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63 Ready-to-Use Maker Projects
edited by Ellyssa Kroski
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1591-2
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $67.99
 
 
 
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368 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 9780838915912
Year Published: 2018
AP Categories: A, C, I
This new compilation from editor and maker Kroski spotlights a multitude of creative projects that you can tailor for your own library. Librarians and makers from across the country present projects as fun as an upcycled fashion show, as practical as Bluetooth speakers, and as mischievous as a catapult. Included are projects for artists, sewers, videographers, coders, and engineers. The handy reference format will help you quickly identify the estimated costs, materials, and equipment; and because several projects don’t even require a dedicated makerspace, every library can join in. Inside you’ll find how-to guidance for projects like
  • a foam rocket launcher;
  • stop-motion animation with 3D print characters;
  • found-object robots;
  • glowing ghost marionettes;
  • Arduino eTextiles;
  • magnetic slime;
  • yarn painting;
  • fidget flannels;
  • an LED brooch; and
  • cardboard sculpture.
With takeaways like origami tea lights or a t-shirt tote bag, your patrons will be sure to remember how much fun your library can be.
Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Preface


Paper, Cardboard, and Crafts Projects
1.    Create Your Own Lava Lamps by Jessica Logan
2.    Host an Upcycled Fashion Show by Spring Lavallee
3.    Do-It-Yourself Chain Mail by Heather Buhler
4.    How to Make Your Own Cardboard Standup by Melissa Salnave
5.    Hydro-Dipping Flower Pots by Silvia Gutierrez
6.    Create Magnetic Slime by Jessica Logan
7.    Duct Tape Crafts: Wallet and Rose by Catherine Blair
8.    Create Papercraft Toys by Catherine Blair
9.    Card-Making with Conductive Paint by Lyssa Troemel
10.    Build and Launch Foam Rockets by Nick Madsen
11.    Create Pet Rocks and Rock Pets by Heidi Colom
Sewing and Textiles Projects
12.    Fidget Flannels by Amanda Kramer
13.    Sew a Glowing Ghost Marionette by Lyssa Troemel
14.    Hand Sew a Mini Stuffed Animal by Leanne Posey
15.    Transform a T-Shirt to Tote Bag in Ten Steps by Silvia Gutierrez
16.    Yarn Painting by Jessica Logan
17.    Create a Woven Communi-Tree by Spring Lavallee
18.    Sew a Zippered Pencil Pouch by Lyssa Troemel
19.    Sew Your Own Flag by Katherine Lawrence
20.    Sew a Pillowcase Photo Frame by Silvia Gutierrez 
Circuitry, Wiring, and Wearables Projects
21.    Create e-Textiles with LilyPad Arduino by Hannah Pope
22.    Create a Soft Circuit Bracelet by Susan Barnum
23.    Create LED Origami Tea Lights by Susan Barnum
24.    Make LED Bookmarks by Jessica Logan
25.    Create an LED Brooch by Casey McCoy
26.    R’Orchestra: Musical Instruments with Makey-Makey by Cory Greenwood
27.    Begin Soldering and Earn a Blinking LED Badge by Laura Baker
Milling, Soldering, and Cutting Projects
28.    Create a Wooden Maze with a CNC Mill Machine by Erik Carlson
29.    Create Your Own Catapults by Laura Baker
30.    Laser-Cut a Cardboard Glider Plane by Erik Carlson
31.    Create a Custom Sign Using a Silhouette Vinyl Cutter by Lyssa Troemel
32.    Laser-Cut Your Own Greeting Card by Jacqueline R. Mitchell
33.    Build a Six-Piece Interlocking Burr Puzzle by Erik Carlson
34.    Create a Cardboard Sculpture Using a Laser Cutter by Jacqueline R. Mitchell
35.    Create Hidden Treasure Boxes by Amanda Kramer and Brian Palmer
36.    Build Bluetooth Speakers by Brian Palmer
37.    Create Stamps to Tell Stories by Lizzie Nolan
High-Tech Programming and Robotics Projects
38.    Scribble Droid: Making a Robot out of Found Objects by Laura Baker
39.    Build Solar Robots by Jessica Logan
40.    Robot Biomimicry by Michael Cherry
41.    3D Printing and Robotics: Hooks and Hammers by Michael Cherry
42.    Create a DIY Raspberry Pi Bar Code Scanner by Tom Tran
43.    Sonic Pi for Creative Coders by Kate Lomax
44.    Create an Utrasonic Speed Detector by Joe Stewart, James Bettke, Annie Stewart, and Shane Mann
45.    Privacy and Security Awareness Training with Raspberry Pi by Kate Lomax
Digital Media Projects
46.    Make a Movie in Four Hours by Nick Madsen
47.    Light Painting by Emily Stratford
48.    Storyboarding to Create Films without Celluloid by Andy Horbal and Lealin Queen
49.    Video Editing to Remix Films by Andy Horbal and Lealin Queen
50.    Black History Month Interview Project by Sienna Cittadino
51.    Hack a JPEG Image by Sienna Cittadino
52.    Green Screen Photography by Amelia Vander Heide
53.    Create Digitized Sketchbooks by Ingrid Grace
3D Printing Projects
54.    Turn Yourself into a Chocolate Lollipop! by Sienna Cittadino
55.    3D Print a Bust of Yourself by Andy Horbal, Preston Tobery, and Yitzhak Paul
56.    Create Your Own Board Game by Jessica Logan
57.    Create 3D Prints on Fabric by Hannah Pope
58.    3D Print a Marionette by Lyssa Troemel
59.    3D Print Characters for Stop-Motion Films by Michael Cherry
60.    Hack a 3D Print by Susan Barnum
61.    Turn 2D Graphics into 3D Prints by Susan Barnum
62.    Create Your Own 3D Designs by Samantha Trinh
63.    Create a 3D Touch Display for the Library by Juan Denzer

About the Editor

Ellyssa Kroski is the director of information technology at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 36 books, including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age, for which she won the American Association of Law Libraries’ Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award in 2014. Her ten-book technology series, The TECH SET®, won the ALA’s Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University and San Jose State University, and an international conference speaker. Her professional portfolio is located at www.ellyssakroski.com.
 
 

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