A makerspace is a collaborative work space often inside a school or library. This space is for making, learning, exploring and sharing and may use a range of low tech to high tech tools. These spaces have a variety of 'maker' equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, robots and even sewing machines. A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace. If you have cardboard, lego and art supplies you’re in business. It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace. These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). These spaces provide hands on learning they help with critical thinking skills and they foster collaborative, boost self-confidence and nurture perseverance. Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking.