Chapter 10

Resources mentioned in Chapter 10 – Stuff
  • FabLab Equipment Shopping List – A useful spreadsheet of tools, vendors, and prices for equipping an official Fab Foundation Fab Lab.
  • Sparkfun Electronics – Specializes in hobbyist electronic components, tools, and kits. The website features a project blog, buying guides, and tutorials from soldering to using a breadboard. Ask for educator discounts.
  • Adafruit – Unique and Fun DIY Electronics and Kits. Check the Young Engineers section for selections that are whimsical and fun. Ask for educator discounts.
  • Maker Shed – Make Magazine online store. Kits, maker hobby items, and books.
  • Robotshop – All your robot needs in one place. Robots for home, school, and professional use, plus drones, wearable technology, kits, toys, parts, and apps.
  • Digikey – Extensive collection of electronic components. If you can’t find it here, it might not exist!
  • Jameco Electronics – A popular source of electronics parts and kits.
  • Amazon – Always check to see if the item you are looking for has a better price. It is helpful that many school districts are signing up for Amazon purchasing contracts.
  • eBay – There are often good deals to be found when looking for bulk components like LEDs or batteries, but be cautious and read the fine print.
  • Donor’s Choose – is an online charity. US public school teachers post classroom project requests and people can fund them.
  • Instructables How to Solder – A comprehensive guide to soldering, safety, and using the right tools.
  • Sylvia’s Maker Show How To Solder Flyer – Fun handout on how to solder with great tips and safety instructions.
  • Audacity – Free audio editor and recorder software. This is a must have!
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