Have you ever heard about Makerspace? Makerspace would seem vaguely like a place where we can make something. More specifically, Makerspace is a new and innovative kind of a learning factory, which was built at Chung-Ang University on Feb. 28, 2019 at Seoul campus Building 207 B101. Makerspace will be equipped with a 3D printer and a variety of other creative devices for students to use and experience. Let's find out about Makerspace, the place where students' imagination can come true.
A Place of Practical Help to Students
Makerspace is designed mainly for students from the Department of Engineering and the Colleges of ICT Engineering and Computer Science & Software, as students from these disciplines have to make things by themselves and need a lot of hands-on experience. In fact, students majoring in Mechanical Engineering are currently using Makerspace on Fridays. Therefore, various equipment is prepared beforehand for students to use. Although no 3D printers have come in yet, they are expected to be set up and installed soon. Makerspace also has other machines for students to use, such as cutters. Such equipment is very expensive for university students and can also be difficult to use and locate. For these reasons, Chung-Ang University created Makerspace. The space is available to a variety of members, including students from Chung-Ang University and graduate students. To use the facility, students need to fill out an application ('Application for Use of Facilities') and visit the administration office of the College of Engineering. They may alternatively send the application via e-mail to get final approval for making a reservation for the facility. Reservations for long-term use can be made from one to six months before the date of use, and short-term use can be reserved from two weeks before the date of use.
A Place Where One's Imagination Can Be Real
Makerspace is also a place where students can realize their imagination. It is available to all students at Chung-Ang University. Here you can experiment with your own ideas and realize them. Indeed, Kim Chang-soo, President of Chung-Ang University, said in his congratulatory speech at the opening ceremony of Makerspace, "I hope that it will be a practically helpful space in an era where making one is more important than seeing it a hundred times. We will support every student at this Makerspace which become a place of opportunity to realize what he or she thought was a work," expressing his hopes that many students at Chung-Ang University will have a chance to realize their dreams. CAH shares President Kim’s desire, hoping many works will be created here. Moreover, if students do not know how to use various materials in Makerspace, or if they want to use a machine in the machine tool room, an administrator will be on duty at all times, so they can ask this person a question. The presence of managers is expected to help students in the future for their safety and convenience. Also, Makerspace is a place where many activities take place and there are dangerous machines. Therefore, it should always be used with caution.
Makerspace provides students with a variety of equipment and places to help them realize what they think instead of just thinking. That is why it is expected to be used by many Chung-Ang University students in the future. If you have any bright ideas, run to Makerspace right now.< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >