Tech Will Save Us STEM Workshop: Make Things Do Stuff Launch Event

tech will save us stem workshop make things do stuff launch event

Last week we were thrilled to be invited to run a brand new DIY Mini Synth workshop at the launch event for a fantastic new campaign and website Make Things Do Stuff, which we are delighted to be a partner of.

Make Things Do Stuff aims to mobilise the next generation of digital makers. Which here at TWSU HQ we are very proud to be associated with and championing along with some other fantastic organisations.

The launch event was hosted by the inspiring Roundhouse in Camden, a super interesting round space that resembled something from an Indiana Jones film – but instead of the requisite traps – it was filled with various groups of young people doing some very cool workshops with us and the other organisations.  There was also a special visit from George Osbourne, Chancellor of the Exchequer. More about his visit in a lovely Wired article.

We were excited to be teaching a workshop using the all-new Mini Synth – a scaled-down and super cute version of the DIY Synth Kit. We were experimenting with what can be used to control the sounds from the Mini Synth. Our young participants had some excellent ideas involving different types of sensors and electronic components including LDR’s, Arduinos and some Bare Conductive variable resistors (just like the ones we have been experimenting with our friends at Studio Luma).

We had so much fun at the launch and met some fantastic participants and other workshop hosts.  There is a lot more to come from the Make Things Do Stuff Campaign – everything from events to competitions and clubs.  If you’re interested in this world of making – and there’s a strong likelihood that you are if you’re reading this – then its definitely worth following the campaign!

tech will save us stem workshop make things do stuff launch event
tech will save us stem workshop make things do stuff launch event
tech will save us stem workshop make things do stuff launch event
tech will save us stem workshop make things do stuff launch event

To see the rest of the photos check out our Flickr set here.