Tinkering at Home with the Exploratorium #NationOfMakers #WeekofMaking @NationOfMakers
Celebrate National Week of Making with one of our all time favorite resources on the web for STEM activities, exploratorium.edu. Check out their Tinkering at Home series for some awesome inspo!
Tinkering is an active, hands-on approach to discovering the richness and depth of the world around you—and it lends itself perfectly to the home environment, using materials and tools you might already have to explore everyday phenomena in surprising ways. Try this collection of invitations and resources to get started.
Share your creations with other tinkering explorers on social media using #TinkeringAtHome and the hashtags included in each invitation. We’ll share playful tips, inspiring ideas, and delightful outcomes as tinkerers around the world contribute their creations.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.