CTE Makeover Bootcamp

Lesson 3: Plan It, Make It

lesson3Designing your makerspace is the heart of your Blueprint. Draft the design, identify the right tools, and plan how you will construct your makerspace.




For Students & Educators

For Educators


  • Design your makerspace: Discuss the physical features of your space. Incorporate existing equipment and work areas, consider the flow of traffic, and ways to create a safe environment. Consider how you could make your space accessible for a person with disabilities.
  • Floor plan: Outline your current space in computer-aided design (CAD) software to determine your constraints. Where are the doors, windows, and outlets?
  • Build plan: How will you build out your makerspace? Map out your timeline and identify who will be involved in putting together key elements.

Office Hours

  • AutoCAD Software
    Host: Makerspaces.com
  • Tools, Equipment, and Makerspace Safety
    Hosts: Snap-on Incorporated, U.S. Fab Lab Network, and National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3)



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