tinkering

To mess around with something and you don't really have a clue what your doing. Actually, something good may come out of it. We like to tinker, but more in the sense of trying out new or different ways of making things.

 

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We have a book tip for all makers and hobbyists from our maker educators: The Art of Tinkering.

 

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"We see pupils as inventors who learn to design and implement their ideas using modern technology", says Karien Vermeulen on the topic of maker education.

 

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The Fabschoolino was the ultimate gift for anyone who loves soldering, electronics, crafts and programming.

 

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Teachers in Dutch education can get acquainted with the newest maker technologies at Teacher Maker Camp.

 

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This meeting is for participants of our Teacher Maker Camps only.

 

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On Friday June 2nd, another FabSchool series of four afternoons by Waag started at the Maakplaats 021 Waterlandplein (Amsterdam-North). This time, they were programmed around the theme of making your own fidget spinner.

 

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23-10-2016

Fabschoolino

Waag developed the Fabschoolino, a mini-computer you could solder together and program yourself.

 

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On Firday 11 December 2015, the first national work conference of the Platform Maker Education took place at MakerSchool X11 in Utrecht.

 

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Waag’s Creative Learning Lab organised a 4-day professional development course for teachers about maker education. Teachers did get acquainted with the newest maker technologies—like digital fabrication, 3D printing, electronics, and programming. But most of all, they did get to experience being a learner again. They were inspired, and could make what they always wanted to make.

 

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In cooperation with The Learning Lab, De Balie, and several experts, Waag’s Creative Learning Lab organizes a 4-day professional development course for teachers about maker education.

 

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Waag’s Creative Learning Lab annually organizes a professional development course for teachers in maker education.

 

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The annual conference of the Chaos Computer Club might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of biotechnology. Although in the midst of computer, food, car and even tamagotchi hacking biotechnology is not such an odd one out.

 

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In Hamburg, I learned about hacks for every piece of digital technology that I use. While sitting in the train back home, I tried to sort out the massive amount of overwhelming information, revelations and insights that were presented to me at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress (#30C3).

 

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Who says tinkering is just for boys? If you’re throwing together empty softdrink bottles, handycraft tools, some spray paint, lots of tie-wraps, water, pressure, a big open field and a bunch of geeks…

 

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Sylvia Todd is “big on the Internet.” The 11-year-old science star has already received more than 1.5 million hits on her YouTube series.

 

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This time we are going to make special musical instruments at the Fabschool Kids.

 

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Fabschool Kids is for curious children aged 10 to 12 who like to tinker, design fashion or work with computers and electronics. On February 13th we will start the workshop series by building a DIY (do-it-yourself) speaker.

 

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In a Circuit Band workshop, the participants made their own musical instruments with the equipment and technology that is at hand.