VSMS Promotes Their Makerspace

Create, Innovate, Collaborate, Inspire, Invent, Build, Learn

What is a Makerspace?

A Makerspace is a flexible space that allows students to build, create, innovate, experiment, learn and grow. Students will craft with recycled materials, invent new and one-of-a-kind ideas, experiment with computer coding, robotics, circuits, play and create video games, build with Legos, Tinkertoys and more! It is as unique as those who take part in it. Time in the Makerspace occurs during RTI time and will evolve to include study hall and ELP time. For our first project, we made 3D cardboard Christmas trees (shown below). Thank you Michael and Dowd for donating the cardboard and to Lori Bierschenk for donating the ornaments, paint and brushes! Without these donations, this project would not have been possible!

Makerspace Management

Donations welcome!

In order to fund our making adventures, we will rely primarily on donations. While monetary contributions would allow us to buy what we want to experiment with, many projects can be done utilizing free items that people donate. Here is a short list of items we would utilize in our Makerspace:

Legos, Tinkertoys, K'nex, circuit boards, duct tape, post-its, ping pong balls, small dowel rods, wooden clothespins, craft supplies (yarn, paint, brushes, beads, buttons, fabric), sewing supplies (needles, thread, scissors), pipe cleaners, colored straws, shoe boxes and lids,

Play Doh and clay (they make great conductors!).

Please consider us when you are doing your spring cleaning and contribute to our innovation and creativity! Students are the innovators and creators of the future!

Thank you for your support!