Here's the handout content (I don't know how well attachments work with the list) I came up with for our local tech librarian group.
Makerspace portable program kit
Based on what I’ve found and feedback I’ve gotten I think the basic kit would cost about $1500. The backbone of the kit should include a large, portable, rugged case sufficient for the basic tools and consumables. I left out consumables in the prediction because I wasn’t sure how many consumables to put in because some libraries likely already have first aid kits, fire extinguishers etc… and may even have safety glasses, gloves etc.. from youth programs. Further considerations for tools and consumables can be found here http://makerspace.com/resources and here (starting on page 9) http://makerspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/hsmakerspacetoolsmaterials-201204.pdf
Tecra Tools offers a well-rounded electro-mechanical tool kit in a sturdy, roller case.
Lilipad(s) Perhaps one for the kit with the idea that libraries doing a program focusing would gather funds for more.
Some type of Raspberri Pi set up like
Raspberri Pi Ultimate Starter Kit
Cool but not necessary
Getting started with soldering kit
For younger Makers
littleBits Base Kit
Make Magazine http://makezine.com/
Make it at your library http://www.makeitatyourlibrary.org/
Maker Bus (Thanks Marilyn and Joe) http://dhmakerbus.com/about/
Kevin French, MSLIS
31 Mount Saint Mary's Way
Hooksett, NH 03106-4400
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Tool Library 2.0
A colleague and I were recently asked to help create a "tool library for makerspaces" for a local state library consortia. The idea being they would lend out kits such as Arduino's with breadboards to libraries that are thinking of setting up some kind of makerspace but unsure where to start.
So any of you have any "must haves" for such a collection. I'm thinink
lots of connectors