Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn

by: Colleen Graves, Aaron Graves


Abstract: Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels! This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of DIY, low-cost projects that will arm you with the skills necessary to dream up and build your own creations. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers. Each project features nontechnical, step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success and expand your imagination. You will learn about recyclable inventions, smartphone tweaks, paper circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3D printing, and much, much more! Discover how to create: • Brushbot warriors, scribble machines, and balloon hovercrafts • Smartphone illusions, holograms, and projections • Paper circuits, origami, greeting cards, and pop-ups • Dodgeball, mazes, and other interesting Scratch games • PVC organs, box guitars, and percussion instruments • Sewed LED bracelets, art cuffs, and Arduino plushies • Makey Makey and littleBits gadgets • Programs for plug-and-play and Bluetooth-enabled robots • 3D design and printing projects and enhancements
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Title: Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2017 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259644252

Authors:

Colleen Graves is a teacher librarian obsessed with learning common transformations, maker education, makerspaces, and making stuff. She brings a passionate artistic energy to the school library world; this passion earned her the School Library Journal/Scholastic School Librarian of the Year Co-Finalist Award in 2014 and Library Journal Mover and Shaker Innovator Award in 2016. Colleen is an active speaker and presenter on makerspaces and the maker movement on a national level.

Aaron Graves is a school librarian with 18 years of experience in education. He is a mash-up of robot geek, book lover, and tech wizard. Aaron gained his perseverance for projects through collaborative and interactive art experiences as a member of the Good/Bad Art Collective. He is an active speaker and presenter on libraries, makerspaces, and research skills. In his free time he can be found writing, restoring microcars, or inventing something that makes you smile!

Description: Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels! This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of DIY, low-cost projects that will arm you with the skills necessary to dream up and build your own creations. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers. Each project features nontechnical, step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success and expand your imagination. You will learn about recyclable inventions, smartphone tweaks, paper circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3D printing, and much, much more! Discover how to create: • Brushbot warriors, scribble machines, and balloon hovercrafts • Smartphone illusions, holograms, and projections • Paper circuits, origami, greeting cards, and pop-ups • Dodgeball, mazes, and other interesting Scratch games • PVC organs, box guitars, and percussion instruments • Sewed LED bracelets, art cuffs, and Arduino plushies • Makey Makey and littleBits gadgets • Programs for plug-and-play and Bluetooth-enabled robots • 3D design and printing projects and enhancements