I would agree that the steps are all important. For example, this is our first step...
Step One: Purpose. To provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities (high tech and low tech) and to encourage creative problem-solving and high-level thinking,
It is hard enough to simply define a Makerspace. Laura Fleming wrote this one:
http://t.co/sr1XP7hRQs. Laura's book, Worlds of Making (Corwin, 2014), is a nice guidebook.