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New Haven sixth-graders build a makerspace

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Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



Beeman makers space IMG_6754.jpg
EZRA LOUER, 12, sews pieces for a heart-shaped pillow in the new makerspace at Beeman Elementary School. A project of Louer’s sixth-grade class this year, the makerspace includes two sewing machines, which students must obtain certificates to operate. The pillow, Louer says, will be a gift for his mother. Independent photo/Christopher Ross

NEW HAVEN — Just inside the door of a Beeman Elementary School classroom, three sixth-graders knelt on an outer-space-themed rug, sorting Lego bricks, wheels and electronic controllers for a design challenge. In the opposite corner a busy bread machine gave the table it sat on the shivers.

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