

— Becca (@ragbonehair) November 20, 2015

Come and pay us a visit this afternoon at our @UofGlasgow Pop-Up Makerspace and make your Outspoken Tote Bag!

— MAKlab (@theMAKLab) November 18, 2015

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