Are you part of the makerspace culture? Do the words Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Servo make your creative juices flow? Then you already know that there are many sources for finding interesting maker projects available. However, the library has two sources that you may not have considered.
The first source is the database Access Science. It has a section on maker projects that includes such ideas as a Laser-Grid Intruder Alarm. Check out more projects in a variety of fields on the Access Science website - but be sure to log in with your card number and PIN first.
The second source is a print magazine called Make:. You can find in on the shelves in the Reference Department at the Tremont Road library. It is published every other month by Maker Media and provides instructions on do-it-yourself (DIY) and Do-It-with-Others (DIWO) projects in a range of skill levels with inexpensive materials.
Maker Media, the publisher of this magazine, started the Maker Faire, which is held each year to share ideas and bring together participants in this popular movement. Maker Faire 2016 was held last month in New York City. Maker Faire 2017 will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. So begin making one of the awesome projects in these sources now, and enter next year’s Maker Faire just for the fun of it!