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The Gloucester County Library System is the home of an open-access Makerspace, the MakerStudio @ GCLS, the 1st of its kind in Gloucester County! Watch this guide for updates.
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  • 3D Printing Filament Guide
    The Creative’s 3D Printing Filament Guide: ABS vs PLA vs many new, innovative materials
  • Adafruit Industries
    Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Over the last 6 years Adafruit has
  • Adafruit Learning System
    The Adafruit Learning System presents a wide range of helpful tutorials.
  • Aniwaa - 3D Printer Comparisons
    Considering purchasing a 3D printer but don't know where to start? Aniwaa provides comparisons and ratings on over 900 different 3D printer models.
  • Autodesk 123D
    Autodesk® 123D® products are useful tools for making things—for quickly giving shape to your idea, exploring it, and most importantly, making it. The Autodesk 123D family is free* products that connect simple 3D modeling tools together with content, community, and fabrication services, so anyone can create, explore, and make their project.
  • bildr
    We are a community of makers, artists, designers, and builders focused on simplifying the world of electronics DIY by modularizing information. Instead of showcasing users’ projects, we offer bite-size, easy-to-follow articles that help you hit the ground running.
    We understand that, for many, the idea is more important than the method of accomplishing it. Our hope is that by offering working code and wiring examples for almost anything you would want to make, we can create building blocks that will enable people to stop searching for help, and start getting their idea made.
  • Bitsbox
    Around here, kids learn to code by making apps on imaginary tablets—with real Javascript! The apps run on phones and iPads, too.
  • Black Girls Code
    Our Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.
  • Blender
    Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
  • Code Club World
    A worldwide network of coding clubs for children.

    The mission of is to give every child in the world the chance to learn to code by providing project materials and a volunteering framework that supports the running of after-school coding clubs.
  • Dinosaur Den
    Fran Blanche and Bil Herd discuss the history and future of electronics.
  • Gamestar Mechanic
    Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games!
  • Gear Generator
    Gear Generator is a tool for creating involute spur gears and download them in SVG format. In addition it let you compose full gear layouts with connetcted gears to design multiple gears system with control of the input/output ratio and rotation speed. Gears can be animated with various speed to demonstrate working mechanism.
  • Hackaday
    Hackaday serves up Fresh Hacks Every Day from around the Internet. Their playful posts are the gold-standard in entertainment for engineers and engineering enthusiasts.
  • Instructables
    Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations.
  • LEGO Robotics Mindstorms NXT Projects
    The projects on this page are designed for our version 1.X NXT LEGO Robotics kits.
  • Make it @ your library
    This site is brought to you in collaboration with Instructables and the American Library Association, and it is our hope that through this site, libraries of all stripes and sizes will be able to experiment with maker projects. Make it @ Your Library believes that content creation in the library is a vital direction for our libraries to pursue.
  • MAKE:
    Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops “getting started” kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.
  • Maker Education Initiative
    The mission of the Maker Education Initiative is to create more opportunities for young people to make, and, by making, build confidence, foster creativity, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts—and learning as a whole. We want young people to join—and eventually lead—the growing Maker Movement.
  • MakerBot Apps
    MakerBot Desktop provides a free, complete 3D printing solution for discovering, managing, and sharing your 3D Prints.
  • MakerBridge
    MakerBridge is an online community for everyone interested in makerspaces and maker culture, including those working in makerspaces within libraries, community centers, and schools. This community is intended to build a bridge that brings people together so they can collaborate and learn from each other’s experiences.
  • Makerspace Playbook
    The Makerspace Playbook guides those who are hoping to start a Makerspace at their school or in their community. We welcome your feedback on the kinds of things we should add to this Playbook, what you think we got right and wrong, and any changes you’d make in general
  • Mother Earth News DIY
    DIY projects and building plans from MOTHER EARTH NEWS, an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life.
  • New Jersey Makerspace Association
    The New Jersey Makerspace Association has embarked on an effort to create a network of makerspaces throughout New Jersey with varying concentrations and to connect makers from different regions to each other. As a group of forward thinking and driven individuals, we hope to gather together the bright minds of the Garden State in order to help creators create, and makers to make.
  • OpenProcessing
    A website to share Processing sketches
    share your sketches with others
    help and collaborate with the community
    improve and polish your programming skills
    follow classes around the world teaching processing
  • OpenProcessing
    A website to share Processing sketches. Share your sketches with others, help and collaborate with the community, improve and your programming skills, and follow classes around the world teaching processing.
  • PicoCricket
    With PicoCrickets, you can create musical sculptures, interactive jewelry, dancing creatures, and other playful inventions.
  • Processing
    Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach computer programming fundamentals within a visual context, Processing evolved into a development tool for professionals. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production.
  • Scratch
    With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
  • Sculptris
    If you're new to the world of digital sculpting, Sculptris is the ideal ground on which to get started.
  • Shapeways
    Shapeways is the leading 3D printing marketplace and community, empowering designers to bring amazing products to life.
  • SketchUp Make
    Hobbyists, kids and backyard spaceship builders all agree that SketchUp Make is the easiest, most fun, entirely free 3D drawing tool in the world.
  • Smithsonian X 3D
    Smithsonian X 3D launches a set of use cases which apply various 3D capture methods to iconic collection objects, as well as scientific missions.
  • Sparkfun PicoBoard & Scratch Resources
    Here are a few resources that we’ve used here at SparkFun around teaching PicoBoard and Scratch. This page is a work-in-progress. Please email us at ( if you have any questions or specific requests.
  • Sparkfun Resources and Tutorials
    SparkFun offers classes and online tutorials to help educate individuals in the wonderful world of embedded electronics.
  • Sparkfun Scratch Resources
    Sparkfun has some great learning resources to get you started on using Scratch, or they can give fresh new ideas to a seasoned coder.
  • Stack Overflow
    Stack Overflow is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers. It's 100% free, no registration required.
  • techgirlz
    TechGirlz empowers middle school girls to become tomorrow's technology leaders ​​. We put tech directly in ​their ​hands through our free, project based TechShopz, and aim to eliminate the gender gap by sparking a passion for tech early​ in girls' lives.
  • Thingiverse
    Thingiverse is a place for you to share your digital designs with the world. We believe that just as computing shifted away from the mainframe into the personal computer that you use today, digital fabrication will share the same path. In fact, it is already happening: laser cutters, cnc machines, 3D printers, and even automated paper cutters are all getting cheaper by the day. These machines are useful for a huge variety of things, but you need to supply them with a digital design in order to get anything useful out of them. We're hoping that together we can create a community of people who create and share designs freely, so that all can benefit from them.
  • Tinkercad
    With Tinkercad you can quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer.
  • Turtle Academy
    Turtle Academy makes it surprisingly easy to start creating amazing shapes using the LOGO language.

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