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Northeast Ohio Maker Users Group
Teacher Recommended Resources

Cookie Caster
“Design your own cookie cutter then download files to 3-D print.”

Corel Draw
Free trial of Corel Draw, anntuitive and comprehensive graphics, layout and website design software.

An electronic cutting machine. Great first step in Makerspace. Easy to use.

Great Project Ideas List—Cleveland Mobile Fab Lab
Intended as starting points—includes Wind Turbine project idea—great for sixth grade.
Tom Hammond shared his site-a great example of proof of concept (was featured on CNN, and other major network news outlets) He has a Raspberry Pi and Arduino Micro Controller set up so people can select which christmas light display to view at his house via the internet.

MIT Media Lab—LIfelong Kindergarten
Scratch, Makey Makey, Duct Tape Network and more

iPad to 3D printer. Introduction to Pre K-12 maker education, including a survey of maker tools, such as 3D design, 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics, coding, AR, VR + animation.

One Button Studio
Many schools are starting to create digital makerspaces. This is out of Penn State University—resource/guide to creating an automated and streamlined video recording studio. Great for teachers who want to record something for flipped classroom, or students to create digital content.

Paper Engineering
This is a site by Sarah Wallace — in attendance at the meeting and Cleveland Fab Lab Coordinator. As she confirms—you don’t need to spend money on devices etc. you can do so much with paper.

Paper Roller Coasters
Create incredible paper roller coasters using our colorful strips of heavy paper. By folding, cutting, and taping strips together you will be able to make sturdy roller coasters that reach the ceiling!
Provides templates—but challenges and creativity endless. Very small one time fee

Project Ignite
Can assign projects. Tinkercad on steroids. Manage classes, allocate assignments, lessons and tutorials

FREE “3-d Design and Modeling Tool for all. Allows users to imagine anything then it  in minutes”

Wayne County Mini Maker Faire
The Univeristy of Akron Wayne College—Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue to for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

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