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After-school Program Workshop Supplies

How to Get Supplies:
After-schools programs may use existing parts, tools and supplies, order them on line or contract with Build-It-Yourself to buy and ship appropriate supplies.

All Projects:
All projects require 1 computer per 3 students with high speed access to the Internet and PowerPoint installed.  An additional computer with a Webcam and speaker/mic set is required for the workshop manager.  (See Webcast Support)

Construction Projects:
The basic tools and supplies below are used in all construction workshops.  Most can be purchased on line or at a local craft or at a hardware shop.  Many schools may already have these supplies.

Specific parts are required for various projects.  LEGO projects will require an investment of less than $1500 to serve classes of 12 students over many workshop series.  Non-LEGO projects will require an investment of between $100 and $1000 depending on the project.

Virtual Projects:
Virtual projects such as Scratch, Web Design, and Digital Media Design use freeware in addition to PowerPoint.

List of all Hardware and Software (TXT)

Spread Sheet Summary (XLS)

Basic Construction Project Supplies

- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Phillips screw driver
- needle nose pliers with wire cutters
- eye goggles
- hand drill
- scissors
- hack saw

- 24" x 3" x 1/4" bass wood
- 1" 1.5" and 2" sheet rock screws
- 1/2" and 3/4" #4 Phillips sheet metal screws
- #20 or #22 hook up wire
- colored pencils
- Sharpie pen, fine point
- colored card stock paper
- colored Foamie sheets
- cardboard (chip board or corregated)
- pipe cleaners
- feathers
- popsicle sticks
- coffee stirrer sticks
- colored beads
- colored string and ribbons
- colored felt or cloth
- rubber bands
- masking tape
- Scotch tape
- Duct tape

Premium Quality Junk:
(colorful, light, unusual shapes)
- Bottle Caps
- Balls
- Tin Cans
- Ribbons
- Beads
- Golf Tee's
- Paper Clips
- Straws
- Coffee Stirrer Sticks
- Bright Colored Cloth