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Once you get started making, this page will host a community gallery to share the work of makers who’ve created projects from (or inspired by) the Big Book of Makerspace Projects which I co-wrote with Aaron Graves.


The Big Book of Makerspace Projects is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and and will be shipping out to you this October!

Here is the blurb from Amazon:

Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels!

Written by two school librarians obsessed with making stuff, this easy-to-follow guide is full of hands-on, low-cost makerspace projects that will inspire inventors and makers of all ages. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn features practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers.

The book features dozens of classroom-tested, hands-on DIY projects and challenges. Each project features clear, non-technical step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success, expand the imagination, and foster innovation. You will explore recyclables hacks, smartphone tweaks, paper and sewing circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3-D printing, and much, much more!

• Fun projects spur the creativity of makers at every skill level
• Covers trending technology such as littleBits, Makey Makey, and Sphero
• Authored by a pair of experienced educators and dedicated makers”

Exciting, right? Here is the Amazon link if you want to preorder or bookmark it.

Wish lists for products by chapter

Chapter 1-3

  • Mostly free and household stuff! Look around for rad recyclables to complete most of these projects!
  • Pepper’s Ghost with littleBits

Paper Circuits in Chapter 4

Coding in Chapter 5

Musical Instruments in Chapter 6

Sewing Circuits in Chapter 7


Makey Makey Projects in Chapter 8

Programming Robots Projects in Chapter 9

littleBits Projects in Chapter 10

  • Project 41: Servo Bit (o14), pulse Bit (i16), power Bit (p1) with cable and 9-V battery
  • Project 42: RGB Bit (o3), pulse Bit (i16), wire Bit (w1), power Bit (p1) with cable and 9-V battery
  • Project 43: DC motor Bit (o25), slide dimmer Bit (i5), wire Bit (w1), power Bit (p1) with cable and 9-V battery, MotorMate

Mash-up Projects in Chapter 12