‘Maker’ has been one of the buzziest terms of the last 12 months. I’m still trying to reconcile how this is different than a ‘creator’, but regardless of the term I think it is pretty cool that we are recognizing the importance of building and designing things – whether they be digital or concrete. In the spirit of ‘making’ I tasked my handy dad with an iPad storage cart project. My parameters were complicated. I only have two available outlets to charge a class set of iPads. I also need to be able to securely lock up the devices when necessary. Finally, my budget cannot even approach what the cost of pre-made iPad storage carts go for in stores (Yikes!!!).
Together we wrestled with a few concepts. Then my dad thought of something similar to a tool cart hack he already had in his garage and the project was a go! Check out the tutorial video. I’m so pleased with the final result.