Resources mentioned in Chapter 6 of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
Squishy Circuits – The home of all things related to Squishy Circuits
Squishy Circuits Store – Kits of LEDs and other parts that work well with squishy circuits
Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show about Squishy Circuits – Super-Awesome Sylvia explains Squishy Circuits to kids of all ages.
High-Low Tech group at MIT – Engages diverse audiences in designing and building their own technologies and develops tools that democratize engineering.
Craft Tech Lab – Mike Eisenberg heads this research group at Colorado University, Boulder interweaving computation and craft materials. Website offers research, resources, and community outreach events.
Fab Central – Organizing website for worldwide FabLabs maintained by the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
Makerspace Directory – Worldwide list of makerspaces.
Hackerspaces.org – A list of hackerspaces worldwide, events, challenges, resources, and more
Hackerspace Meetup groups –
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TechShop – Shared workshop spaces in seven communities, more planned to open soon.
K-12 Digital Fabrication Labs Discussion Group – A google group of K-12 educators who share ideas, projects, and resources.
Rolobox – Wheel sets for cardboard boxes. Great for use with Makedo and other materials.
Makedo – Wicked cool reusable connectors, hinges and child-safe saws for building cardboard constructions.
Other Robotics Competitions – List compiled by NASA of many other robotics competitions
Sugru – Miraculous shapeable air-cured rubber, because “the future needs fixing!“
Casey Neistat – Filmmaker Casey Neistat creates incredibly creative short videos using everyday cameras and simple, easy to reproduce production effects.
Tapagami – Tapigami is an art form using masking tape created by Danny Scheible.
Pics4Learning.com – Database of free, copyright friendly photographs submitted by educators and students around the world.
Audacity – Free audio editor and recorder software. This is a must have!
Bare (conductive) Paint – Paint pens and interactive card kits. This is a UK-based company; some of their materials are available at ThinkGeek and Amazon.
The Story of Caine’s Arcade – Caine Munro and his cardboard arcade have inspired millions of people around the world to be more playful and creative.