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The Maker Access Pass, or "MAP," is designed for every maker, in every makerspace. Think of it like a choose-your-own-adventure made just for you. You can train in one makerspace and instantly gain access to the entire network. Attend workshops, earn badges, learn marketable skills, and get hands-on experience with world-class equipment. All for free.

The MAP was created in 2018 at the University of Wyoming by a team of enthusiastic makerspace administrators, educators, and students. With no existing standard in the international maker movement, our team sought to address (and improve) the way makers were trained on equipment and 21st Century skills in order make it easier for users to safely access equipment, and easier for new makerspaces to be dreamed up, designed, and deployed. You can download a copy of the latest 2023 MAP pamphlet or browse the digital pamphlet to learn more about the MAP's history, our library of programming, and our five-year goals.

If you need a bit of help with the MAP, read on. This instructional demo will serve as a roadmap (get it?) to guide you through how to use and navigate within the MAP program in Canvas.  You'll learn about core features, as well as creative MAP resources found at all participating locations.

The concept is pretty simple. Once you've enrolled in the MAP program, just find the hardware or software you want to learn from our growing library of workshops. Sign up for an in-person workshop or a self-paced online class to snag a spot and grab a passcode. We'll teach you how to use the tech and tools, you take a few quick quizzes as you learn to show us you know your stuff, you earn an awesome digital badge to show off to friends, family, teachers, and even employers, and then you're done! On average, from start to finish, you'll be creating something amazing in less than 90 minutes.

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