Upon the recommendation of Sue (@staffdevjnkie), 2016 #FulbrightTeach to NZ, I set out to explore the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington. It was the perfect place to go where I could work on finalizing my Ethics proposal while still seeing some sights and exploring when I was done – so off I went, devices and notes in hand.
What a cool place – it was like 1 part library, 1 part makerspace, 1 part museum and 1 part awesome cafe.
So, a library, with video games – can it get better? Why yes, yes it can. . . Behold – the 3D printer station:
You can bring your .stl, .obj or other 3D files here, and print them – when I go into 3D printer withdrawal, I know where I am headed!
But wait . . . There’s more . . .
As if more proof was needed that this is a place for Merry, they have a fantastic coffee shop and cafe – called Home.
So yeah – all of that and several museum type exhibits that I could explore? A heavenly way to spend a Friday.
And from my favorite exhibit, of New Zealand Cartography (map-making) we have the explanation of why it is indeed “Windy Welly”:
And I know, better late than never Merry – I apologize in advance for the spamming you are all about to receive as I update my blog. I obviously need to find a workflow for updating – maybe I will get there before I head home.