Resources

——————-2D DIGITAL FABRICATION——————–

Silhouette Studio Software

Silhouette Cameo Digital Fabrication Machine

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3D Design Software & Apps

  • TinkerCAD¬† (web-based app to create 3D models)
  • Morphi (free app for iPad, basic modeling and easy conversion of 2D drawings to 3D digital model)
  • Blender (free software to create 3D models and 3D animations, Linux, Mac, Windows)

Tinker with existing 3D designs

Don’t have a 3D printer? Use Shapeways online 3D printing service!

  • Shapeways website (upload your 3D model, order your print, pay, receive in the mail)
  • 3D Hubs website (find local printing shops near you, order online, pick up in person)

Our favorite 3D Printers. Inexpensive and portable.

———————-SIMPLE ELECTRONICS———————-

Learn About Circuits

Kits to Learn About Circuits

Paper Circuits

Wearable Circuits

Programmable Circuits

—————CODING & PROGRAMMING————–

Computational Thinking Overviews

Guided Learning Tools for Coding

Visual Computer Programming Applications

  • Scratch Jr. (free, Android/iOS; code games and animations)
  • Scratch (free, web-based/Android/iOS/Linux/Mac/Windows; code games, animations, and connect with microcontrollers)
  • Tinkercad CodeBlocks (free, web-based; code 3D objects)

Syntax Computer Programming Languages

—————TINKERING PLACES TO CHECK OUT————–

Online Places to Get Inspiration

Physical Places to Visit in the Central Texas Area

Places to Shop Online