Links to great ideas and resources

NOTE:  This is a work in progress! Stay tuned!

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Sparkfun's treasure trove of resources:

https://learn.sparkfun.com/?_ga=1.203650640.1511109673.1415730242

Makey Makey in particular from Sparkfun

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/makey-makey-quickstart-guide

Makey Makey Gallery:

http://makeymakey.com/gallery/

LEGO MINDSTORMS:
    https://education.lego.com/en-us/lesi/middle-school/mindstorms-education-ev3

From Tufts' Center for Engineering Education and Outreach

LEGO WeDo Challenges -- Dr. E's

LEGO MINDSTORMS Challenges -- Dr. E's

iCreate to Educate for SAM Animation;

http://www.icreatetoeducate.com

Art of Tinkering from the Exploratorium 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Tinkering-Karen-Wilkinson/dp/1616286091

Scratch

http://scratch.mit.edu

Little Bits

http://littlebits.cc

From a recent Make Magazine blog post about "starter projects":

Post #1

Post #2

Post #3 -- related to Teacher professional development opportunities 

Great paper airplane resource:

http://www.10paperairplanes.com/how-to-make-paper-airplanes/01-the-moth.html

Build a LEGO MINDSTORMS paper airplane launcher

http://ice-web.cc.gatech.edu/dl/?q=node/997

 

Some "low tech" projects we have done with teachers:

Binder Clip bling:
    http://makezine.com/projects/led-binder-clip-bling/

The simple motors I had out for demo.  You can “blingify” them:
    http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/taxonomy/term/7879#.U9J2dlaZOOc

The paper helicopter:
    https://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/roto-copter.html
    (there are many many links on this one)

Paper speakers: (note, we did my simplest version of this activity but these links cover the essence of what we did and give you ideas for other directions to take it!)
    
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25jNLTBx0PU
    http://makezine.com/projects/styrofoam-plate-speaker/
    http://highlowtech.org/?p=1372


Other Websites:

Maker related websites:

We are makers video:
    http://vimeo.com/66162292

Make magazine blog — lots of inspiration
    http://makezine.com/blog/

Freely shared 2D and 3D designs:
    http://www.thingiverse.com

Great project how-to sites:
    http://www.instructables.com
    http://makezine.com/projects/

Great vendors of electronics and other maker goods:
    https://www.sparkfun.com
    http://www.adafruit.com

(check out their “learn” sites as well — learn.sparkfun.com and learn.adafruit.com)

Super cool project site for all ages:
    http://www.howtoons.com

2D and 3D design software for free:
    http://www.123dapp.com
    https://tinkercad.com
    http://www.openscad.org

A great programming environment embedded in a website:
    http://scratch.mit.edu

    http://technologypainting.com/scratch-introduction-start-here/
    
Here is a short list of book resources:

1) http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Tinkering-Karen-Wilkinson/dp/1616286091

2) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936749750/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1936749750&linkCode=as2&tag=normalblog-20&linkId=5AGWWLT352CEOG7F

3) http://www.inventtolearn.com

4) Howtoons book: http://imagecomics.com/content/view/diy-for-the-next-generation-of-makers-in-howtoons