Maker Tools

3D printing is a rapidly expanding part of the Maker Movement that allows anyone to design, build and sell their own consumer goods; from checker pieces to appliance parts. Why use it? Allows anyone at home to design, build, and sell their...
The 3Doodler is a cross between a 3D printer and a pen, allowing for hand drawn, 3D creations using either ABS, PLA, or Flexy plastics. Why use it? Very engaging Easy to quickly draw mockups of 3D ideas Is an artistic medium that...
Circuit Scribe is a way for students to explore making and learning about circuits without the need for wiring.Why use it?Circuit Scribe does not need wires.Components are magnetic to provide both mechanical connection to the page and electrical...
Cubelets are cubs that will magnetize to each other in order to create a robot. There are many different Cubelets with a variety of functions that range from a distance sensor, to wheels, and an inverse function.Why use it?Easy to use way to create...
Dash and Dot are a pair of robots made by Wonder Technologies aimed at introducing kids at young ages to robots and coding. Why use it? Child friendly and durable, with apps aimed at ages 5+ and 8+ Can be as simple as remote...
Little Bits are a series of electronic modules that connect to each other using magnetic connectors. Each module does one specific task, split into the categories of power, input, wire, and output. Recommended age: 8+ Why to use it:Very easy to...
Makey Makey is a device that connects to a computer and then interprets a closed circuit as a variety of different key strokes depending on how the user has it set up.Why use it?Allows for an engaging exploration of what does and does not conduct...
Osmo includes a series of apps along with peripherals to help teach children, 5-12, programming, shapes, physics, numbers, and words.Why use it?The apps for the iPad are free.The activities are child friendly.Gamification of education.
Ozobot is a tiny robot that will follow colour coded routes on paper, or can be programmed using a computer or a tablet to perform actions such as turning, rotating, or displaying specific colours.Why use it? A child friendly way to introduce...
Sphero is a small sphere robot that is controlled through your phone through apps. The apps cover a wide range of activities from playing a game to learning about coding.Why to use it:Easy and fun to useWaterproof, shock resistant, and designed to...