There are many, many great online resources for makers, but these are a few of our favorites. Explore and enjoy!
Tinkercad • www.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.
Make custom vinyl stickers, personalized home decor, unique greeting cards, custom designed applications for apparel, etc. Access the Cricut design space.
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.
LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content
Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals! Over 16,000 free video courses taught by industry experts. Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access this resource, which uses Lynda.com content. If prompted for Library ID, use oh0052.
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 Design
Download free projects with downloadable files for a CNC mill.
Make Magazine: 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.
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
Open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects.
The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical project.