Where anyone can make anything.


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THE BROOKS AND REGION SPEC MAKERSPACE SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

COME BACK SOON!

 
 

Our Mission:

Empower.

At SPEC Brooks and Region Makerspace we give young people the tools to become innovators. A place for making, creating, collaborating, learning, and sharing. Where anyone can build anything!

 
 
 
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What is a MakerSpace?

It is traditionally defined as a place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge. To put it simply a MakerSpace is a place where anyone is free to make virtually anything.

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fun activities!

Click below to learn more about some of the fun activities at the Brooks and Region SPEC Makerspace

 
 
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BOard Game night

Get some of your BFFs together for a board game night!

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robotics

Some of the skills that will be learned at Makerspace that pertain to electronics include 3D Printing, 3D Modeling, Coding, Robotics, and Visual Arts.

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container gardening

Break out your green thumb! Container gardening allows you to grow your favourite vegetables, herbs and flowers all year.

 

Our Impact

Friendships, passions, and new skillsets are what we hope to achieve through the Makerspace. They provide hands on learning to help build critical thinking skills, and boost self-confidence through honing their abilities.

Makerspaces foster entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators, and accelerators for business startups and will help to generate new jobs for a better future in our community.

 

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ages 10 and up

SPEC Makerspace invites youth ages 10 and up. Bring a friend, or two or three!

Children under the age 10 are welcome when accompanied by an parent.

 

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3D… that is

Do you have an idea you would like to print? Try out our 3D printer, its soo cool!

 
 

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Teens

Just need a place to hang and play some of your favourite games. Come join us!

 
 

Our Programs

SPEC Makerspace is also helping to prepare those individuals who will have to possess the critical 21st century skillset in the scientific, technology, engineering and mathematical fields. STEM (technology, science) and STEAM (arts) will combine in this space where the two very important passions will bring the participants together to create something beautiful and see it come to life.

 

Technology

A project started by a group of enterprising students was completed at the Brooks and Region Makerspace. Sticking to the nature of the space, they made an entire iPhone 6 from scratch. Over a one year time period, they amassed custom parts from around the globe. After writing a custom iOS installer, they dowloaded and installed an official Apple supported operating system.
 

Mathematics

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Science

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Robotics

Learn about the basics of circuitry, soldering, and even come home with a neat project! We teach how to build using basic projects such as a minimalist flashlight. As you become more and more skilled, you can tackle increasingly difficult projects. Our Maker Room (hosted by Casey Wickert) is filled with tools, designed to take on any challenge, and supervised by adults at all times the room is open. From hydrogen fuel cells, to homemade radio sets, we can do it all!

 
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april 2019

“My son absolutely loved the Shark’s Den!”

Heather Barnes

 

 
 
 

Get Involved

The Brooks and Region SPEC Makerspace is greatful for the community support and we always appreciate new volunteers, sponsors and donations!

 

Sign Up For a Program

Are you interested in one of our programs? Stop by SPEC Makerspace or sign up for a program here.

Volunteer opportunities

Would you like to be a Makerspace Mentor or do you have some innovative ideas you could share or teach?

Make a Donation

Consider sponsoring one of our programs! SPEC Makerspace accepts cash donations, donation of services or materials.