Instructables – A DIY online community that allows you to explore and upload creations. Owned by Autodesk. Look for the educator portal for curated resources sorted by grade levels and subjects.
Make Magazine Projects – Projects in electronics, craft, science, art, robots, and many more categories in all ranges of challenge.
How Stuff Works – Diagrams, videos, and podcast explanations of how things work. Originally this site mostly featured machines and technology, it now encompasses a wider array of health, lifestyle, culture, and other possibly inappropriate categories.
Geek Dad & Geek Mom – Chris Anderson started the “Geek Dad” blog on Wired magazine in 2007 but has since passed it on to a team of writers. The site features product reviews and project ideas for families.
Howtoons – Comic strip stories and project kits to inspire building, designing, engineering and inventing. (Web archive only)
Make Magazine – A print and online magazine for inventors and tinkerers of all ages.
HackSpace Magazine – Although published in partnership with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, this magazine offers open source projects for a wide variety of physical computing and fabrication projects. All issues can be downloaded for free.
Maker Faire – See and share inventions around the world at one of hundreds of Maker Faires and Mini Maker Faires around the world.
Fab Foundation – MIT Center for Bits and Atoms support site for the international network of fab(rication) labs.
FabLearn – FabLearn is a network of researchers and K-12 educators working to bring constructionist learning to education.
Sugru – Miraculous shapeable air-cured rubber, because “the future needs fixing!“
DailyPapert – Archive of articles and multimedia of Seymour Papert curated by Gary Stager.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) – The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve released the Next Generation Science Standards to modernize science teaching and learning in US schools.
Scaling in FabLearn Denmark – Two reports from a consortium of schools participating in FabLearn Denmark document the progress of a large scale implementation of making and digital fabrication labs across Denmark. There is good research and conclusions about curriculum, assessment, and professional development.
Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution – Neil Gershenfeld and his two brothers forecast a world where fabrication technology looks like a universal replicator straight out of Star Trek. They disagree, however, on whether this will democratize fabrication, creating self-sufficient cities and the ability to make (almost) anything, or whether it will lead to massive inequality.
DIYbio – Do-It-Yourself Biology community and resources.
BioBuilder – Synthetic biology curriculum and resources for middle and high school classrooms. BioBuilderClub offers support for high school teams participating in an annual project exhibition.
bio.maker.lab – High school activities and labs using the bio.maker.lab, a low cost mobile device used in synthetic biology experiments.