Dollar Store Maker Projects

At the MakerBus we have a lot of experience creating maker projects with next-to-no-money. Dollar Stores can be a frugal maker’s best friend. In this blog post we’re going to share some ideas and trips for fun, educational, and creative dollar store maker projects. What is a “Dollar Store?” For us a dollar store isn’t […]

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It’s about making more than money: commercialization and the maker movement

When doing workshops in the community we use a variety of different tools and equipment, ranging from 3D printers, to littleBits, to MakeDos, to MaKey MaKeys. At these workshops we’re often asked a very natural question – “Where can I buy this?” At the MakerBus we’re fortunate to have a lot of different, and generally […]

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STEAM Education that goes beyond hot air (thoughts on our educational philosophy)

As the keynote speaker for the 2014 Bay Area Maker Faire, Adam Savage gave the following piece of advice, “Make something. Anything. Weld, carve, cook, sculpt, sew. Make something in the world that wasn’t there before. As humans, there are two things that make us truly unique: the ability to use tools and the need […]

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Top Five Squishy Circuit Projects

This week we’re highlighting a number of our favourite tools for maker-educators. We regularly receive questions from libraries and schools asking what tools they should buy and how best to use them. In this series of posts, we’ll be shining a spotlight on some of our favourite tools and looking at five great examples of […]

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Affordable and Accessible Maker Learning Resources for Parents Part II (Arabic Translation)

With the help of our newest team member Safia, we’ll be running a series of Arabic translations of our most popular blog posts. This post was originally posted on March 16th, 2015.   Affordable and Accessible Maker Learning Resources for Parents (Part 2) مصادر التعليم لأولياء الامور بأسعار معقولة و سهولة باقتنائها (الجزء الثاني)   Posted […]

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