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eduFAB believes that all kids can benefit from hands-on engaged learning using digital fabrication in makerspaces. We offer resources for educators, administrators, informal educational organizations, and others to help create and integrate student-centered makerspaces in K-12 schools worldwide.

K-12 Makerspace Open Inventory Project

As schools are adding makerspaces with digital fabrication equipment, a common question is, "What should we buy for our makerpsace?" Though one of our values at eduFAB is "Staff over Stuff," we do recognize that this is a problem that many schools and teachers are facing. The technologies that you want in your school should work for your students, your teaching approaches, the resources and budget that you have, and your current IT capabilities and space needs. While there is no magic list for all educational makerspaces, eduFAB is helping teachers and administrators sort through the information, machines, and brands out there with the help of the Fab Educators Network. The eduFAB K-12 Makerspace Open Inventory Project will launch at the 2024 Global Fab Educators Summit. We are asking for help from this huge network of practitioners to build an open-sourced, peer-recommended inventory list. With help from the larger network, we will host an interactive list of maker technologies, with short descriptions and links for anybody to access. This inventory list will not be static, but will evolve and grow with community input. Most importantly, this open source inventory will include teacher recommendations and comments that can potentially be very important when making a decision about what you want in your own makerspace.

Stay tuned for updates on this community project!

Written Resources

Blog posts feature community contributors who are experts in their fields sharing innovations, best practices, and resources for other educators in the network. If you are interested in sharing your expertise, please join us as a community contributor.

Video Highlights

Watch playbacks of our recent Fab Educators Summit.