A while back, I spoke to a student who mentioned that she makes her own shampoo. “Huh,” I thought to myself, “That’s cool. I hadn’t ever thought about making my own shampoo. I wonder if it’s any good?” Fast forward a … Read more >
I have been doing a lot of soul-searching lately as a result of what’s been going on politically in the United States, as a maker, as a librarian, and as a person. A lot of the challenges we will be … Read more >
I’m going to be honest: after Election Day, I was pretty convinced that there would be little interest in the maker movement from the incoming Executive Branch. So I was surprised to see that the conservative Brookings Institution has just … Read more >
This week’s From the Archives post is a good example of a project the Silhouette Cameo (or other cutting machines) works well for. I recently had some students ask me about creating a custom hoodie for a friend, and we are … Read more >
Over the past few months, we’ve been piloting Toy Takeapart at our statewide MakerFest events and Michigan Makers after-school program. It’s pretty close to a sure-fire hit.
We visit our favorite end-of-the-line thrift store outlet, where we can buy electronic … Read more >
It’s the time of the year where everyone seems to be putting together lists. As a librarian, my very favorite kind of list is a list of recommended books. This, my friends, is how we discover what to read next! … Read more >