Software Tools for Makerspaces by mikeg Mike Greenberg


Spaces could share best practices for automating general operations of a makerspace and further develop practices that are easy to deploy, maintain, use, hack and not cost-prohibitive.


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Diagnostic Statement

Problem Statement
succinct, one-sentence description
Spaces could share best practices for automating general operations of a makerspace and further develop practices that are easy to deploy, maintain, use, hack and not cost-prohibitive.
Category
broad category of impact
software-tools-for-makerspaces
Impacted Groups or Individuals
list of those impacted by problem (organize with largest impact top)
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Benefit of Solving the Problem
description of positive potential
  • Reducing overall cost and system complexity
  • Continuity
  • Transparency
  • Accountability, audits
  • Ease of expanding and maintaining existing communities
  • Lower friction for bootstrapping new communities
Known Barriers
those things which would prevent success of a future solution
  • Doesn’t integrate with other systems (RFID, liability waiver, member agreement)
  • Tooling + language consensus
  • Time + energy required to implement a usable solution
  • Lack of support
  • Lack of adoption
Potential Collaborators
list of those interested in helping to solve this problem
  • Mike Greenberg
  • Sean Auriti
  • Shirley Hicks
  • Dana Woodman
  • Steve Traugott
  • Dan Hendricks
  • Eric Adler
  • Tony Vaughn
  • Francis Poisson-Gagnon
Statement POC
name and contact info
Mike Greenberg
Comments
  Name Solicitation # Amount Max Deadline Score
Economic Development Assistance Programs ­ Application submission and program requirements for EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. EDAP2016 $3,000,000 March 2, 2027, 8:50 p.m. 61
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) 16-540 $95,000,000 April 20, 2017, 8:14 p.m. 56
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 15-599 $1,200,000 Aug. 9, 2017, 8:17 p.m. 56
STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) 16-527 $47,000,000 March 14, 2017, 8:11 p.m. 55
EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program EDA-HDQ-TA-HDQ-2016-2004759 $300,000 Nov. 2, 2039, 8:54 p.m. 55
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 15-585 $300,000 Jan. 17, 2017, 8:01 p.m. 51
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) 15-592 $5,000,000 Dec. 5, 2016, 7:43 p.m. 51
EHR Core Research (ECR) 15-509 $500,000 Sept. 14, 2017, noon 51
Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation 15-086 $300,000 Dec. 15, 2016, noon 39
Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) PD 15-1340 $150,000 Jan. 25, 2017, 7:33 p.m. 34
Science of Learning (SL) PD 16-004Y $300,000 Jan. 18, 2017, 8:23 p.m. 23
Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) PD 16-7680 $300,000 Feb. 6, 2017, 8:09 p.m. 20

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