HMC 1 Makerspace

  • Dash Robots  - 

    The coding skills kids learn while playing with Dash will help them as they prepare for middle and high school while also helping to develop their critical thinking skills today. This award-winning* robot is packed with technology and is full of interactive surprises for kids ages 6+.         

    Getting Started Guide       

    Learn to Code Curriculum  



    Bee-Bot is an exciting robot designed specifically for use by young children. This colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robot is a perfect tool for teaching sequencing, estimation, problem-solving, and just having fun!

    Getting Started with BeeBots

    BeeBot Task Challenge


    Ozobots - 

    Ozobots are award-winning robots for the next generation of creators. Our bots can be coded two ways: online with OzoBlockly and screen-free with Color Codes. Our mission is to inspire young minds to go from consuming technology to creating it.

    Ozobots Beginning Guide

    Ozobot Lesson Plans


    Sphero - 

    Sphero makes undeniably-cool, programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools that transform the way kids learn, create and invent through coding, science, music, and the arts.

    Sphero Edu Blog:

    Sphero Robots Getting Started Guide


    Sphero RVR - 

    If you can imagine it, RVR can do it. Our most capable and versatile robot ever, RVR's programmable tread chassis is an expandable platform that can be transformed into almost any kind of robot by students of all ages and programming

    Sphero RVR Getting Started Guide 

    Sphero RVR Getting Started Video 

    sphero rvr

    Light Cubes in the Early Childhood Classroom

    Light cubes add a high level of excitement to the classroom environment while engaging reluctant and motivated learners.  It's perfect for Early Years and can accommodate a wide range of ages and learning levels across the curriculum. 

    Getting Started with your Light Cube

    Light Cube Presentation HMC-1

    light cube  

    Little Bits - 

    With this coding and electronics kit, students create games and make inventions while exploring programming and engineering concepts in the classroom. Snap together the easy-to-use electronic building blocks. Each component does something different and can easily be connected to another with a magnetic snap.

    Little Bits Getting Started Guide

    Getting Started with Little Bits - Video


    Makey Makey - 

    Makes STEM Education fun! First, setup takes seconds. Start out easy with a banana piano. Then make game controllers, musical instruments, and countless inventions. Advance to additional inputs and multi-key remapping up to 18 keys. Ages 8 to infinity. 

    Makey Makey Quick Guide

    How to Guides and ideas by Grade Level 


    MakerBot 3D Printer - 

    With SKETCH, teachers can easily incorporate project-based learning and design thinking in various subjects while reaching deeper student engagement.

    MakerBot Handout

    MakerBot Educator's Guidebook


    Tello Drones - 

    Perform flying stunts, shoot quick videos with EZ Shots, and learn about drones with coding education.

    Use Scratch, Swift, and Python to program the Tello Drones.

    A look at Tello Drones for Education Video

    Example lesson plan with Tello Drones

    Tello Drone

    Padcaster for Video Production - 

    From Oscar winners like Steven Soderbergh to Indie sensations like Sean Baker, more filmmakers are choosing mobile devices to tell their unique stories. Padcaster has an ecosystem that supports inspiration of all shapes and sizes. 

    Padcaster Accessory Kit

    Padcaster in Education Video


    Green Screen by DoInk - 

    Green Screen using the DoInk App, emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling fantastic results. With Green Screen by Do Ink, you can tell a story, explain an idea, and express yourself in truly creative and unique ways.

    Creating with Green Screen by DoInk Guide

    Creating with Green Screen by DoInk Video


    Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter - 

    The Dremel Desktop Laser Cutter is easy-to-use, consistent, and most importantly, safe. Unlock full creative potential by cutting, scoring, engraving, and/or gray scaling a wide variety of materials effortlessly.

    Lesson Plans from Dremel DigiLab

    Language Arts/ Social Studies Lesson Plans

    DigiLab Laser Cutter