Robot ArtBot


LED Wristband

Award-Winning Maker Books for Beginners of All Ages
2019 Books

New! BOTS!

Robotics Engineering with Makerspace Activities for Kids

A brand-new update to the classic

Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future

2012 Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best"

CPX Robot

BOTS cover

Available October 8, 2019 • Pre-order now!



Adafruit book AND parts bundle!

Robot Hand

Make a robot hand that opens and closes!

Build a hydraulic robot arm!

Design your own motorized ArtBot!

Put together a Solar WobbleBot!

Learn to code a virtual robot in Scratch!

Build a programmable cardboard robot in MakeCode!

Paper Inventions
Machines That Move,
Drawings That Light Up, Wearables and Structures
You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll

Paper Inventions book

2015 World Maker Faire New York Best Seller!

Make STEAM projects -- science, technology, engineering, art and math -- using ordinary paper

Paper math projects

  • Create light-up paper designs
  • Power paper circuits
  • Build a geodesic club house
  • Create simple paper machines
  • Make edible paper

Autographed copies available from Northshire Bookstore

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Fabric Inventions

Fabric and Fiber Inventions

Discover how easy it is to turn everyday materials into unique designs everybody will love!

Weave a fabric basket, quilt a fold-up checkerboard, and design a wearable tent

Create photographic prints using only acrylic paint and the sun

Upcycle old sweaters into cozy hats, mittens, and scarves

Crochet transformable roll-up scarves and knit cute miniatures

Use felt and yarn to make light-up keychains and unique audio speakers

Sock Creature

Musical Inventions

Musical Inventions



Learn how different shapes, sizes, and materials produce different sounds by designing and building your own musical inventions!

Explore the history and science behind musical instruments, from the mammoth bone flutes to synthesizers you play with a wave of your hand from across the stage.

Create instruments from kitchenware, recycled materials, old toys -- even vegetables -- and have fun playing music that has never been heard before!

Autographed copies available
from Northshire Bookstore

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Making Simple Robots

Making Simple Robots

Create programmable bodies from everyday materials!

Go from low-tech projects to soldering, 3D printing, and Arduino programming

LED eyes

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Autographed copies available from Northshire Bookstore

Edible Inventions

Edible Inventions

Delicious and exotic experiments that teach science concepts and the history behind them!

3D Food Printer

  • Make a Tin Can Cooker (directions)
  • Explore 3D printing with chocolate
  • Bubble up some chemical cuisine
  • Hack your favorite snacks
  • Regrow Zombie Veggies
  • Go off the grid with Solar Ovens

Autographed copies available from Northshire Bookstore

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Video Games

Find out what makes them so popular!

Design your own video games from concept
to programming

Makey Makey Sports Games

  • Discover where games come from
  • Explore how games affect the brain
  • Learn to create games step by step
  • Build board games to test ideas
  • Code games using MIT's free online Scratch software!

Autographed copies available from Northshire Bookstore

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