Mobile pegboards made from Ikea rolling garment racks, Home Depot pegboards, and bungee cords. We will use one board for tinkering projects (such as marble runs and collaborative circuitry projects). We will use the second board for hanging tools.
Ikea Rigga Clothes Rack:$12.99
Pegboard 2' x 4' (Home Depot): $7.97
Canopy tarp bungee (12" bin of 8): $5.47
Total unit cost for one rolling system: $26.43
|Pegboard hooks and recycled water bottles for display containers.|
|Next step is to add info tags regarding projects|
Above: An assortment of projects: 3D printing, toy hacking, pipe cleaner circuitry, paper circuitry, draw bots, and art projects with recycled materials.
COLLAPSIBLE STORAGE BINS:
Materials list: FLYNNEN Laundry basket 7.99
|IKEA laundry hampers to be used as materials storage bins.|
I also see storage of student ongoing work as an issue to address. Counter space needs to be used as active workspace. I envision creating a system of ceiling suspended storage bins that can be pulled up and down via a pulley system. After looking about a bit in the web, I think plant pulleys might work best for storage of lightweigh prototyping models. Fabric bins could be suspended from the metal ceiling tile cross bars. To the bottom of each basket I will sew a pull cord. Each pulley costs around $6.00.
CEILING STORAGE PULLEY SYSTEM:
plant pulleys $6.00 (11.99 for 2 pack)
mesh basket $3.00
pull cord; scrap rope and metal washer .50
unit cost $9.50 x 20 campers=$190.00 if students are not sharing baskets.
As a project to begin this fall, I want to make a few benches like this for pop up makerspaces. I would also like to make a few work bench tables in this manner as well.
I have not costed this out yet.
|Photo taken by Lisa Whitsitt in Amsterdam.|