School makerspaces do not need to come with everything. Still, it is nice to have a wish list. Many items can be designed with hand tools and some simple power tools like a dremel. Engineering projects may require a real woodshop or metal fabrication space as well. Very Expensive. For…

Generally I consider tools by student motivation. There are tools that people consider to be a part of makerspaces, 3D Printers comes to mind, and there are tools that emerge as important to individual makerspaces through participant interest. Students and parents expect to see artifacts like 3D printers and scanners….

The Makey Makey is pretty well known in maker circles. My use has been limited to creating new ways for students to create interfaces on computers but there are new implementations that include the use of Little Bits and other tools. The Makey Makey Go is tiny and I keep…

Interested in taking Scratch to your reality? Maybe add a crafting component? Check out the PicoBoard by Picocricket. This board lets you use Scratch to create projects that can sense and respond to things in the world – outside the computer. Definitely fun to try! There is a robust little…