Tinkerers

Scott Weaver
Featured Tinkerer

Scott Weaver's family has lived in San Francisco for 3 generations. Scott started building toothpick sculptures in 1968, when he was 8 years old.

Adam Tobin
When he was five or six years old, Adam discovered masking tape. Realizing that there was...
Adrian Freed is Research Director of UC Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio...
Aiko Cuneo
Aiko Cuneo is an artist and arts educator. For over thirty years she worked as an artist...
Alice Wingwall
When noted photographer and sculptor Alice Wingwall began losing her sight, she became...
Amy Van Nostrand
Amy Van Nostrand is a designer who makes large scale structures from cardboard.
Ana Serrano
Born in Los Angeles in 1983, Ana Serrano uses cardboard to create work that elevates...
Andrew Lyndon
Andrew is an Oakland-based videographer, animator, and filmmaker who makes stand-alone...
Angela Haseltine Pozzi
Angela was born in Portland, Oregon to a family of artists. Angela’s evolution as an...
Ann Weber
California artist Ann Weber transforms the ordinary medium of cardboard into impressive...
Asia Ward
Asia Ward is a Program Specialist and Artist in Residence for the Learning Technologies...
Benjamin Cowden began working with metal during an undergraduate anthropology project in...
Bernie Lubell
Bernie creates interactive sculptural installations based on his studies in psychology...
Bernie Zubrowski
Bernie is a Senior Scientist for Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), who has spent...
Brad Prather
Brad Prather is a folk artist and contraption-maker from Petaluma California. Brad has...
Bruce Shapiro
Bruce Shapiro is a motion control artist, science educator, and the father of Eggbot.
Cardboard Institute of Technology
The Cardboard Institute of Technology (C.I.T.) engaged the Exploratorium with a month...
Carlos Zapata
Carlos is a self-taught artist who has found unique ways of expressing himself through...
Cathy McEver lives in Oakland, California, a city that exemplifies the promise inherent...
Charles is an artist and exhibit developer at the Exploratorium who has been making...
Chris Bell
Chris was born in Sydney, Australia in 1966. Two years study in Industrial design was...
Dana Schloss
Dana is a prototype and exhibit developer for science and children’s museums. She has an...
First attracted to masking tape because of its versatile, accessible, and malleable...
David loves anything that comes in a fitted, wooden box. He collects machines to inspire...
David Forbes is a mostly self-taught electrical engineer. He has been working in...
Diane Willow
Diane is a multi-modal artist. Working at the intersection of art, science, and...
Douglas Repetto
Douglas is an artist and teacher. His work, including sculpture, installation,...
Elizabeth Falkner
Besides running restaurants, Elizabeth Falkner loves culinary competition as a sport and...
emiko oye and Shana Astrachan are professional jewelry artists working with alternative/...
Eric Rosenbaum
Eric Rosenbaum loves to tinker with music. He recently completed his doctorate at the MIT...
Eric Stackpole & David Lang, OpenROV
Eric Stackpole and David Lang, have created OpenROV, an open-source, low-cost underwater...
Eun Young Park
Eun Young Park is a Helsinki-based media/product designer and artist who enjoys working...
Windell and Lenore
EvilMadScientist are Windell and Lenore.
Raygun Gothic Rocket
The Five Ton Crane Arts Group is a full service design / build / consulting organization...
Gautham and Vanya enjoy facilitating experiences where people (children and adults) can...
Ge Wang
An Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in...
Grace Kim
Grace Kim is a San Francisco based wearable technology designer.
Hanoch Piven
The colorful and witty collage portraits of Israeli artist Hanoch Piven have appeared...
With over a decade of game industry experience, I-Wei Huang is currently the Toy and...
Iris Gottlieb
Iris Gottlieb is an observer, illustrator, collector, printmaker, and layman scientist...
Jay Broemmel
Jay is a metal fabricator who builds mutant bicycles. A native of the Central Valley town...
Jay Silver
Jay Silver is an electrical engineer and toy inventor from Cocoa Beach, Florida. He is...
Jeremy Mayer disassembles typewriters of all vintages then reassembles the components...
Jesse Roadkill Wilson
Jesse “Roadkill” Wilson is a multi media artist with a passion for teaching and sharing....
Jessica Hobbs
People have often described Jessica Hobbs as someone trying to lead a compulsively...
Jessica Strick
Jessica Strick is an exhibit developer at the Exploratorium.
Jie loves to make things that blend paper craft and personal expression with programming...
Juanita Schlaepfer-Miller
Juanita started as an apprentice in the machine shop the Exploratorium, and was then an...
Judy Castro
Judy is an artist and designer working with textiles, metal, industrial materials and...
Julie Chen is an internationally known book artist who has been publishing limited...
Keith Newstead
Keith studied at Barking College of Art and Technology. After short-lived careers on a...
Ken Murphy is a musician, tinkerer, and jack of all trades. He mentored a robotics club...
Kristen Murray
Kristen is an engineer, educator, and artist who works with youth of all ages and...
Krys Bobrowski
Krys Bobrowski is a sound artist and musician.
Lanny Smoot
During his early career, Lanny held leadership positions in communications research at...
Leah Buechley
Leah Buechley is a designer, engineer, artist, and educator whose work explores...
Leigh Anne Langwell
Leigh Anne is a visual artist who uses the interplay of light and shadow to explore...
Liz Keim, Director of Cinema Arts and Senior Curator, initiated the Exploratorium’s...
Lucas Keijning
Making science fun and accessible is what Lucas likes best. In his experience almost...
Luisa Beck
Luisa likes to think about ways to make the unfamiliar familiar. How can stories bring a...
Dr. Marek Michalowski is a roboticist working at the intersection of engineering, design...
Matmos is an experimental electronic music duo originally from San Francisco but now...
Matt Smith
Matt Smith was born in 1965 in Leicestershire, England. After attending various schools...
Michael Brown
Michael Brown is a sculptor, designer and installation artist who has been creating...
Michael Shiloh
Michael Shiloh has a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and worked for...
Michael Swaine
Michael Swaine is an inventor and designer working in many media. He has collaborated...
Cardboard surfboard
Mike makes righteous surfboards out of cardboard.
Moxie Liebermann
Moxie is an artist, fiber pusher, and human being. She enjoys conceptual art, hi-jinx and...
Natalie Rusk
Natalie Rusk, Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab, focuses on the development of...
Nathan Sawaya is a New York-based artist who creates awe-inspiring works out of some of...
Ned Kahn, an artist who has a background in environmental science, explores natural...
Nemo Gould was born to artist parents in 1975, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Named after the...
Nicole Catrett
Nicole is an artist, inventor and tinkerer. She uses a mix of art, science, and anything...
Noga Elhassid
Noga Elhassid, is an Israeli artist who created a workshop designed to teach kids basic...
Norman Tuck
As a child, Norman loved building things, especially airplane models made of balsa and...
Paul Nosa
Paul Nosa draws a lot. Creating a line is a balance between intention and recognizing the...
Paul Spooner
Paul Spooner was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1948. He had mechanical interests from an...
Ricarose Roque
Ricarose designs tools and experiences that enable people, especially youth, to create...
Robbie Berg
Robbie is professor of physics at Wellesley College studying how people learn through...
Roger Wood
Roger Wood is a self-taught artist who lives and works in a former flower shop in...
Saul Griffith
Saul Griffith is the Founder / Principal Scientist at Other Lab, where he focuses his...
Scott Weaver
Scott Weaver's family has lived in San Francisco for 3 generations. Scott started...
Scout Tran-Caffee
Originally trained as a painter, but having bounced around in every discipline from music...
Shawn Lani
Shawn Lani is a senior artist at the Exploratorium. Most recently, Shawn worked as lead...
Shih Chieh Huang
Taiwanese-born Shih Chieh (“Cj”) Huang’s work focuses on exploring the unusual...
Stacy Speyer
Stacy Speyer’s creative passions shift between a constant drive to make and a hunger for...
Stijn Schiffeleers
Working in many media, Stijn, member of the Futurefarmers artist collective, reveals the...
Sudhu Tewari
Sudhu Tewari has been called a professional bricoleur, junkyard maven and young audio-...
Tiffany Tseng
Tiffany is a designer who creates tools for sharing and learning with one another. Her...
Tim Hunkin
Tim trained as an engineer, but then became a cartoonist, drawing the Rudiments of Wisdom...
Tim Mickel
Tim tinkers with Scratch and ScratchJr at the MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten group...
Todd McLellan
It started from a kindergarten finger painting class and grew from there.
Walter Kitundu
Walter Kitundu is a visual artist, instrument builder, photographer, and composer. He...