Do you remember being a kid and having an amazing idea to build something awesome? You see movies like Home Alone in which the protagonist is clever and capable enough to create sophisticated contraptions that work just as planned, and you know you can do the same. You are so full of enthusiasm and determination, yet when you set out to make your creation a reality, the result falls short of your vision.
What happened? Certainly not a lack of energy and imagination! What is often missing are the right tools, the right materials, and inspiration.
This Instructable is here to help! I'll show you an example of how you can set up a maker space for your child that addresses these roadblocks and will help transform ideas into reality!If you enjoy this project, then check out my books: Rubber Band Engineer and Duct Tape Engineer. || More engineering projects || Everything I make
Find a space that you don't mind getting messy!
I've staked out a spot in the bedroom and placed a small rolling desk that I found at a garage sale for $25. The keyboard tray rolls out which makes a nice active workspace while the desktop will be useful for placing tools and materials that are useful to keep on hand.
Cut a sheet of cardboard and use blue painter's tape to attach it to the working surface to protect it from markers, glue, etc. The painter's tape won't leave a sticky residue, and it will make it easier to change the cardboard later on.