Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels! Written by two school librarians obsessed with making stuff, this easy-to-follow guide is full of hands-on, low-cost makerspace projects that will inspire inventors and makers of all ages. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn features practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers. The book features dozens of classroom-tested, hands-on DIY projects and challenges. Each project features clear, n-technical step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success, expand the imagination, and foster invation. You will explore recyclables hacks, smartphone tweaks, paper circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3-D printing, and much, much more! * Fun projects spur the creativity of makers at every skill level * Covers trending techlogy such as littleBits, Makey Makey, and Sphero * Authored by a pair of experienced educators and dedicated makers
Colleen Graves (Denton, TX) 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 2015. She is active on Twitter and blogs about makerspaces at http://colleengraves.org/. Aaron Graves (Denton, TX) is a school librarian with 15 years of experience. 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.