Makerspace Resources

At the Library

Use the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue to find resources on your topic, including this selection of books and magazines: 


 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius / by Colleen and Aaron Graves  How to Build Robots / by Louise Derrington  Looking Inside a 3D Printer / by Quenton Oakes  Out of the Box / by Jemma Westing

 Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Electronics / by Megan Kopp Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Exploring the Outdoors / by Sarah Levete  Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Woodworking / by Sarah Levete   Green Screen Maker Space Project Book / by Todd Burleson

Online Resources

Make magazine website

Make it @ Your Library is devoted to helping libraries realize Maker projects in their space!
Browse through some of the projects that are being made in libraries right now! Are there some you’d like to do at your library?

Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document and share your creations.
This is a great place to find inspiring maker activities! There are over 100,000 projects to look through, and they all have step-by-step instructions to help show you the way.

Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.
If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet, you really should! This site lets you save “pins” that link to all kinds of great projects all over the web. Search “maker” to come up with all kinds of interesting ideas. 

Howtoons is the world’s greatest D.I.Y. Comic Website!
Are you a visual learner? Do regular old instructions bore you? Then Howtoons might be the site for you.  A comic book illustrator, a toy designer and an inventor got together and collaborated on this fun website, which combines instructions with storytelling.

Make: is owned by Maker Media, who serve a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology.
The Make: website has a ton of great project ideas, all labelled according to their difficulty level and complete with step-by-step instructions. Don’t forget: the Chatham-Kent Public Library has a subscription to the print version of Make: magazine. And yes, you can borrow it!

IKEA Hackers is a site about modifications on and repurposing of Ikea products.
Ever get sick of following the rules? IKEA Hackers is all about breaking the “code” of furniture assembly- and the results can be really cool! Browse through the user-submitted ideas for inspiration and tips! 

DIY is a community for curious and awesome kids. Get skills, use the Internet for good, meet others who share the same passions, and generally be awesome.
This is a great website for seeing what other kids are making. Earn badges and level up by sharing your own projects! You can browse the projects without logging in, but you will need a parent or educator’s permission if you want to gain XP.

In My Community

CK Maker Group
WEtech Alliance
Windsor Hackforge

Government Resources

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE)