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Makerspace Kits

The NCKLS’ Maker Kits are created to provide libraries with the opportunity to experiment with the Maker Space movement. The kits contain projects and activities for an experience based program where tweens and teens get to participate in making things like robots and electronic clothing. The kits contain all the necessary materials for creating four or five different projects together, as well as books related to the kit theme. There are twelve Maker Kits available for check out.

How does it work?

  • Kits are checked out for 2 months
  • Kits can only be checked out to libraries
  • Courier, van, or mail can be used to transfer the kit
  • Request a kit
  • If you have questions, contact Nikkie at 1-800-432-2796 ext. 804 or by e-mail at nsierra.

To find out what kits are available, check Verso, call, or email.

#1 Robot Makerspace Kit

Robot KitKit Includes:

Make: SpinBot
4M: Techno Robot
Smithsonian: Robo-Spider
4M: Box Robot
OWI: 7 in 1 Space Fleet

Books Included: Revolution 19; Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong; Cinder; Mila 2.0; Camilla D’errico’s Burn; Etiquette & Espionage; Welcome to Your Awesome Robot; Robotics: Discover the Science & Technology of the Future with 20 Projects

#2 Circuit Makerspace Kit

Circuit Kit

Kit Includes:

MaKey MaKey
Squishy Circuits
Electronic Snap Circuits
LilyPad Arduino

Books Included: Ashes; Jolted: Newton Starker’s Rules for Survival; Squishy Circuits; Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25; Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning; Make: Electronics: Learn by Discovery; Make: Wearable Electronics: Tools and Techniques for Prototyping Interactive Wearables

This sample program can be copied into the Arduino software to reprogram the LilyPad Arduino.

#3 Solar Makerspace Kit

Solar KitKit Includes:

Greenex DIY Amazing Solar Eco-House
Thames & Kosmos Solar Mechanics
Super Deluxe Solar Educational Kit
Snap Circuits Green – Alternative Energy Kit

Books Included:  A Million Suns; Black Hole Sun; Every Soul a Star; Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow; Sunshine; The Age of Miracles; The Battle of the Sun

#4 Mini Weapons Makerspace Kit

Mini Weapons Kit

Kit Includes:

Materials necessary for creating mini weapons
Tools necessary for creating mini weapons

Books Included: Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare; Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 3: Build Siege Weapons of the Dark Ages; Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction Targets: Plus 5 New Miniweapons; The Art of the Catapult: Build Greek Ballistae, Roman Onagers, English Trebuchets, and More Ancient Artillery; Paintball Punk; Point-Blank Paintball; Tomorrow, When the War Began

#5 Builder Makerspace Kit

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LEGOS
K’Nex
Battat Krinkles
Fiddlestix
Tumble Tree Timbers
Cross Platform Connectors

Books Included: National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia; Cathedral; Lonely Planet Not-for-Parents the Real Wonders of the World; The Unofficial Lego Builder’s Guide; The Mythic Bestiary: The Illustrated Guide to the World’s Most Fantastical Creatures; The Lego Ideas Book; The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House & Beyond

#6 Book Repurposing Makerspace Kit

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  • Supplies to disassembling books
    Supplies for re-purposing books
    Ideas for re-purposed books

Books Included: The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls; The Grimm Legacy; Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares; The Archived; Book of a Thousand Days; The Book Thief; The Graveyard Book

#7 Photo Booth Makerspace Kit

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Canon SELPHY CP910 White Portable Wireless Compact Photo Color Printer
Canon KP-108IN Color Ink Paper Set
Premade Props
DIY Props Materials

Books Included: Rain Is Not My Indian Name; Circa Now; Sources of Light; Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip; Hollow City; Picture Me Gone;  Pictures of Hollis Woods

#8 Break It ReMake It Makerspace Kit

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Computer equipment to disassemble
Tools for disassembling
Ideas for re-purposing computer parts
Supplies for re-purposing

Books Included: Double Digit; Homeland; The Eye of Minds; Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different; Find Me; Uncaged; Double Digit; Virus on Orbis 1

LEGO Makerspace Kits

There are 4 LEGO kits based on LEGO donations from the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) and LEGO Systems, Inc.

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#9 LEGO (Transportation) Kit

Kit Includes:

Approximately 5,000 LEGO pieces

Lay-n-Go play mat & bag

5 building mats

Books Included: The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide; The Lego Build-It Book: Amazing Vehicles

#10 LEGO Kit

Kit Includes:

Approximately 5,000 LEGO pieces

Lay-n-Go play mat & bag

5 building mats

Books Included: The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide; The Lego Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own Town!

#11 LEGO Kit

Kit Includes:

  • Approximately 5,000 LEGO pieces
  • Lay-n-Go play mat & bag
  • 5 building mats

Books Included: The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide; The Lego Adventure Book: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs, & More!

#12 LEGO Kit

Kit Includes:

  • Approximately 5,000 LEGO pieces
  • Lay-n-Go play mat & bag
  • 5 building mats

Books Included: The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide; The Lego Adventure Book: Spaceships, Pirates, Dragons & More!

#13 Photo Booth 2 Makerspace Kit

Kit Includes:

  • Canon SELPHY CP910 White Portable Wireless Compact Photo Color Printer
  • Canon KP-108IN Color Ink Paper Set 3115B001
  • Premade Props
  • DIY Props Materials

Books Included: The iPhone Photographer, The Paper Hat Book, SnApp Shots Party Masks, Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography, and iPad and iPhone Digital Photography Tips and Tricks

#14 Breakout EDU Makerspace Kit

Kit Includes:

4 digit number lock
3 digit number lock
Directional lock
2 extra letter lock bands
1 key
Letter lock
Key lock
Hint Cards
Zipper box
Latch box
Other necessary materials to complete a Breakout event

Sample Breakout program included.

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