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Makerspace makes dreams a reality

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Seniors Jacob Larson and Kyle Rast were the start of the Makerspace. “This club is going to help a lot of students, not only the ones interested stem but in every class as well,” Larson said. Rast and Larson had been in the Robotics club multiple years and saw a need for a 3D printer and laser cutter, then discussed the benefits for every student with equipment such as that. “It started with a dream, which turned into a grant, which ended in hardwork and dedication from Jacob and Kyle,” Amacher said.

Seniors Jacob Larson and Kyle Rast were the start of the Makerspace. “This club is going to help a lot of students, not only the ones interested stem but in every class as well,” Larson said. Rast and Larson had been in the Robotics club multiple years and saw a need for a 3D printer and laser cutter, then discussed the benefits for every student with equipment such as that. “It started with a dream, which turned into a grant, which ended in hardwork and dedication from Jacob and Kyle,” Amacher said.

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Seniors Jacob Larson and Kyle Rast were the start of the Makerspace. “This club is going to help a lot of students, not only the ones interested stem but in every class as well,” Larson said. Rast and Larson had been in the Robotics club multiple years and saw a need for a 3D printer and laser cutter, then discussed the benefits for every student with equipment such as that. “It started with a dream, which turned into a grant, which ended in hardwork and dedication from Jacob and Kyle,” Amacher said.

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Physics teacher Beth Amacher is sponsoring the club and will attend every meeting the club has.”The limits are endless,” Amacher said. Although the makerspace is a ran by the club members and Amacher, students who want to use the space and all equipment inside for anything are allowed to do so if the sponsor or a certified teacher are in the makerspace as well.

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The makerspace includes a 3D printer that has a double head which can print in two colors at once. The students will be taught how to use this machine and others like it by the leaders in the club.

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The laser cutter is also available for students to use. Although, the laser cutter can only cut through wood. This machine will also be taught by the leaders and teachers that have experience with it.

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This is one example of what can be done with the laser cutter, which was vectored and made by Rast. The laser cutter can also cut entirely through the piece of wood depending on how many passes the cutter goes over a given area. This can be set by the student using it.

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Amacher made sure to include different materials for students to use. “All of this is to be used, this space is for you [the students and club members],” Amacher said.

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The tools included are instructed to be used safely and responsibly. The leaders make safety the first priority giving the students set rules to abide by.

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A fire extinguisher sits close by the flammable equipment in case of dangerous situations.

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“Scissors and exacto knives are only to be used on this mat so the tables stay nice and scratch free,” Larson said.

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Seniors Jacob Larson and Kyle Rast were the start of the Makerspace. “This club is going to help a lot of students, not only the ones interested stem but in every class as well,” Larson said. Rast and Larson had been in the Robotics club multiple years and saw a need for a 3D printer and laser cutter, then discussed the benefits for every student with equipment such as that. “It started with a dream, which turned into a grant, which ended in hardwork and dedication from Jacob and Kyle,” Amacher said.

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As well as tools and equipment to build things with, a total of 15 tables were brought in to give students sturdy surfaces for artwork, projects, circuit boards, and anything else imaginable. Surrounding the tables and empty workspace are open shelves for finished work or projects.

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Macintosh Apple computers were donated by the graphics club/class for vector design used by the laser cutter along with anything a student might need to use it for.

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New club members stand with their freshly cut plaques made by the laser cutter, each symbolising a nickname that will stay with them for the years spent in the Makerspace club.

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