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.
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.
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.