TOOLS, SUPPLIES & TECH RESOURCES

Any space can be a Maker Space! Here’s a list of tools, supplies and resources we use. Although we cannot endorse any specific supplier, we have provide links to vendors we’ve ordered from for your convenience. Please use your discretion when ordering. And make sure any tools you use are age appropriate and adult supervised. If you have limited space, we highly recommend setting up a mobile Maker Cart.


MAKER TOOLS

  • Adjustable/Leather Hole Punches: www.harborfreight.com

  • Regular Hole Punches

  • Scissors

  • Hot Glue Guns & Hot Glue Sticks

  • Glue Stick

  • Pruning Shears, Cut All Scissors or Large Wire Cutters (for cutting wood)

  • Wire Cutters

  • Wire Strippers: www.harborfreight.com

  • Small Utility Knives:

  • Needle Nose Pliers

  • Biology Probes/Dissection Needles: www.amazon.com

  • Embroidery Needles (for scoring): Walmart or craft store

  • Rulers or Straight Edges (for measuring & scoring)


ELECTRONICS & TECH SUPPLIES


SOLDERING STATION


ART & CRAFTS MATERIALS

  • 2” & 1.5” Thick Foam Circles (For Automata): www.inspire-create.com

  • Thick Foam Squares: www.amazon.com

  • Paper Straws: www.amazon.com

  • Plastic Milkshake Straws: www.amazon.com

  • Mini Brads: www.amazon.com

  • 1” Brass Brads: Office Depot or Office Max

  • Plastic Wheels: www.amazon.com; www.amazon.com; www.amazon.com

  • Wooden Popsicle Sticks & Spools: www.caseywoodproducts.com

  • Large Wooden Skewers (works with large pony beads): Get large at any grocery store

  • Thin Baking/Bamboo Skewers (work with small pony beads): Hobby Lobby or Baking Supplies; Asian Markets

  • Large Pony Beads (make sure they work with larger skewers)

  • Small Pony Beads (make sure they work with smaller skewers)

  • Construction Paper

  • Scrapbook Paper

  • Pom Pom Balls:

  • Pipe Cleaners

  • Googly Eyes

  • 1” Metal Paper Clips: Office Max or Walmart

  • Coated Paper Clips: Office Max or Walmart

  • Plastic Film Canisters: www.amazon.com