Curious about the MakerLab? Check out the ‘Maker Playground’

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The MakerLab at Boise State will host the Maker Playground from 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15. It’s a chance for people to learn more about the scores of tools, equipment and learning opportunities available at the lab.

“As people are coming back to campus, we want to energize them about the spring semester and invite them into our space,” said Amanda Baschnagel, MakerLab manager.

The free public event will feature stations where people can experiment with 3D printing, programming, sewing, laser engraving, button making, vinyl cutting and more.

“When they come,” said Baschnagel, “they will walk away having made something in 15 minutes.”

Attendees also will get a preview of new equipment that soon will be available in the lab and hear about upcoming workshop opportunities that range from Arduino code (Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform that lets users create interactive electronic objects) to knitting.

The MakerLab is located on the second floor of Albertsons Library.