Resources

——————-2D DIGITAL FABRICATION——————–

Silhouette Studio Software
Silhouette Studio (Basic) Software Download
Silhouette Studio Beginner’s Tutorial (YouTube)

Silhouette Cameo Digital Fabrication Machine
Silhouette America Website

—————————3D PRINTING—————————

3D Design Software & Apps
TinkerCAD Website (free, must set up account)
Autodesk 123d Website
(free, must set up account)
Autodesk 123d Design (create 3D models)
Autodesk 123d Catch (upload photos to create 3D models)
Autodesk 123d Make (slice 3D models into 2D puzzle pieces)
Autodesk 123d Sculpt (manipulate digital clay on an iPad)

Tinker with other people’s 3D designs
Thingiverse

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)

Our favorite 3D Printer. Inexpensive, portable, and a workhorse.
Printrbot Simple Kit
Printrbot Simple Manual
PrintrBot Simple, V2 3D printer configuration settings

———————-SIMPLE ELECTRONICS———————-

Learn About Circuits
Circuit Playground’s Introduction to Electricity (YouTube video by AdaFruit)

Kits to Learn About Circuits
LittleBits
SnapCircuits

Paper Circuits
Circuit Stickers

Wearable Circuits
El Wire
LilyPad Arduino

Programmable Circuits
AutoDesk 123d Circuits (free, online circuit board design simulation)
Arduino
Raspberry Pi

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

Places to Get Inspiration
The Thinkery Studio at the Exploratorium
Make Magazine (online and in print)

Places to Shop
AdaFruit
Makershed