Why a Makercart?
The amount of creativity that is inspired by the invitation for a student to make is not correlated to the size of the makerspace. Here at Brilliant Labs, we know that classroom space is at a premium in many of our schools. Therefore, we have put together our favourite items that inspire classroom creativity, inside one, hard-to-damage, makercart.
We encourage you to find a few sturdy tables, and organize every component across those tables - Make your own Makerspace! Remember however, these carts are circulated throughout the province, so please make sure that you take care of all of the makercart components so that the next classroom can have the same amount of inspiring fun as what you just did.
Now get out there and Make Something Brilliant!
Truth be told, this is Makercart version 3.0. We have carefully curated the components within this cart to maximize creativity. It is important to remember that while we have used each of these components in projects throughout Atlantic Canada, no one at Brilliant Labs has manufactured any of these products. We can offer you some support below by navigating you to the original manufacturer's website, however we encourage you to brainstorm some solutions to problems you may come up against during the use of your makercart.
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Need More Support?
All this creative potential can sometimes be overwhelming. Never fear - Brilliant Labs is hear to answer all of your creative questions. We have a growing tutorial base over on our youtube channel and have posted some Makercart videos below. Don't see a video you were hoping for? Feel free to reach out and tell us what we are missing.
There is also a forum area dedicated to the Makercart. Head on over there and chat with other teachers who also have makercarts.
Jacob is a self-proclaimed geek and the New Brunswick Program Director for Brilliant Labs. A long time middle-level mathematics teacher, Jacob travels throughout Atlantic Canada hoping to inspire the geeks of tomorrow with tales from 3D Printers to interactive clothing. Joined Brilliant Labs in 2015.