Smart Makerspace: A Web Platform Implementation
Gabriel Licks, Adriano Teixeira, Universidade de Passo Fundo ; Kris Luyten, University of Hasselt
iJET Volume 13, Number 2, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany
Makerspaces are creative and learning environments, home to activities such as fabrication processes and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tasks. However, containing equipment that are not commonly seen or handled, these spaces can look rather challenging to novice users. This paper is based on the Smart Makerspace research from Autodesk, which uses a smart workbench for an immersive instructional space for DIY tasks. Having its functionalities in mind and trying to overcome some of its limitations, we approach the concept building an immersive instructional space as a web platform. The platform, introduced to users in a makerspace, had a feedback that reflects its potential between novice and intermediate users, for creating facilitators and encouraging these users.
Licks, G., Teixeira, A. & Luyten, K. (2018). Smart Makerspace: A Web Platform Implementation. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 13(2), 140-156. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering.