ElectronicsAlice.orgBuild Your Own GPS Car Tracking SystemCreating a Mini Maker Space | ParentsFor kid makers, having a dedicated space to work on projects can be pretty wonderful, and it just might help them create more than they ever imagined. A workspace doesn't need to be huge -- a small workbench that is efficient, compact and flexible in its use and storage can fit almost anywhere. Here are some tips on how to design and set up a mini maker space made just for your kids. Your kids can even help you set this up, though adult supervision is suggested, especially when installing the table and hanging shelving and pegboard. 1. • What general-use tools do you and your kids use for every project and should have on hand all the time? • What support materials can't you live without? 2. The surface you and your kids work on should complement your projects. • If you do a lot of woodworking, you'll want a hard, flat surface that can be replaced after it is worn, stained, sawn, and hammered. • Other questions to consider: Do you need a smooth work surface? 3. 4. 5.