We have an upcoming holiday workshop at Landon Library and wanted to make something special for the event. We’ve had an idea for a while now to use a MaKey MaKey and Scratch to introduce people to playing the piano. These two tools allow us to make playing the piano seem less intimidating, because instead of […]Read more "How to use a MaKey MaKey and Scratch to learn the piano"
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 […]Read more "Top Five Squishy Circuit Projects"
In the final instalment of our three-part series exploring how to create library makerspaces on different budget ranges, we’ll be exploring what to do if you secure a large amount of funding, and we’ll attempt to answer the question – what would a $1,000,000 library makerspace look like? If you receive a million dollar grant […]Read more "How to make a $1,000,000 library makerspace"
Last week we explored ideas for building a $100 library makerspace. This week we’re increasing our budget 10 fold and exploring how to build a $1000 library makerspace. While our budget has gone up significantly, we’ll still have to be strategic about how we spend our money. Should I buy a 3D printer? We get asked this […]Read more "How to make a $1000 makerspace for your library"
Working with the MakerBus we’ve had to learn how to do a lot with very little. This is the first instalment of a three-part series exploring how to create library makerspaces with very little (the $100 makerspace), moderate (the $1000 makerspace), and a ludicrous (the $1,000,000 makerspace) amounts of funding. Follow along as we share […]Read more "How to make a $100 makerspace for your library"