This will be a library of resources for learn-at-your-own-pace websites and videos on how to use tools and doing tasks at the MakerSpace.


Great Scott has a popular electronics YouTube channel which covers a huge variety of electronics projects including teaching the basics.

How to create a simple Touchscreen GUI || Arduino LCD & Touchscreen Tutorial

LearnElectronics is one of the better YouTube channels for beginners.

How to use an Oscilloscope

Migrating From Arduino to Atmel Studio

Chris Dahm’s Atmel Programming Primer
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Part 7   Part 8   Part 9


Shawl Hymel’s Arduino Registers and Interrupts
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

PCB Design

Shawn Hymel’s Intro to KiCad PCB Design

Note that this tutorial series covers KiCad 4.1 and there are some changes for KiCad 5.0 which you’ll want to take note of in updated videos.
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Part 7   Part 8   Part 9   Part 10


 KiCad — Open Source PCB Design software
KiCad Interactive BOM — Create an assembly workflow with this offline tool.

SparkFun Electronics

 According to Pete #34: PCB Layout Tips and Tricks


 LearnElectronics A guide to electronic soldering for beginners
 How To Do It: Basic Soldering
 Soldering For Beginners: Five Easy Steps
 PACE Basic Soldering from 1980

3D Printing

 Intro to 3D Printing at MakerSpace Charlotte Handout and Cura Profiles
 3DP Rocks: Image to Lithophane Converter
 NASA 3D Models — Many of NASA’s ships are now available as free 3D models for printing
 Thingiverse — Tens of thousands of free 3D models which can be downloaded and printed
 Simplify3D’s 3D Printing Quality Troubleshooter


Awaiting links and videos!


 Punished Props is one of the best YouTube channels for getting into Cosplay, foam molding, and so forth.
Mask MADNESS Part 2 – Molding & Casting
 Adam Savage’s One Day Builds on his Tested channel are a great inspiration to do projects!
 Cosplay Chris is another great YouTube channel for beginning or intermediate Cosplayers wanting to learn the processes.
 Evil Ted has 28 years of experience in Hollywood doing visual effects and making props and models.
 Kamui Cosplay has lots of step-by-step How-To videos on cosplay and prop making.
 Bill Doran Foamsmith: How to Create Foam Armor Costumes
 Bill Doran Foamsmith 2: How to Forge Foam Weapons
 Odin Makes is another popular YouTube channel for Cosplayers

The Ultimate Guide to Cosplay Makeup for tips on creating long-lasting cosplay makeup looks.

Laser Cutting

Wood Shop

Machine Shop


Model Trains and Dioramas

X-Carve CNC

Awaiting links and videos!

General Making

  • Jimmy Diresta is known for his large and small projects. Not necessarily for the beginner but a great place to get inspiration!