Tuesday, December 29, 2015

What do I put in my Makerspace?*

In December MNPS librarians went on two Makerspace Tours. A small group of us travelled to 8 different Makerspaces (on day for elementary and one day for secondary). Based on what we saw in those libraries (and other's) we created a Makerspace items list. This is by no means an exhaustive list of items...but it should get you started! 


Craft/Art supplies
Building tools
           Paper (all varieties!)
      Writing utensils (all varieties!)
     Glue
     Scissors
     Glitter
      Pipe cleaners
     Pom-poms
     Popsicle sticks
     Toothpicks
     Rubber bands
     Sewing machine

     K’nex
     Legos
     Magna-Tiles
     Qubits
     Snap cubes
     Tanagrams
      Keva planks

Tech tools
Electronic devices
     Little Bits
     Snap Circuits
     3-D printer
      Green screen
     Bee Bots
     Sphero
     Ozobot

     Tablets
         - Ipads
         - Wacom
     Laptop(s)
     Camera(s) (photo & video)
Software
Furniture
     Video editing
     Photo editing
     Computer animated design (CAD)

     Storage cabinets
       Flip & nest tables
     Plastic tubs

*Anything students can use to create, explore, discover, play, design & build!

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