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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One Microscope Per Child – 3D printing microscopes for students in the London region

On Sunday the MakerBus was honoured to receive a $1000 micro-grant from London SOUP for a new educational initiative we are planning to launch – the One Microscope Per Children project. With the money we will be developing a system of 3D printing affordable microscope clips that can be used to transform any smart phone, tablet, […]

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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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Introduction to Scratch Part III: How do parents and teachers get started using Scratch?

At almost every event or workshop we attend, parents ask our team members the same question, “How do I encourage my child to learn about coding?” While there are a number of great learn-to-code resources available today, Scratch is our go-to suggestion. Each week we’ll be posting a new tip or tutorial for learning how […]

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