Throughout the pilot program we will curate resources that are helpful for the planning and development of library makerspaces. Links to these resources will be collected and organized here
Websites with Project Ideas and Tutorials
Creativity Catapult from the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Creativity Catapult is a research-backed, expert-curated collection of activities that promote creativity skills in children ages 2-14.
Design Make Teach blog from a teacher about making and digital fabrication in the classroom.
Instructables - website specializing in user created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects. Users post instructions to their projects, usually accompanied by visual aids, and then interact through comment sections. Instructables also offers a wide variety of mini courses on topics related to making things.
Make Magazinebimonthly magazine published by Maker Media which focuses on do it yourself and/or DIWO projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines. Each issue offers a wealth of project ideas.
Makercamp.com - project pages from the Maker Camp program offers great starter projects to get kids into making, creating, crafting, coding, and more, along with background on how to lead these projects with your campers to develop their Maker mindset and support them through their making process
Makered Resource Library a curated collection of resources to support maker education in both formal and informal settings
Makershare.com platform hosted by Make Magazine for makers to share the things they make and how they make them
Makerspaces.com website which offers free project ideas, as well as a shop to purchase supplies and their own books
Library Makers - Madison, WI librarian blogger who says "...in today's increasingly digital world, it is important to remind the public that valuable learning also takes place outside of books and libraries are a great source of person-to-person learning experiences. The learning that takes place in libraries is what keeps this institution relevant in a world where access to books is changing rapidly."