One of the basic tenets and strengths of the maker movement is its emphasis on constructive and collaborative learning through hands-on, trial-and-error experimentation. While a live mentor demonstrating and leading activities is the gold standard, a growing number of titles offer inspiration, support, and clarification for a wide variety of maker topics. The following list of recommended books was crowdsourced by librarians running maker spaces and/or offering maker programming in their libraries or schools.
“ One year ago, a simple and very cool construction kit for children came out; called Strawbees, it lets kids develop their inner engineer by making all kinds of structures out of ordinary drinking straws and cardboard. Now, a spinoff project has emerged: a “toy to make toys” called Quirkbot. Quirkbot is a small 8MHz microcontroller…”
Via Amalia Liogas
“ Building our geeky ideas has never before been so easy. Arduino and Raspberry Pi and Raspberry alternatives are more affordable than ever. Components are available in abundance. Online tutorials and courses abound. In short, now is the time to learn DIY electronics, and these are our top recommended resources for doing just that. We've written in the past about how…”
Via Amalia Liogas
“ Completing an Arduino project gives you a sense of satisfaction like no other. The problem is, most beginners aren't sure where to start, and without previous Maker experience, or some sort of electronics background, even beginner's projects can seem rather... well, daunting. Today we're going to feature 10 simple projects that even the most novice of…”
Via Josain Zsun
“ In the spirit and celebration of Arduino Day, we’ve compiled a list of some great past projects for your enjoyment. While the Arduino UNO and older Duemilanove are two of the most common Arduino boards, the MEGA and the Yún should not be avoided.”
Via F. Thunus, Josain Zsun
“ In today’s greenhouses, many parameter measurements are required to monitor and control for the good quality and productivity of plants. Here in this project by using GSM Module we can keep information about the affects of climate on plants”
Via Mukul Vaishnav
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