Hands-on learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths at PAE Libraries
Recommended Tools and Materials
Below is a suggestion of Tools and Materials that will help you make things at home. If you don’t have all or any of these tools don’t worry! We can look at ways to improvise and work around with what you have at home.
Screwdrivers Two of the most commonly used screwdrivers in STEM Squad are the No2 Philips and the 3mm Slotted screwdriver. But, when it comes to taking things apart, you will encounter many different kinds of screws. So if you are intending to pull things apart, which we highly encourage, more screwdrivers will be needed.
Other useful tools
Useful materials Not everything needs to be new! Many good materials can be found in the rubbish or by pulling apart broken or no longer wanted toys, technology and machines. Wire, screws, springs, motors, LEDs, cogs, axles, bearing and brackets to name a few.