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December 4 class by Fortune 500 consultant, Chris Chopyak, teaches the art of strategic illustration -- no artistic skills required!
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Current relationship standing. Number of displayed crafts. Sum of your kids' ages. It's time to calculate the optimal hours spent on Thanksgiving prep.
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There are things you really should know how to do and this is one of them: love yourself some shadow puppets.
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Soldering helps my sometimes-a-particle, sometimes-a-wave daughter achieve an emotional state that is really, truly hard for her.
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Are you a tinkerer, a hacker, a prototyper, a toy maker or a creative iconoclast not otherwise specified? Apply now to MAKE at the Boulder Mini Maker Faire!
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The process of making connects the builder to the product in a way that no trip to Target can ever recreate.
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The shipping department was full of dudes with asymmetric facial hair on skateboards. An engineer had picked up about a thousand Keva planks and on an upstairs wrap-around counter space, there was a crowdsourced build going on — in which you could tell the crowd had higher than the average bear’s level of design thinking skills. Strung on a wall was a DIY art piece made of light bulbs and wire that was set to ripple in response to sounds. A trigger-operated race car track wound underneath a 7-foot tall version of one of those wooden dinosaur skeleton kits.
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From a culture of throwaway instead of repair, to tomorrow's generation of makers -- how to create a community of inspiration at your maker space.
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1. Provide materials that foster creativity. 2. Emphasize that there is no “right” way to create something. 3. Provide scaffolding for children in their creative processes. 4. Teach children to view setbacks as a opportunities to learn rather than as failures, and encourage them to embrace an attitude of experimentation. 5. Praise the effort children put forth in the creative process, not their innate abilities.