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RECOMMENDED RESOURCES 

There are many, many great online resources for makers, but these are a few of our favorites. Explore and enjoy!  

3-D PRINTING 

Tinkercadwww.tinkercad.com
Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use web application for 3-D design, electronics and coding.

Thingiverse www.thingiverse.com
Browse  over 1.6 million 3-D printable designs or share your own to see how others print, remix, or use them.


MAKING 

Cricut https://home.cricut.com/
Make custom vinyl stickers, personalized home decor, unique greeting cards, custom designed applications for apparel, etc. Access the Cricut design space.

Creative Bug https://www.creativebug.com/cuyahoga
Creativebug has more than 1,000 art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Free with your library card. Pro tip: Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access Creative Bug.

Lynda https://www.lynda.com/portal/patron?org=cuyahoga.lib.oh.us
Learn business, technology, and creative skills using these free video course on the latest software, taught by industry experts. Online videos are available for Developer, IT, Business, Photography, Editing, 3D Design, Coding, Animation and more. Pro tip: Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access Lynda.

Epilog Lasers https://www.epiloglaser.com/resources/sample-club.htm
Download free engraving and cutting projects from Epilog Laser’s sample club. Try the files on your own, or use them to get new ideas.

CNC Router & Vectric Designhttps://www.vectric.com/cool-stuff/projects.html
Download free projects with downloadable files for a CNC mill.

Make Magazine: Projectshttps://makezine.com/projects/
Makezine.com includes articles about makers and their projects, maker technologies and the communities that grow up around them. Browse their broad selection of making projects of all kinds, complete with step-by-step instructions, photos and videos.
 
Instructableshttps://www.instructables.com
Learn how to make most anything including home projects, electronics, coding and more through easy to follow step-by-step instructions with photos, and videos. Also includes online classes and a vibrant maker community.

ARDUINO & RASPBERRY PI 

Arduinohttps://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Education
Open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects.

Raspberry Pihttps://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/
The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical project.

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