Makerspace Starter Kit
All images are links to either products or websites that I use in our library makerspace.
Hatchbox Filament - This is cheap and solid universal PLA filament.
Tinkercad Software - Free web-based 3D modeling software to create STL files to print/cut.
Carbide3d Nomad - Easy to use enclosed CNC Desktop milling machine.
Sphero App - Free app to code and drive the Sphero robot products in addition to numerous activities and coding instruction.
Hummingbird - Comprehensive robotics kits with a variety of uses and activities.
Littlebits - Simple to use and easy to learn electronics kits.
SamLabs - Another simple robotics/electronics kits that are intuitive and easy to use.
Makey Makey - A fun kit to turn anything into a controller or gamepad.
Snap Circuits - This is great for all ages and helps kids create and build electric circuits.
Newspaper - Great for prototyping and costs little/nothing.
Cardboard - The universal material in a Makerspace and easy to find. I hit up my local grocery stores as they are always willing to get rid of cardboard.
Painter's Tape - I prefer the painter's tape over duct tape as it allows for resources to be reused and is easy for kids to tear. Plastic Cups - These are versatile as they can be used for numerous building projects.
Sticks - Another handy supply in a makerspace which can be used in numerous projects.
Snapware Containers - These are the best containers because they come in different sizes, have snapping lids, and stack really well.
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