Maker Faire at Home Projects: Consolidated Supply List

Enjoy all of our Maker Faire at Home Projects

Everything you Need

The consolidated supply lists for all of the projects are below.
Please visit each of the project pages for more details!

Water Blasters

  • 2-inch-by-24-inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe
  • 1¼-inch-by-24-inch PVC pipe
  • Two 2-inch PVC caps
  • Two 1¼-inch PVC caps
  • 1¼-inch PVC coupler
  • Buna-N 1.6-inch ID by 0.21-inch CS O-ring
  • PVC glue (8 ounces is plenty)
  • Tube of waterproof silicone grease
  • Drill with ⅛-inch, ¼-inch, and 1¾-inch drill bits
  • Tools for cutting PVC pipes
    • Hacksaw, miter saw, or dedicated PVC pipe cutter
    • 120-grit Sandpaper or Utility Knife for deburring
    • Optional: a small amount of any cooking oil for lubrication during cutting
  • Optional decorations: duct tape, clamp-on foam noodles

Paper Circuit Cards

  • ¼-inch Copper Tape (examples: Just One Roll, Share With Friends!)
  • 5mm LED lights (examples: Solid Colors, Blinking Multi-Color)
  • Coin Cell Battery (example: CR2032)
  • Cardstock
  • Additional decorating supplies (markers, paint, special paper, glue stick, etc)
  • Optional switches
    • Paper clip or brass fastener (brad) for basic handcrafted switches
    • Micro momentary push buttons
    • Coin battery holder with switch (get one that fits your battery!)

Balancing Sculptures

Objects found around your house or yard. Anything that inspires you!

Lava Lamps

  • Clear Container (examples: Water bottle with smooth sides, Jar, Glass, Beaker)
  • Oil: baby oil (clear), vegetable oil (typically cheaper)
  • Food Coloring
  • Reagents
    • Option 1: Alka Seltzer or generic equivalent
    • Option 2: Baking Soda and White Vinegar
  • Optional flair: glitter, small sequins, beads, charms, or toys to add flair
  • Glow Extension: tonic water or a highlighter, black light bulb


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