The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book

Author: Yoshihito Isogawa
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593276003
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 Idea Book explores dozens of creative ways to build amazing mechanisms with the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set. Each model includes a list of the required parts, minimal text, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without the need for step-by-step instructions. You’ll learn to build cars with real suspension, steerable crawlers, ball-shooters, grasping robotic arms, and other creative marvels. Each model demonstrates simple mechanical principles that you can use as building blocks for your own creations. Best of all, every part you need to build these machines comes in one LEGO set (#31313)!

Curious Pearl Tinkers with Simple Machines

Author: Eric Braun
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781515838371
Release Date: 2018-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Curious Pearl and her brother don't like chores. They'd rather play with their kitten. But Dad looks serious, so Pearl and her brother come up with a solution. They build a contraption to help them with their chores. As they build, Pearl teaches her brother all about simple machines. Free bonus video content through the Capstone 4D augmented reality app enhances the science experience.

63 Ready to Use Maker Projects

Author: Ellyssa Kroski
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838915912
Release Date: 2018-12-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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; andcardboard 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.