Building a Makerspace Collaboration Idea Table

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Project by grub32 posted 04-08-2018 09:28 PM 1538 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I began this build with an idea to create a piece of furniture that was mobile and conducive to working in a standing position for our Makerspace. It has morphed in to a gem that is now taking over our work area and redefining how students are collaborating on projects.

The first design cost about 100$ with a static top. The next several all have flip up table tops so after students have collaborated and used the whiteboard to come up with ideas, they can flip up the table and use it to present their ideas to the class or their partners, or whomever really.

It is sort of basic, as I wanted to make them quickly and to allow those that are using them to see the basic construction of the table. With the gas shocks and hinges, the total cost buying the supplies in bulk is just shy of 150$ per table, compared to the closest contenders, minus the whiteboard of over 1100$.

I created a video to show it in action and to allow those that are interested to know exactly how it was created and would get that person the opportunity to build it to the same standard.

I hope you like it and the design is useful to you.

Makerspace Collaboration Table Design and Build Video


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#1 posted 04-08-2018 09:33 PM

Neat idea, can see the merits in your environment.

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#2 posted 04-09-2018 05:39 PM

It’s very nice and practical.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 04-15-2018 07:04 PM

Thanks for the comments, they are really working out for the intended purpose.



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