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63 Ready-To-Use Maker Projects by You know your fellow librarians are a creative bunch-- 63 Maker Projects for Librarians leaves no doubt. Editor and maker Ellyssa Kroski has gathered librarians and makers who work with libraries offer how-to guidance for a remarkable range of projects, as fun as an upcycled fashion show, as practical as Bluetooth speakers, or as mischievous as a catapult. With takeaways like origami tea lights or a T-shirt tote bag, your patrons will remember their fun at the library. You'll find projects for artists, sewers, videographers, coders, and engineers. The quick reference format will help you quickly identify the estimated costs, materials, equipment, and whether the project requires a makerspace (plenty don't). Below is a sampling of the projects.Foam rocket launcherMakey-Makey musical instrumentsStop-Motion Film with 3D Print characters.Found-Object RobotsGlowing ghost marionettes3D Bust Selfie or a giant cardboardArduino eTextilesMagnetic slimeYarn paintingFidget FlannelsLED broochCardboard sculpture
Call Number: Z716.37 .A15 2018
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
The Green Screen Makerspace Project Book by Take your video projects to the next level with the power of green screen! This easy-to-follow guide clearly explains green screen technology and shows, step-by-step, how to dream up and create professional-grade video effects. Written by a teacher-maker-librarian, The Green Screen Makerspace Project Book features 25 low-cost DIY projects that include materials lists, start-to-finish instructions, and detailed photos. You will get coverage of software that readers at any skill level, in any makerspace―from a library to a living room―can use to produce videos with high-quality green screen effects. *Learn about the history and evolution of green screen *Explore the underlying science and technology *Build your own inexpensive--or free!--green screen *Choose a suitable lighting kit or find the best natural light *Put it all together and create visually interesting presentations *Edit your videos using PC, Mac, and Chromebook programs
Call Number: TR858 .B87 2018
The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces by Creating powerful learning environmentsAnyone can create a makerspace. This is the guide to creating a GREAT makerspace. Written by makerspace pioneer Laura Fleming, The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces is filled with step-by-step, practical ideas that demystify the process of planning and creating a makerspace. Its workbook style ensures that by the time educators are done reading, they have a ready-to-implement plan, personalized for their classroom, school, or district. Readers will find A wealth of examples of great makerspaces in action Activities and strategies for inspiring making across the curriculum Plenty of room and guidance for brainstorming and developing a personalized plan
Call Number: LB1029.M35 F54 2018
Maker Lab: Outdoors by Twenty-five science projects and experiments to be done outside will spark kids' creativity and help them develop science skills through hands-on learning. Projects focus on Earth and the environment, plants and animals, weather, water, and physics, bringing science learning home and into the backyard. Young scientists can build a wormery and learn about compost, crack rocks with water and learn about freezing and thawing, build and launch a water rocket to see Newton's laws in action, and more. Supporting STEAM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, Maker Lab: Outdoors includes 25 interactive projects to inspire kids' creativity and their scientific side, and, as the founder of Maker Faire Dale Dougherty says, "to realize with their hands what they can imagine in their minds." With stunning photography, succinct step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations, Maker Lab: Outdoors takes readers on a journey of discovery. A must-have for every young scientist curious about their surroundings, and for makers, crafters, and those who enjoy exploring the outdoors.
Call Number: Q164 .C4152 2018
Zero to Maker by Zero to Maker is part memoir and part how-to guidebook for anyone who is having thoughts like these:I feel like all I can do is write emails. I wish I had more hands-on skills even though I don't know what I would build...I have this one idea I've always wanted to make, but I don't know how to build it...I keep hearing about the "maker movement" but I'm not sure what that means or how I can join in...The book follows author David Lang's headfirst dive into the maker world and shows how he grew from an unskilled beginner to be a successful entrepreneur. You'll discover how to navigate this new community of makers, and find the best resources for learning the tools and skills you need to be a dynamic maker in your own right.The way we make things has changed. A new generation of tinkerers have emerged through online communities and powerful digital fabrication tools, and their creations are changing the world. This book follows the author's personal journey of transformation into a maker-entrepreneur. It is everyone's guide to combining inspiration and resources to effectively navigate this exciting new world.Lang reveals how he became a maker pro after losing his job and how the experience helped him start OpenROV, a DIY community and product line focused on underwater robotics. It all happened once he became an active member of the maker movement. Ready to take the plunge into the next Industrial Revolution? This guide provides a clear and inspiring roadmap. Take an eye-opening journey from unskilled observer to engaged maker Learn how to join this community, get access to tools and experts, and pick up new skills Use a template for building a maker-based entrepreneurial lifestyle and prepare yourself for the careers of the futureThis book is for everyone who dreams of becoming a successful maker-entrepreneur. It not only satisfies the aspirational aspect but shows newcomers to the maker movement exactly how to join in.First published in 2013, this new edition features full-color photos and shares David's latest insights and experiences as he continues to grow as a maker entrepreneur and citizen scientist.
Call Number: e-book
Fall Alkek Maker Day
Alkek Maker Day
Tuesday, September 11
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Alkek Library Room 105/106
Stations will include: mixed media, technology, yarn & fibers, beads, and paper. Supplies will be provided for all activities.
Come by whenever you can and stay as long as you want!