STEAM Engine – Mobile Makerspace

The STEAM Engine at West Georgia Regional Library

Ideas in Motion

Read our FAQ and look at the list of available modules below to learn more about Georgia's first mobile makerspace. Book it today or find out more by contacting us here.

 

STEAM Engine FAQ

1What is the STEAM Engine?
The STEAM Engine is West Georgia Regional Library’s mobile innovation lab and “makerspace”. It is designed to give users an opportunity to explore a wide range of technologies and to inspire creativity and innovation. It incorporates many of the elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics –STEAM– education. Our makerspace is mobile –we bring it out, set it up, and let the community explore.
2What is a makerspace?
A makerspace is a place where members of a community can gather and use DIY tools to “make” things. They are places where people can innovate and learn about new technologies. Many makerspaces have 3D printers, software for video and photo editing, and art supplies. The STEAM Engine has all of these components, plus lots more.
3What is included in the STEAM Engine?
The STEAM Engine has several different modules that can be booked and brought out for programs or demonstrations. They include: 3D Printing Module, Electronics Module, Robotics Module, Scrapbooking Module, Art Module, and Photography Module.
4What age is it for?
While the STEAM Engine was originally envisioned for children ages 8 to 14, many of the modules, such as the 3D Printer, Photography and Robotics Modules appeal to users of all ages. We are open to bringing it out for anyone.
5Does it cost anything?
There is no cost for us bringing it out to you nor for attendees to participate in STEAM Engine events.
6Where did you get the money to do this?
The original funding for the STEAM Engine was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to Georgia Public Library Service under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Additional funding from the Friends of the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton, GA has allowed us to add additional components. Funding for the Photography Module comes from a Curiosity Creates grant provided by Disney and the Association for Library Services to Children.
7How can I book it for my school, organization or library?
The STEAM Engine is proud to be bringing arts, circuitry, robotics and 3D printing to locations in West Georgia.

For more information or to book a visit from the STEAM Engine, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page! Please note that the STEAM Engine is not available for booking for private events (i.e. birthday parties, family reunions)

All reservations for the STEAM Engine are subject to change until confirmed by the STEAM Engine Coordinator. Due to other staff responsibilities, the STEAM Engine is not available at all times on days that it is listed as "available" in the calendar below.

Currently Available Modules



Select your date using the Check-in box below. Fill out the form on the right, and our STEAM Engine Coordinator will confirm with you. Please note that no requests for booking are confirmed until you hear from our STEAM Engine Coordinator! 

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