Holiday Gift Ideas from the Makerspace

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Holiday Gift Ideas from the Makerspace

Here are holiday gift ideas from our Makerspace Design Lab for innovators and tinkerers. 

  1. Chibitronics Chibi Lights (Ages 9 and up) A kid-friendly introduction to circuits in a creative stick-on format.
  2. Makey Makey An Invention Kit (Ages 8 and up) Want to play piano with a banana? This kit lets you turn anything into a controller that interfaces with code.
  3. Timberkits – Timbertech (Cams) ages (Ages 6 and up) Step into the world of automata and engineer moving scenes with mechanical magic.
  4. Original Bristle Bots (Ages 6 and up) Build your own robot with this simple kit perfect for even young students.
  5. Wonder Workshop Dash Robot (Ages 6 and up): Great introduction to robotics and coding using Blockly. Program your robot to talk, walk, and even change colors! 
  6. Wonder Workshop Dot Robot (Ages 6 and up) Great introduction to robotics and coding using Blockly. Program your robot to talk, change colors, and even play an instrument. 
  7. Squishy Circuits Kit (Ages 8 and up) Turn your PlayDoh into a conductor with this amazing circuits kit.
  8. Suspend Junior (Ages 4 and up) This classic from Melissa and Doug helps a youngster with balance and fine motor skills. 
  9. Ideal Amaze n Marbles Classic Wood Construction Set (Ages 4 and up) Make a marble run with this classic set.
  10. Keva Brain Builders (Ages 4 and up) A great problem-solving game using challenge cards. 
 Books
  1. Ada Twist, Scientist
    BONUS: 
    Merry Makers Ada Twist Scientist Doll
  2. Rose Revere, Engineer
  3. Iggy Peck, Architect