Everyone's a Maker!

Dan Schneiderman


What do you think of when you think of the Maker movement?

3D Printers?

Arduinos & Raspberry Pis?

It is all of those things and more including:

The maker movement is everything DIY, tinkering, and people making things

Who here considers themselves a maker?

Everyone is a maker!

“So how can you get started making things?”

1. Makerspaces

Physical locations where communities share tools and help each other make things

Community Makerspaces

Library Makerspace

K-12 Makerspace

College Makerspace


Pop Up or Mobile

2. Start Making at Home



Duct tape

Recycled Materials

Taking Things Apart

3. Invest in Basic Tools

Basic Things

  • Good knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Soldering Iron
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench Set
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves
  • Pliers
  • Sewing Kit
  • Hand Saws

Buy Later

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Arduinos
  • 3D Printer
  • CNC Machine
  • Sewing Machine

4. Look for Inspiration

Imagine RIT

Maker Faires

Rochester Mini Maker Faire

November 19th, 2016

School Maker Faire

Inspiration Online

  • Arduino Projects
  • Hack a Day
  • Reddit
  • Exploratorium
  • Hackster.io
  • Public Labs
  • YouTube
  • Adafruit
  • Make Magazine
  • Instructables
  • Pinterest
  • Etsy
  • Thingiverse
  • Kickstarter

Tips for Making

Adam Savage's

10 Commandments for Makers

1. Make something. Anything.

2. Make stuff that improves your life, either mechanically or aesthetically.

3. Don't wait.

4. Use a project to learn a skill.

5. ASK. Ask for help.

6. Share your methods and knowledge and don't make them a secret.

7. Discouragement and failure are part of the process.

8. Measure carefully.

9. Make things for other people.

10. Use more cooling fluid!

Make Messes

Build with the Community

Always Be Curious


Everyone's a Maker!

By Daniel Schneiderman

Everyone's a Maker!

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