A hands-on making day for library staff – try out makerspace tools and equipment and meet the people who benefit from shared spaces.

After a series of panels learning about digital literacy, entrepreneurship, co-creation and funding makerspaces in libraries – have a go at using the tools, equipment and materials at a council ran, community-led makerspace in Barnsley.

The Makerlab at DMC 02 is located in the centre of Barnsley within a co-working space. It has close links with the Barnsley Central Library Makerspace in the Lightbox. You should definitely ask the library to see their makerspace before heading up to DMC 02 Makerlab.

At the Makerspace Market, you’ll see get live demonstrations of a laser cutter, vinyl cutter and 3D printer. You’ll have the chance to make your own creations with hand tools and augmented reality while talking to people who started their businesses in a shared space, have benefitted from sharing tools and equipment or have ran makerspaces.

The team who started the Barnsley DMC 02 Makerlab will be with us. Please ask them all your questions about starting a makerspace while you’re with us. The Makerlab is the third makerspace started by this team. It’s not officially open yet so the process will still be fresh in their minds.

Our volunteer engineers from our Ingenious funded programme (you’ll meet the funders at our Funding a Makerspace workshop) will also be on hand to share how a space like the Makerlab could have helped them choose engineering as a career and how they use makerspaces now.

We are taking Covid very seriously. Therefore we ask that you take a lateral flow test before attending and do not attend if you are showing symptoms of Covid. Our staff team will be wearing face masks for the duration of the event.

The venue is well ventilated and has hand sanitiser available throughout the venue.

To ensure can all socially distance in the venue, we are limiting the total capacity of this event to 15 visitors.

If you have any questions, comments or requests, please contact Kisha at Kisha@brightbox.org.uk

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From as early as I can remember, my mom and dad were entertaining neighbourhood kids, organising summer clubs and volunteering to keep the local baseball fields tidy.

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Elle is a creative based in the lovely city of Sheffield. Elle is eager to grow, play and learn with each community. “Communities will be involved in all parts of design and delivery. Their voices will create the toolkit for co-created events and programming.”

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