Blog Posts by Jake

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Feb/18

Observations from Circuit Boards in XTech

The Beginner XTech program at the museum kicked off a new semester and year with some exploration of Circuit Boards. It’s a foundational Tinkering Studio activity and we like to use it to kick off curriculum involving electricity because of its accessible construction and its openness to studying current within and between mechanical or electronic objects.

20
Mar/17

Stab Stitch Bindings with XTech

For most of the month of February both of our XTech cohorts have been learning about and making badges and books from a tradition of stitching called Stab Binding. The method dates back many centuries to parts of China, Japan, and Korea and involves using thread to make double-sided images onto a material like fabric or paper. We covered our introduction to these making projects last month, and continued to use an app by a friend of XTech named Natalie Freed.