The Tinkering Studio is primarily a research and development laboratory in the Exploratorium in San Francisco, but whenever possible, the museum shares its projects, activities, and developing ideas following an “open source” model. One free activity invites students to adorn their bodies with electrifyingly awesome jewelry that they build themselves. Another invites them to turn old plastic bags into beautiful new fabrics that they can use to make a variety of fashionable items. The guides on the site are free to download and use to help students get started with tinkering, whether at home or in their school or other educational institution.
Maker Camp provides a simple, enjoyable way for students to get involved in making. A worldwide network of affiliates host Maker Camps in public libraries, community groups, makerspaces, and maker homes.
With Let’s create! Pottery HD Lite for iOS and Android by Infinite Dreams, students can become artists and create one-of-a-kind ceramic pottery items by imagining, designing, and even printing their 3D pots.