Construction & STEAM

Our chief engineer, Derrick (OK, he's our only engineer but hey...  is fond of asking parents whether they want their children to grow up to put together IKEA furniture or to design incredible things. Most of the parents go for the latter, although some would be happy if their kids could eventually help THEM put together some IKEA furniture, not to mention the many grandparents who count on their toddler grandchildren to help them with their smartphones. Anyway.... we've curated a lot of building, contruction, and STEAM products to help foster curiosity and creativity.

For our more advanced electronics hobbyists, we are proud to offer products from Adafruit Industries.

And... beyond us offering products, we also want to offer inspiration and demonstration! Click here to visit our Instructables page.

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20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius By Aaron Graves, Colleen Graves Cover Image
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Published: McGraw Hill Tab - July 12th, 2017

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The Book of Massively Epic Engineering Disasters: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based on History's Greatest Blunders (Irresponsible Science) By Sean Connolly Cover Image
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 5th, 2017

Genius LEGO Inventions with Bricks You Already Have: 40+ New Robots, Vehicles, Contraptions, Gadgets, Games and Other Fun STEM Creations By Sarah Dees Cover Image
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Published: Page Street Publishing - November 13th, 2018

Bots! Robotics Engineering: With Hands-On Makerspace Activities (Build It Yourself) By Kathy Ceceri, Lena Chandhok (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathy Ceceri, Lena Chandhok (Illustrator)
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Published: Nomad Press (VT) - October 8th, 2019

Junk Drawer Physics: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don't Cost a Thing (Junk Drawer Science #1) By Bobby Mercer Cover Image
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 1st, 2014

Cardboard Box Engineering: Cool, Inventive Projects for Tinkerers, Makers & Future Scientists By Jonathan Adolph Cover Image
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - October 27th, 2020

How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines By Theodore Gray, Nick Mann (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Theodore Gray, Nick Mann (Photographs by)
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 22nd, 2019

More Show Me How: Everything We Couldn't Fit in the First Book Instructions for Life from the Everyday to the Exotic By Lauren Smith, Derek Fagerstrom Cover Image
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - October 5th, 2010

Tech Lab: Awesome Builds for Smart Makers (DK Activity Lab) By Jack Challoner, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Jack Challoner, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
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Published: DK Children - October 1st, 2019

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The Art of Tinkering: Meet 150+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology By Karen Wilkinson, Mike Petrich Cover Image
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How It's Made: The Creation of Everyday Items By Thomas Gerencer Cover Image
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Make: More Electronics: Journey Deep Into the World of Logic Chips, Amplifiers, Sensors, and Randomicity By Charles Platt Cover Image
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Published: Make Community, LLC - June 17th, 2014