Latest from Jessica Henricks

These posts first appeared in Education Community newsletters leading up to Maker Faire Bay Area 2014. Where are the ideas? Click on any blue word to explore. Make with: Paper Paper is so readily available and versatile, making it the perfect material for making on a whim: fold, roll, engineer, or sculpt it, or go big with a paper... Read more »


Two pioneering artists, Coral Lambert and Paul Higham, will soon be embarking on a tour with their Solar Airstream Fab Lab, equipped for both 3D printing and metal casting. This modified Airstream has solar panels, a 3D scanner, two 3D printers (MakerBot and Rostock), and equipment for casting objects in iron and bronze using environmental... Read more »


Learners and teachers have so many free options at their fingertips, we find that fewer are buying the higher-priced software. Just like with all kinds of making, with software these days you can do a lot with a little. Years ago, the costs of new software, especially those used by... Read more »


In this special edition of Maker Camp, we’ll be coming to you LIVE from New York, one day before we open the doors to the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! We invite classrooms, kids, teens, families… anyone to join us for this 30-minute virtual field trip on Friday, 9/19/14 starting at 2 p.m.... Read more »


Every fall we get a new crop of schools and teachers coming to us looking for ways to get started with making. We’re developing more awesome Maker Media-made resources for you. In the meantime, over the next several posts we’re going to share the resources our colleagues in the classroom use... Read more »


A scribble machine is a “vibrobot” (vibrating bot) with “legs” than make marks. This project describes one popular scribble machine design, but feel free to make yours with any materials in any shape or size. Scribble machines work best on a large surface, so break out that big roll of paper and get marking! To... Read more »

paper circuit

Paper circuits are a great way of adding light to your drawings, origami, or papercraft creations. Instead of using wires to connect a battery to LEDs, paper circuits use conductive metal tape. You may want to try the Make: Project Simple Paper Circuit first, which appears alongside this project on the one page paper circuit PDF,... Read more »