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Hatch Makerspace at Watertown Free Public Library

Maker Movement Resources: A Bibliography

Books Available at the Somerville Public Library:

Baichtal, John, and Matthew Beckler and Adam Wolf.  Make : Lego and Arduino Projects.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2012. Call # 629.892 BA

Banzi, Massimo. Getting Started with Arduino. Beijing ; Cambridge : O'Reilly, c2009. Call # 6212.381 BA

Frauenfelder, Mark. Maker Dad : Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects. New York: New Harvest, 2014.  Call # 745.5 FR

Gertz, Emily, and Patrick DiJusto. Environmental Monitoring with Arduino. Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, c2012 Call # 363.7063 GE

Hughes, John M. Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques. Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2015.

Igoe, Tom.  Making Things Talk : [Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects]. San Francisco, CA : Maker Media, 2017. Call # 629.895 IG

Karvinen, Kimmo, and Tero Karvinen. Make Arduino Bots and Gadgets : Learning by Discovery.
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, 2011. Call # 629.892 KA

Monk, Simon.  Hacking Electronics : An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013. Call # YA 621.381 MO

Sobey, Edwin. How to Build Your Own Prize-Winning Robot. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2002.  YA 629.892 SO

Upton, Eben, and Gareth Halfacree. Raspberry Pi User Guide. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons, 2014 Call # 004.1675 UP

Websites and Blogs:

Maker Hacks

Make Magazine Blog

Circuit Maker Blog

Makers Movement


Anderson, Chris. “The Maker Movement: Tangible Goods Emerge from Ones and Zeros.” Wired. April 16, 2013.

Bajarin, Tim. “Why the Maker Movement  is Important to America’s Future.” Time. May 19, 2014.

Casselman, Anne, and Paul Attfield. “The Maker  Movement in Schools Has Students Learning by Doing.”  The Globe and Mail. Sept. 28, 2017.

Fallows, James. “Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, The Tools Revolution.” The Atlantic.  June 5, 2016.

Feliú-Mójer, Mónica. “DIY Culture Empowers the Next Generation of Latinas in STEM.” Scientific American Voices.  October 6, 2014.

Pearce, Joshua M. "Building Research Equipment with Free, Open-Source Hardware" Science.  vol. 337 no. 6100, 2014, pp. 1303-1304.

Thompson, Clive. “We Need a Fixer (Not Just a Maker) Movement.” Wired. June 18, 2013.

Online Courses:

Ferri, Bonnie H. Introduction to Electronics. Coursera/Georgia Institute of Technology.

Harris, Ian. Introduction to the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems. Coursera/University of California, Irvine.

Jokerst, Nan M. Nanotechnology: A Maker’s Course.  Coursera/Duke University/North Carolina State University/The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kumar, Vihjay. Robotics: Aerial Robotics. Coursera/University of Pennsylania.

Shimon, Schocken, and Noam Nissan. Build A Modern Computer from First Principles: from Nand to Tetris.  Coursera/Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Video Talks:

Banzi, Massimo. “How Arduino is Open-Sourcing Imagination.” TED 2012. Lecture

Gachigi, Kamau. “Success Stories from Kenya’s First Makerspace.” TED 2017. Lecture.

Tulley, Gever. “Life Lessons Through Tinkering.”  TED 2009 Lecture.

YouTube Channels:

Make Magazine

Tech Builder

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