Experiments with science, art,technology, and delightful ideas.
To start off celebrating the National Week of Making in the Tinkering Studio, we are having Beetleblocks+Watercolorbot workshop today, highlighting one of our favorite tinkering tenets “Merge art, science and technology!”
This past weekend, the Tinkering Studio participated in the East Bay Mini Maker Faire for the first time ever. A few of us attended the faire last year as participants and felt that the smaller environment would be a good change of pace from the big faire and chance to bring some new ideas to a community event.
After being exposed on Twitter for nerding out on visual programming, scratch and beetleblocks, I wanted to make sure I shared some of what we've been working on over the past week or so in that area.
Lately we've been experimenting with a new program by Tinkering Studio collaborator Eric Rosenbaum (who also created makey makey, mmmtsss, and glow doodle) called Beetle Blocks. Beetle blocks allows you to use SCRATCH like programming to create 3D designs drawn by a little "beetle".