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Grades 6-8
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1 W. 49th St.
Minneapolis 55419
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Pratt Family Farm Foundation Makerspace

Pratt Family Farm Foundation Maker Space at Justice Page Middle School

The Pratt Family Farm Foundation Maker Space is a dedicated space in Justice Page Middle School for students to create hands-on solutions to problems not just in STEAM content, but throughout their various classes. In the Maker Space, students and staff share equipment, knowledge, and ideas via hands-on/minds-on projects and activities that foster creativity, resilience, problem-solving, teamwork, project management, and much more. Students have access to hand tools, power tools, 3D printers, Makey Makeys, Arduino UNO and Lilypads, sewing machines, electronic components, soldering equipment, multi-meters, lumber and wood working materials, craft supplies, LEGO, recycled materials and more to brings their ideas to life. 

As part of JMPS STEAM Integration, all students in 6th and 8th grades will have multiple opportunities via Advisory to work together in the Pratt Family Farm Foundation Maker Space. For these lessons, each 8th grade Advisory is paired with another 8th grade Advisory Fall Semester, and each 6th grade Advisory will be paired up with an 8th grade Advisory Spring Semester. Parents and guardians are invited and encouraged to visit and/or assist in these lessons. Please contact Mr. K. at for details.

The Pratt Family Farm Foundation Maker Space is currently accepting donations for the items listed here. Before you donate, please check the list for items we can and cannot use.

As of August 2022, items we need the most include:

  • PVC pipe (all shapes and sizes)
  • LEGO
  • Rubbermaid or any storage containers with lids (all sizes)
  • Yogurt cups
  • SMOOTH SIDED, clear plastic bottles

If you would like to make a financial donation please contact the Justice Page Middle School PTA.

We would like to acknowledge the "founders" listed below for their 2017/2018 financial contributions:

  • Pratt Family Farm Foundation
  • Zan Assiciates
  • Mark R Loth
  • Stephanie and Andrew Willingham
  • Maya and Oliver Gels
  • Jen and Dave Antila
  • Linda Smith-O'Mara
  • Ella Carlsson
  • Lesa Hudek
  • Tammy Thingelstad
  • Melissa Deveraj

If you have any further questions, please contact Mr. K. at

Maker Space Sign-Out

Maker Space/STEAM Lab Calendar

Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Programming, and 3D Printing

CAD (Computer Aided Design):

Tinkercad: Web-based CAD software that also allow users to experiment with CAD, coding, current electricity, and much more. No download required, and it's FREE, but you need to sign up for an account.

3D Slash: A simple web-based CAD software that can be played with or without a (free) account. 

SketchUp: A powerful web-based CAD platform used by CAD beginners and professionals alike. Use your school Google account or set-up your own account for free. Multiple "levels" from absolute beginner (free) to professional (cost varies by "level"). If you like architecture and/or interior design, this is for you.

Energy 3D: Another powerful downloadable (free; Mac or PC) CAD software that allows you to design structures and test them for energy efficiency and optimal solar energy performance.

West Point Bridge Designer: Classic downloadable (free, Mac or PC) CAD software around bridge design, engineering, and testing.

3D Builder: Standard CAD included with Windows10 (sorry, Mac users...). Best feature: you can draw something by hand, take a photo of it, and use 3D Builder to convert it to 3D!


3D Printers at JPMS:

- Creality CR10S (3, with one converted to laser etcher/cutter)

- FlashForge Finder Lite (2)

- FormLabs Form 2 Resin Printers (2)

3Doodler Start+ 3D Pens: Essentially, hand-held, low-temp 3D printers.

Cura: Slicing software for preparing files to 3D print. Free, but requires a download.

Thingiverse: Depository for free to use 3D print designs!

Coding and Programming for All!

Scratch: Web-based coding platform. No download required, and it's FREE, but you need to sign-up for an account.

   - Scratch Module 1 Via CodeClub

   - Scratch Module 2 Via CodeClub

   - Scratch Module 3 Via CodeClub

Makey Makey: A great tool to use in combination with Scratch. Turn ANYTHING conductive into a keyboard or controller!

Arduino Uno: This a more advanced interface that may require some coding skills to use effectively. 

(Interested in using Arduino for circuits vs. programming? Check out the Circuits section on TinkerCAD!)

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1 W. 49th St.
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