May is National Inventors Month. Here are some resources from the library that may help inspire your inner Maker.
Make: Technology On Your Own Time
Make is a magazine published every other month by the Maker Shed. Each issue is filled with a variety of fun and practical projects you can try at home, from a Cigar Box Guitar to a Video Camera Stabilizer, plus the latest updates on new DIY technology.
The Art of Tinkering by Karen Wilkinson
Over 150 creative Makers and Tinkerers take you behind the scenes in their workshops where technology and science meet art. Each section includes simple projects you can do at home, from light up LED cards to simple automatons from foam sheets and skewers.
Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley
Encourage the natural tinkerer in your child with these playful experiments. Hands-on activities encourage their curiosity and creative thinking. These easy-to-implement projects focus on the process rather than the product.
The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers by Mark Hatch
Learn more about the growing Maker Movement from a cofounder of one of the first makerspaces. Find out how this movement encourages people to create and innovate.
If you would like more resources about Making and Tinkering, check out JMRL’s Making-Tinkering shelf on Goodreads.