High Five Device

A scissor mechanism lets you give high fives while social distancing! Young builders may need help cutting out the cardboard. Learn how to make a scissor mechanism Practice practical social distancing Be encouraging to others...

Mini Stomp Rockets

This project is a mini version of the big stomp rockets we like to do at reDiscover, and can be stomped or smashed with your hands to send a rocket, bird, plane, or flying saucer to the sky! Note: Make sure no planes, satellites, or siblings are in the blast zone before firing. Water...

Virtual Tinkering

Ages: 6+ Weekday Classes run for 4 to 12 weeks per session. Our virtual sessions bring the experience of reDiscover Center to your living room. Using a set of tools and materials curated for flexibility, tinkerers will develop skills to design, prototype, and build their own creations at home. Students will develop a solid...

The Tinkering Toolkit

Updated March 2017 Originally posted on November 3, 2014 on https://paperstatic.com/tinkering-and-prototyping-materials/ There are a few different modes of building that I’ve observed: tinkering, prototyping, and making. These modes are flexible and overlapping, but have different intentions, benefits, and challenges. Tinkering is experimentation; often open-ended, without an end goal. You may reach one, but pure...

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,...

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