Maker Space Ideas & Resources

Duct Tape

Idea: Duck Tape Club Videos

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Idea: Duct Tape Instructables

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Top Secret Science

Idea: Hidden Messages

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Idea: Magnetic Hidden Messages

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Idea: Secret Messages with Watercolors or glue stick

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Write a message using a purple glue stick and let it dry. Spray with windex to reveal the massage.

Idea: Secret codes for Kids

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Young Makers

"Young Makers program brings together a community of young people, ages 8-18, of varying backgrounds, interests, and skill levels, with mentors and a space to make."

Instructables; Share What You Make

"With Instructables you can share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts."


"Incredible structures have been created within Minecraft. Why can't we take those virtual creations, and bring them into the real world? This is our attempt to create a bridge between Minecraft and the real world, via 3D Printers."


Build a Simple Circuit From a Pizza Box (no soldering)

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Makey Makey

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Little Bits Task Cards

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Idea: Snap Circuits

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Idea: Brush Bots, Squishy Circuits

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Idea: Bee Bot

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Rasberry Pi

"The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse."

Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.


Soda Box Pencil Cases

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Homemade Insruments

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Building Squares

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Idea: Toy Take Apart

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Students take donated toys apart and try to put them back together.

Idea: Recycled Robot Kits

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NMC Academy

"The NMC Academy’s free, online mini-courses are hosted by a variety of education institutions and specifically designed for busy teachers and faculty serving students in grades 6 through 16 "

Word Work

Remix the Sunday Comics

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Black Out Poetry (weeded books)

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"Our mission is to provide engaging content that teaches kids how to build things, combining instructions with storytelling."

Structural Design

Concept Cars

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This list was compiled from TeachThought's list and other various resources that are linked under each idea.