Marin Country Day School - Makers' Lab
Name: Marin Country Day School – Makers’ Lab
Address: 5221 Paradise Drive
City: Corte Madera
Capability: Vinyl cutting
Webpages: http://www.makerslab.com, http://www.mcds.org
Description: The Makers’ Lab started like most things, a simple seed waiting to grow. Marin Country Day School continues to water and nurture this seed which has grown to include five distinct spaces or environments each with unique attributes and players. The environments continue to develop through a constant examination of what is possible with past, current and future technologies and materials in a digital landscape.
In Space 1, the germinating space, an electronics and tinkering space was born for 7 students. This quickly became a nexus for those wanting to dive deep in the electromechanical realms in all ages. This space was outgrown quickly and is still in use today. Space 2 sprouted from the molten fragments of former cast off metal chunks and became a space to develop and manipulate in metal. Welding, forging, and smithing shaped this small space for six students to work metal. Space 3 grew out of a need for bigger tools and the need to involve the arts in our making discoveries. A new art room has been slowly morphed to include 3d printers, foam milling, laser cutting, big wood working tools. Space 3a was a natural “burst at the seams” location directly outside Space 3. Material storage, big work benches, and an area to make messy. Space 4 is in the gardens as the Makers’ Lab met the gardening group for the development of sustainable and interesting aquaponics curriclum development. Space 5 is a rebirth about to happen in a design of a new building with even more space to make messy, loud, and design.
Activity status: active