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Overview

BetaBox, Inc. is a company which aims to help people generate spaces on campus that inspire or foster creativity. They help fundraise, design and build your "BetaSpace" and even create spaces within shipping containers for events called "BetaBoxes".

Visit the below wiki page for more information on how to contact them and implemet a creator space on your own campus.

Guide to Creating Spaces on Campus

BetaSpace

BetaSpaces are actual rooms for creativity and ideation that can be large or small. The can serve as a massive rapid prototyping hub or a small room for laying out plans for a project. A BetaSpace can be tailored to a school's specific needs. To begin work on one, contact Betabox, Inc here

BetaBox

BetaBox mobile creativity labs provide tools and physical space for prototyping, collaboration, and Stanford-style design thinking. It is made out of shipping containers, which makes it easy to transport and setup at different schools.

BetaBox is available for lease up to four months, purchase, and for rental from just two days. Because getting the perfect resources together in a single place can be difficult and frustrating, each BetaBox contains 3D printers, laser cutter, hundreds of square feet of whiteboard, CAD and other 3D modeling software, a desktop CNC router, touchscreen content displays, speed-of-thought materials, LTE hotspot, and more. Best of all, BetaBox arrives ready for plug-and-play use, fully functional within 30 minutes of delivery.

Betabox K-12 Experiences

Betabox offers onsite hands-on workshops in their mobile tech labs. These experiences harness the intrinsic interests of students to teach them STEM and design principles. There are multiple experiences and formats that a school can choose from to host. Each month the Betabox team designs a brand new high-impact experience from scratch. One experience type they offer is a project-based experience, where students interact in the Betabox over the course of 2-5 days. During those days they will work in teams on projects. Past projects have been building VR Glasses, phone chargers, a DNA extraction experiment, and many more things. These activities are very engaging and at the end of the activity students are able to take home their projects.

Betabox Professional Development Services

Betabox, Inc. also offers makerspace and equipment professional development services. Teachers, professors and educators are encouraged and taught how to use the resources, to properly engage and educate their students. This service covers all topics related to starting, operating, and sustaining successful makerspaces and hands-on curriculum. Crash courses in 3D Printing & CAD, Laser Cutting & Illustrator, Design Thinking and Makerspace Design are also organized.

Contact Information

Email: hello@betaboxlabs.com

Telephone: 984 212 4BOX

Twitter: @betaboxlabs

Contributors

Daniel Mozel

Sumayyah Raji