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Passport for MIT Makerspaces Helps Community Put Creativity into Practice

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Author: Mark Sullivan

The Mobius web portal, which began in 2016 as an app mapping campus makerspaces and machines, is now piloting the added capability of displaying users’ experience and proficiency on various pieces of machinery.

The credentials program is one of the many ways Project Manus— supported by making enthusiasts from inside and outside the MIT community—is fostering the art and practice of making across campus. “One-hundred-forty years ago, the original document incorporating MIT called for applying science and technology to solving real-world problems,” Culpepper says. “That doesn’t happen if you just read from a book. Making things is what MIT is all about.”

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