For a while now we've wondered what to put here to advance education and promote our equity vision. One day we stumbled upon an idea: make it a makerspace! You may be aware that Madison has a larger makerspace called Sector67 or the Madison Public Library The Bubbler which we take inspiration from. Our TynkerSpace will promote learning through hands-on play and experimentation. There is no structured curriculum for students participating in the TinkerSpace, it's about exploration, collaboration, and creativity.
Starting with a secure rolling cart, iPads and some mobile seating we'll start the experimentation.
|3Doodler||Handheld 3D filament printer|
|Arduino Starter Kit|
|Virtual Reality glasses and software to explore new worlds.|
|Froogz||5 Pieces with 6 different suction building shapes in multiple colors|
|Bloxels||Explore creativity and ingenuity by building your own block-based games.|
|MakeyMakey||Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet.|
|iRig Keys||iPad compatible musical keyboard.|
|Mebo Robot||Remote controlled robot.|
|Yarn Loom||Create scarfs, hats, socks and more with this loom and hook kit.|
|Bunchems||Velco-like balls that you can build items.|
|Magna-Tiles||Magnetic building tiles.|
|Cricut Explore||Circut is a precision cutter for multiple materials. Design your own concept and it'll bring it to real life.|
|Asus ZenFone 2||The electronic hub for many of these devices, control remotely objects as well as works with Google Cardboard VR.|
|Apple iPad||Another electronic hub to control devices.|
|LittleBits||Inspire students to learn more about robotics, automation, circuits and technology.|
|Google Expedition Kits||
Using Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality (VR), students can explore new worlds, inside the human bodies, and historical events all in 360 degree control.
Teachers are able to control what students see to add rich information such as historical or scientific information as exploration occurs.
|Apple 27" iMac|
MeeperBOT is a versitle robotics toy designed to support learning on hands-on robotics.
Roli blocks help create music in a fun and engaging way.
Things We're Looking At...
|Glowforge Laser Etcher||Laser Ethcer designed for home/school use. Currently on Kickstarter.|
|MakeDo||Construct objects out of cardboard. Tools such as saws, screwdrivers, and screws help unlock creativity from everyday cardboard.|
Have an idea for great TinkerSpace items? Let us know!