In need of some new project ideas? Here’s where we get our inspo!

Dreaming up new project ideas is one of my favourite things to do.  Sometimes coming up with new ideas is tough, but ideas really can come from anywhere.

My name is Morwenna, and I’m one of the education team that writes the projects and challenges at MakerClub!

In today’s blog I’m going to share some of my top tips for finding new project inspiration.

  1. Looking around online is really fun. Sites like Instructables, Thingiverse and YouTube are filled with awesome project ideas that you can mix and match and fix and smash together, into something new and cool!

 

  1. Sometimes we like to think about what’s happening in the world right now. Are there any trends, world events, must-see movies or must-play games being released?  Basing a project on something happening in the real world can be a great place to start.

 

  1. Sometimes we think about a piece of kit or hardware we really want to work with, and then think about what we could do with it. Are you lit for LED’s?  Are you buzzing for buzzers? Are you in a spin for a servo?  Then use that as a starting point and ideate from there.

 

  1. Talk to other people.  Chat to them about what they’re working on.  Most of our very best ideas come from talking to you, and with over 200 of you coming to club every week around the country, that’s a lot of inspiration!  Finding out what you think is cool and exciting is a big part of how we decide on new projects, and it can work for you too!  Take a walk around club, chat to people, ask them what they’re up to. You might even find that you want to team up and tackle a challenge together.

 

Do you have a project idea or challenge that you’d like to see everyone get stuck into at MakerClub?  Drop us a line in the club chat box and let us know, or email me on Morwenna@MakerClub.org!

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