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Computational Tinkering

Computational Tinkering is a new initiative developed by the Exploratorium science centre (San Francisco, USA), aimed at supporting learners to combine coding and making in ways that support personal expression, creativity and independent problem solving. In this hands-on workshop, we will experiment with simple and complex programmable moving contraptions made out of everyday materials - marble machines, automata and more. We will tinker and construct with code on digital devices as well as with materials in the real world inviting learners with a wide variety of interests and skill sets.

Participants will gain hands-on experience of a variety of activities involving computation and then reflect on how to create meaningful computational tinkering experiences in the physical and digital world.

Wondering what a MakerSpace is? This is our definition for the Ecsite conference. Don't hesitate to pop by during one of the drop-in slots!


Tinkering Studio R&D lead
San Francisco
United States

Session speakers

Co-Founder, Education
Wonderful Idea Co.
Freiburg im Breisgau
coming soon
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom
coming soon
Associate Lecturer
Manchester Metropolitan University
coming soon
Content and Community Manager
Strawbees AB
coming soon
Manager, Tinkering Studio & Exhibitions
Science Centre Singapore
coming soon