MakerSpace Kits Lending Library
The REMC Association of Michigan (REMCAM) provided each of the 26 REMC's in the state with a starter Maker Kit that could be used by member school districts. REMC 10 has added several items to the starter kit. Each item in the kit is loaned out separately for a period of 2 weeks at a time.
What is a MakerSpace? According to Makerspaces.org "A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools...." The concept supports STEM/STEAM and encourages creativity, exploration, and critical thinking.
"Makedo is a cardboard construction system for 21st century thinking, making and play." description courtesy of www.make.do Quantity 4 of the Makedo classroom kits (each with additional standard and large screws, a set of better cardboard knives and a zip tool) are available for loan.
- 5 x 7 ft when extended
- Folds down to a compact 30" X 30"
- Chromakey green on one side and blue on the reverse
- Spring steel liner flexes out to hold the material tight
- Packs into a zippered case
- Many free green screen applications available to use with it
"Calling all creative thinkers and curious minds—it's time to tinker! The KEVA Maker Bot Maze lets you experiment, innovate and create with precision-engineered KEVA planks and a variety of doodads and gizmos! Customize a pair of motorized bots using crafty items found within this one-of-a-kind kit. The more unique looking, the better!" description courtesy of http://www.mindware.orientaltrading.com/keva-maker-bot-maze-a2-68409.fltr. Quantity of 1 available for loan.
"In a room full of children and KEVA® Planks, attention spans lengthen, concentration intensifies, creativity is focused, voices are muted, teamwork happens, excitement builds, projects flow, and children yearn to learn." description courtesy of http://www.kevaplanks.com/general-education-all-teachers. Quantity of 2 sets available for loan.
"Winner of 13+ awards & gift guides, the Gizmos & Gadgets, 2nd Edition is the ultimate app-enabled invention toolbox. It transforms passive screen time into a passion for hands-on inventing, problem solving and creativity." description courtesy of http://littlebits.cc/kits/gizmos-and-gadgets-kit-2nd-edition. Quantity of 1 of this item is available for loan.
"Winner of 15 awards & gift guides, the Rule Your Room Kit empowers your kids to transform any boring old object into an awesome, interactive invention. They'll have so much fun, they won't even realize they're gaining STEM/STEAM skills for the future." description courtesy of http://littlebits.cc/kits/rule-your-room-kit. Quantity of 5 of this item is available for loan.
"Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between." description courtesy of http://www.makeymakey.com. Quantity of 6 sets of Makey Makeys are available for loan.
"Bit is the world’s smallest smart robot. This right brain – left brain integrating bot builds both creativity and coding skills in ages 6 and up. Advance from basic color coding to intermediate block-based programming with Bit." description courtesy of http://ozobot.com Quantity of 1 of the Classroom Kit is available for loan. Quantity of 2 sets of Ozobot 2.0 Bit, Dual Packs is also available for loan.
"Are you a student, teacher, beginning maker, or tinkerer? Or are you just someone wanting to get involved with 3D printing without breaking the bank? Then the ERIS® is the machine for you. With a build area of over 4.9" (124mm) in diameter and 6-1/2" (165mm) tall, it packs a lot of print size in a small and portable package." description courtesy of https://www.seemecnc.com/collections/ready-to-print-3d-printers/products/eris-desktop-3d-printer. Quantity 1 available for loan.
"The Sphero SPRK is a robotic ball which takes the mechanisms used to control toys such as the BB-8 droid and uses them as a way to teach children -- and adults -- the basics of coding. Sphero 2.0 SPRK stands for "Students, Parents, Robots and Kids," and thanks to app connectivity and a teaching platform, the robot does what it says on the tin. Sphero can not only be used at home as a way to gently introduce children to code but also can be used as a valuable teaching tool in schools worldwide." description courtesy of http://www.zdnet.com/product/sphero-sprk-edition/. Quantity of 2 available for loan.
"Strawbees is an award-winning prototyping toy for makers of all ages. It is a kit based on simple units called Strawbees that lets you connect straws to each other and build little to huge mechanical objects from just straws and cardboard, and which stimulates the imagination and encourages storytelling endlessly." description courtesy of http://strawbees.com/about-us/. Quantity 1 of each die available for loan. Dies are used to make as many connectors as you want, the connectors are then used with standard straws to build whatever you and your students can imagine.
"Dash is a real robot, charged and ready to play out of the box. Responding to voice, navigating objects, dancing, and singing, Dash is the robot you always dreamed of having. Use Wonder, Blockly, and other apps to create new behaviors for Dash — doing more with robotics than ever possible. No books or camps needed!" description courtesy of https://www.makewonder.com/dash. Quantity of 2 available for loan.