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Dec/16

LEGO Balance: Extra Materials and Iteration

Over the past few months, we've been prototyping a tinkering activity using LEGO pieces to construct balancing sculptures. We're currently putting the idea on hiatus for a while as we prepare for an upcoming LEGO event, but we thought that in lieu of posting a detailed instructable about how to do the activity, I'd write a couple blog posts to share our groups reflections so far and the questions and ideas we're excited to pursue when we return to this topic.

28
Jun/16

Making of the Ecsite 2016 Maker Space

For the past four years, I've been part a group of tinkerers working with the Ecsite organization to create a pop-up makerspace for the annual conference of museum and science center professionals.

23
Apr/16

Love Tools? Here's the list...

Open MAKE: Tools

Photo of cardboard tools created by Scout Tran-Caffee as part of OpenMAKE:Tools

07
Mar/16

Love tools? Let's talk.....

We're hosting a hangout dedicated to the topic of tools.  

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29
Oct/13

TSC Hack-O-Lanterns Recap

Last Thursday for the Tinkering Social Club we brought out power tools, serious cutting implements, copper tape, and LEDs, and let visitors go to town on a bunch of unsuspecting pumpkins. Beautiful and odd creations ensued.

21
Oct/13

What's your favorite tool for pumpkin carving?

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We've been experimenting with tools and materials for the upcoming event "Hack-o-Lanterns", and in preparation for that, I've made a pumpkin sign for the Tinkering Studio.

10
Aug/13

A peak into our first Tinkering Social Club

On Thursday night this week during the museum's adult evening hours we launched a new, experimental program for curious tinkerers called Tinkering Social Club. Inspired by our current artist in residence Todd McLellan, we invited folks to don a pair of safety glasses, pick up a screwdriver or wrench, and explore the insides of familiar household objects.

05
Aug/13

Moment of Zen - Changing the Gels

Moment of Zen - Changing the Gels from The Tinkering Studio on Vimeo.

Walter demonstrates an interesting technique to change out the gels on the lights in the TS workshop.

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