Virtual Tour of Hudson High School’s Makerspace
Jul 14, 2021 7:30 AM
Andrew Robitaille, HHS Media Specialist
Virtual Tour of Hudson High School’s Makerspace

Join with Andrew Robitaille, HHS Media Specialist, and several students who will give us a digital tour of the Hudson High School's Makerspace.  It all started when Students at Hudson High School met with their principal a few years ago to propose the creation of a makerspace.  They wanted to establish a place where students could tinker, explore, create, and pursue passion projects.  The Makerspace Club started with a handful of engineer-minded students who gathered informally to tinker with electronics and play around with a variety of fabrication projects.

When Mr. Robitailie joined the Hudson High School staff in 2018, he assumed responsibility for the Makerspace, which was experiencing a significant growth in equipment and financial support from the administration and community organizations. The Makerspace occupied a sizable room adjacent to the media center, which had formerly been used for periodical archives. The students were gung ho and brought with them experience in engineering, aeronautics, computer-aided design, robotics, and chemistry. Soon students were going to STEM competitions, visiting other Makerspaces, participating in makerfaires, forming partnerships with businesses and non-profits, applying for grants, and tapping into the resources of local universities.  There was no stopping them now.  This promises to be a great program with a lot of energy.  Fasten your seatbelts.