Fab@School Maker Studio Tutorials & Lessons

Welcome to the Fab@School Maker Studio Tutorial page. Here are some resources to help you get started! Included is a series of tutorial videos explaining the Fab@School Maker Studio toolset, a collection of classroom activities, and a set of comprehensive user guides.


Fab@School User Guides

Fab@School Video Tutorials


Fab@School Activities

Create a FabAwesome Lantern
that Lights Up!

The FabAwesome Lantern focuses on authentic literacy and problem-solving skills including reading directions and circuitry design. For grades 2-6.

Fabricate Your Tic-Tac-Dino Board! 

Print and fabricate your own Tic-Tac-Dino game and play with your friends.
For grades 3-8.

Create and Play Mini Sudoku! 

This FabAwesome project introduces you to the Sudoku number puzzle and helps you create your own Sudoku game set. For grades 3-8.

3D Geometry Guide

This project introduces you to base concepts of building 3D geometry in Maker Studio with examples and walkthroughs. For grades 1-7.

Fabricate and Assemble a Working Automaton

This automaton model is a simple machine that moves a piston up and down when the handle on the front is turned. It uses a mixture of simple 2D and complex 3D parts, and demonstrates various concepts in paper craft and engineering. For grades 6-8.

Design and Fabricate a
Ferris Wheel

This design walk-through teaches Fab@School features and engineering tips for designing and assembling your own paper Ferris wheel. For grades 3-8.

Wind Power Challenge

Using Fab@School Maker Studio, students will design a prototype of a pinwheel to simulate how wind is captured to produce energy. Students will then redesign it to explore how
form affects function. For grades K-12.

The Flight of the Bumble Bee

This bumble bee design challenge gives students the chance to explore how an animal’s form serves its function and to design and prototype their understandings of these macroscale systems. For grade 4.

Playground Water Pump Challenge

Using Fab@School Maker Studio, students will design a 2D to 3D prototype of playground equipment or some other type of tool to pump water.
For grades 4-8.

Fabricate and Assemble a Spinning Top

Students will use Fab@School Maker Studio to fabricate and assemble their own paper spinning top. For grades 3-8.


Design a Custom Package
Using the engineering design process, students will prototype, design, and refine a gift box to hold
a small object. For grades 3-8.