To remind students to think sustainably while thinking creatively, we created this sign for the space.
IN OUR MAKERSPACE, WE
- Take care of materials and supplies to reduce waste.
- This means putting filament in bags with ends secured to reduce filament spoilage and tangles, which leads to bad prints.
- Put supplies back where you found them. This prevents loss, duplicates, and keeps things from getting broken.
- Use just what you need. Mistakes and drafts are an important part of the making process, but be mindful.
- Measure twice when needed and double-check machines, materials, and your project before starting.
- Use scraps when possible- we have fabric, wood, acrylic, and more scraps around the space for your creative inspiration.
- Failed 3D print? Try to find a new use for it! If you can’t but you think someone else could, put it in the failed prints box.
- Use the sewing machines to mend or upcycle your clothes or thrifted clothes.
- Use the other materials in the space to fix your broken items.
- Place recyclable materials in the marked recycling bin in the makerspace. This includes paper, cardboard, and plastic (rinsed out, if necessary).
- Plastic bags and other plastic film as well as batteries can be recycled in the library entryway.
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