The Maker Movement
A Maker is someone who makes stuff: apparel, robots, crafts, food, furniture, art or electronic gadgets.
The Maker Movement is a subculture that pushes innovation to the limit; encouraging new and unique applications of technologies. Within the culture there’s a passionate enthusiasm for invention, prototyping, and applying practical skills in new creative ways. Makers want to figure out how to make or do stuff on their own. They have a passion for creating, building, and sharing in a gamut of topics including recipes, gardening, sewing, mechanics and many more.
Maker Ed - makered.org
Maker Ed is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers educators and communities -- particularly, those in underserved areas -- to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences with youth. Maker Ed is a good resource for those starting in Youth Make Programs to find project libraries, Youth Maker Space Playbook and more.
Maker Camp - makercamp.com
Maker Camp is a free, online community for young Makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning. It combines the best parts of camp and with sure-fire starter projects, so that young Makers across the country and the world can make together.
eXtension Maker Community - extedtechs.org
A variety of maker resources curated by eXtension Fellow and Utah 4-H Faculty Member, Paul Hill.
Made with Code
Hour of Code
The Library as a Makerspace
MAKER camps & events provide youth with the tools they need to explore their world creatively. The MAKER movement encourages inventive thought in a variety of subjects including sewing, coding, cooking and 3-D printing. Check with your County Extension Office for details on Maker camps & events in your area!