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Low-tech Maker
Projects for the Budget
Conscious
Karen Bonanno
Founder & National Director
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Introduction
Educator
Over 35 years’ in K-12
education
Founder/National Direc...
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Housekeeping
• Disclaimer
– The views and opinions are those of the presenter...
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The Maker Options
Low-tech
• Materials primarily on hand
• Minimal prior expe...
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Digital Shift describes low-tech
activities as “LEGOs, arts and crafts,
garde...
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Caine’s Arcade
Caine’s Arcade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U
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Plastic Bottles
Eco-Cooler | Gray Dhaka unveils world’s first zero-electricit...
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Your Supplies
• Repurpose what you already have
• Repurpose what stores will ...
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Tools
• Staple gun
• Hot glue gun
• Sewing needles, pins
• Needle threader
• ...
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Consumables
• Glue (wood, white,
hot glue sticks, PVC
• Tape (packing,
electr...
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Document / Share
• Blogs
• Photos
• Posters
• Project binders
• How-to sheets...
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Lego
Engineering, Arts, Maths
Supplies
• LEGO bricks (Kmart
pack)
• Set a cha...
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Towers of Power
Engineering, Arts, Maths
Supplies
• Paper / thick card
• Toil...
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Marshmallow Construction
Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths
Supplies
• Marshm...
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Marble Run
Science, Engineering, Arts, Maths
Supplies
• Marbles
• Cardboard rol...
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Cardmaking Craftwork
Engineering, Arts, Maths
Supplies
• Paper
• Art supplies
•...
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Paper Sculpture
Engineering, Arts,
Maths
Paper Sculpture – Part 1 https://www.y...
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Platonic Solids
Engineering, Arts, Maths
http://www.minieco.co.uk/i-mathematics...
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Gingerbread House
Engineering, Arts
Supplies
• Milk carton
• Sweet biscuits (la...
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Edible Paper
Science, Arts
http://makezine.com/projects/make-edible-paper-3-eas...
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Upcycle Books & Magazines
Engineering, Arts, Maths
https://au.pinterest.com/e...
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Coasters
Arts, Maths
http://www.cardstore.com/blog/diy-photo-coasters/
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Knitting, Crochet, Macrame
Arts, Maths
http://makezine.com/projects/crocheted-d...
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Knitting
for a
Cause
http://www.auspinners.com.au/charity-knitting-network/defa...
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Knitting Looms, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prz7xum6Wo4
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Knitting Looms, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zds2S6RxHJs
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Knitting Looms, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzjGPRWAaRU
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Toy Hacking
Engineering, Arts
http://andrewsleigh.com/wp/wp-
content/uploads/20...
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Online Resources
• Make It @ Your Library –
– http://makeitatyourlibrary.org/
–...
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Check Out Your Non-Fiction
• Find how-to books
• What topics capture the intere...
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In Closing
Edumakerspace
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Low Tech Maker Projects

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http://eduwebinar.com.au | Karen Bonanno presented this webinar which focuses on maker projects that can be created with readily available materials, on a limited budget and with minimal prior experience.

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Low Tech Maker Projects

  1. 1. Low-tech Maker Projects for the Budget Conscious Karen Bonanno Founder & National Director © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ®
  2. 2. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Introduction Educator Over 35 years’ in K-12 education Founder/National Director of Eduwebinar Talent Dynamics / Talent Dynamics for Young People Karen Bonanno
  3. 3. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Housekeeping • Disclaimer – The views and opinions are those of the presenter and are provided as general information which will require further research to identify the application of the specific requirements to the participant. • Restrictions – Eduwebinar Pty Ltd does NOT give permission for any capture, recording or reproduction of this webinar in any format unless you have prior permission.
  4. 4. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® The Maker Options Low-tech • Materials primarily on hand • Minimal prior experience with the activities Medium-tech • Some specialty materials • Some prior experience with the activities High-tech • Significant supplies investment • Expertise is a huge plus
  5. 5. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Digital Shift describes low-tech activities as “LEGOs, arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, astronomy, knitting, weaving, crochet, jewellery- making, sewing, wood working, metal working, bike repair, button making, and even paper airplane construction.”
  6. 6. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Caine’s Arcade Caine’s Arcade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U
  7. 7. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Plastic Bottles Eco-Cooler | Gray Dhaka unveils world’s first zero-electricity air cooler made from plastic bottles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSbZWNk84F4 Article: http://www.hefty.co/diy-ac/
  8. 8. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Your Supplies • Repurpose what you already have • Repurpose what stores will give away • Check out your ‘cheap’ stores, e.g. Reject Shop, Crazy Clark, Cheap as Chips, Wayne’s World ….. • Check out ALDI • Ask for donations, e.g. LEGO
  9. 9. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Tools • Staple gun • Hot glue gun • Sewing needles, pins • Needle threader • Paint brushes • Hot wire foam cutter • Tweezers • Scissors • Stanley knife • Cutting mat / board • Binder clips / alligator clips • Tape measure • Storage containers (shoe boxes), Labels • Cleaning (broom, dust pan) • Tool box • Knitting / Crochet needles http://makered.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Makerspace-Playbook-Feb-2013.pdf
  10. 10. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Consumables • Glue (wood, white, hot glue sticks, PVC • Tape (packing, electrical, duct, sticky • Popsicle sticks • Cups (plastic / paper • Toothpicks • Staple gun staples • Thread • Fabric / felt • Beads • String • Craft paint / crayons / pens • Cardboard (packing boxes, rolls • Paper (thick, coloured • Wool http://makered.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Makerspace-Playbook-Feb-2013.pdf
  11. 11. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Document / Share • Blogs • Photos • Posters • Project binders • How-to sheets • Videos • Digital stories • Parent days • Special days / weeks of the year • Celebration days • Display • Makerfaire
  12. 12. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Lego Engineering, Arts, Maths Supplies • LEGO bricks (Kmart pack) • Set a challenge e.g. construct a 30 centimetre free- standing structure http://renovatedlearning.com/2014/09/ 12/the-epic-library-lego-wall-how-to- build-one/
  13. 13. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Towers of Power Engineering, Arts, Maths Supplies • Paper / thick card • Toilet rolls • Tape • Paper clips • Scissors 100 Cup Challenge
  14. 14. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Marshmallow Construction Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths Supplies • Marshmallows • Toothpicks • Design books or access to images [1000 ideas about Marshmallow Challenges https://au.pinterest.com/explore/marshmallow-challenge/
  15. 15. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Marble Run Science, Engineering, Arts, Maths Supplies • Marbles • Cardboard rolls • Scissors • Tape St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School – permission from Jackie Child Fun with marble runs http://tinkeringchild.com/fun-with-marble-runs/
  16. 16. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Cardmaking Craftwork Engineering, Arts, Maths Supplies • Paper • Art supplies • Scissors, glue & tape • Papercraft books
  17. 17. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Paper Sculpture Engineering, Arts, Maths Paper Sculpture – Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHle3snR4_8
  18. 18. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Platonic Solids Engineering, Arts, Maths http://www.minieco.co.uk/i-mathematics-platonic-solids-garland/
  19. 19. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Gingerbread House Engineering, Arts Supplies • Milk carton • Sweet biscuits (lattice biscuit) • Icing • Natural food colouring • Lollies [Star Wars inspired gingerbread houses http://makezine.com/2015/12/14/7-star-wars-gingerbread-houses/
  20. 20. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Edible Paper Science, Arts http://makezine.com/projects/make-edible-paper-3-easy-steps/
  21. 21. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Upcycle Books & Magazines Engineering, Arts, Maths https://au.pinterest.com/explore/paper- sculptures/ http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/book-paper- sculptures/ http://makezine.com/projects/upcycle-old-magazines- decorative-paper-tree/
  22. 22. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Coasters Arts, Maths http://www.cardstore.com/blog/diy-photo-coasters/
  23. 23. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Knitting, Crochet, Macrame Arts, Maths http://makezine.com/projects/crocheted-drink-coasters-stack-up-as-a-veggie-sandwich/ http://makezine.com/projects/macrame-a-mario-bros-play-block/
  24. 24. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Knitting for a Cause http://www.auspinners.com.au/charity-knitting-network/default.aspx http://www.knit-a-square.com/
  25. 25. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Knitting Looms, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prz7xum6Wo4
  26. 26. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Knitting Looms, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zds2S6RxHJs
  27. 27. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Knitting Looms, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzjGPRWAaRU
  28. 28. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Toy Hacking Engineering, Arts http://andrewsleigh.com/wp/wp- content/uploads/2013/10/Project-Toy- Hacking.pdf http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/60074/toy- hacks https://goo.gl/hNmYbB Also, search YouTube
  29. 29. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Online Resources • Make It @ Your Library – – http://makeitatyourlibrary.org/ – https://www.facebook.com/MakeItAtYourLibrary/ • Blogs – https://makezine.com/blog/ – http://tinkeringchild.com/ (Jackie Child) – http://renovatedlearning.com/ (Diana Rendina) • MakeZine http://makezine.com/projects/ • Makerspace Playbook https://smithsystem.com/smithfiles/2016/02/29/starting-a- makerspace-beginners-guide/
  30. 30. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Check Out Your Non-Fiction • Find how-to books • What topics capture the interest of your students e.g. flying machines, paper mache • Read It, Make It: Low-Tech Maker Projects and Titles - http://www.slj.com/2016/03/books- media/read-it-make-it-low-tech-maker- projects-and-titles-nonfiction-notions/
  31. 31. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED In Closing Edumakerspace http://www.scoop.it/t/edumakerspace Eduwebinar on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/eduwebinar Future events http://eduwebinar.com.au/webinars Eduwebinar membership http://eduwebinar.com.au/membership
  32. 32. © EDUWEBINAR PTY LTD | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ® Boosting your professional competence 32 ®

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