Dtown Sparks is a makerspace for students. A creative space that mixes learning, storytelling and tinkering in an effort to improve the community.
What is a Makerspace?
A makerspace is defined as a location where hacker minded individuals can gather to share interests, typically in science, mathematics, electronics, art, and/or crafting. Hackerspaces are as unique as the cities or towns they are located in. No two spaces are alike. Our vision for Dtown Sparks is to grow a community operated makerspace to support community projects, inspire creativity and social good.
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Dtown Sparks has a mission…
Dtown Sparks is a makerspace that is focused on improving the world we live in. Open to students k thru 12, our projects, programs and events are designed to teach valuable skills in a creative and engaging way. Centered on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning, Dtown Sparks strives to build a cross-generational learning environment who's output is designed to enrich Doylestown and surrounding areas.
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Global Day of Play
Our friends at the Imagination Foundation held a Global Day of Play on Oct 6th with over 200 events in a 100 countries. The Imagination Foundation were the driving force behind the internet sensation Caine's Arcade.
Dtown Sparks is made possible thanks to folks from the community sharing their time, talents and resources.
Your support makes it possible.
Dtown Sparks is a grassroots community driven project. It is made possible thanks to members of the community sharing their time, talents and resources.
The following is a list of current needs…
Mentors - Do you have science, tech, engineering, art or math skills that you'd like to share?
Teachers – one of the goals of Dtown Sparks is to be STEAM based. We can use assistance with making sure projects embrace STEAM learning.
Space – we're in need of free semi-permanent space where we can spread out and work with the kids. Ideally we're trying to find some space in the boro.
Materials & Resources – we’re looking for technology, building materials and resources. Things the students can hack, build, tinker and create with. Drop us a line if you interested in donating something.
If you can help with any of the above please click here.