Links for Ideas and Inspiration

Exploratorium The Exploratorium in San Francisco is a kids' STEAM museum with a tinkering lab tucked away inside, and they produce tons of entertaining, inspiring, educational content, like websites, activities, and even apps. Instructables A website where anyone can post tutorials for tool tips and specific projects. Make Magazine Whether you have a subscription or not,...

Tinkering Prompt Generator

Stuck trying to come up with tinkering ideas? Use the lists below as a tinkering prompt generator! Take a word from the first list (Modes of Tinkering) and pair it with a word from the second list (Topics for Tinkering) to start you on your way! Examples: Origami + Underwater = an aquarium full...

Rosie Revere is an Engineer. But is she a tinkerer?

Andrea Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer is a beloved modern classic children’s book. Rosie is a kid who never stops inventing fantastical machines, such as python-repelling cheese hats. Through the course of the story she overcomes failures, embarrassment, and fear, with a little encouragement from her great-great-aunt Rose, a WWII Rosie the Riveter. It’s a...

Tinkering@Home #1

The Whats and Whys of Tinkering at Home What exactly is tinkering? Tinkering is more than just making things. It’s experimenting, letting your creativity loose, letting yourself fail and learning from the experience. Tinkering is a way of expanding your mind and your conceptions about what can be done, and more importantly, what you...

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