Do Book Company

Wednesday 15th May

“The idea is a simple one,” says Do Lectures founder David Hieatt, “people who do things can inspire the rest of us to go and do things too.” This is the premise of the small yet mighty Ideas Conference, held annually on eco-tour-worthy farms in West Wales and California. Now it is also the mantra for a new arm of »

Atari Breakout via Google Image Search

Tuesday 14th May

Google is commemorating the 37th birthday of classic Atari game Breakout in the best possible way: It turned Google Image Search into a version of the game. To launch the Easter egg, you simply need to type “atari breakout” into Google Image Search, and hit enter. The search results will show up, but they’ll be organized into a »

11 Of The World’s Hottest Bikes

Monday 13th May

A NEW BOOK PROFILES THE BIKE MAKERS WHO ARE CREATING SOME OF THE MOST DROOL-INDUCING AND INNOVATIVE RIDES AROUND. We love bikes here at TWSU HQ and now an awesome new book has just launched by Velo profiling some of the nicest and innovative bikes around! Enjoy!! New York City’s soon-to-be-launched bike-sharing program has met »

What Most Schools Don't Teach

Monday 13th May

This video by code.org is talking about the “superpower” that isn’t being taught in in 90% of US schools and the same applies here in the UK.

Good Design gets hands on with TWSU

Monday 13th May

Last month the lovely Joe Maduma founder of Good Design – which if you aren’t aware of you should check out. Came along to our DIY Speaker workshop at Rough Trade below is what he thought! Technology  Will Save Us is a forward-thinking new business model designed for positive social impact by founders Bethany Koby and Daniel Hirshmann. »

Permission to Play: Let's Make Fixing Things Cool Again

Friday 3rd May

I came across this great article last night by the great guys at ifixit talking about the need to get everyone especially kids discovering what goes into electronics and how to fix things! We couldn’t agree more. Yellowed kitchen appliances, dust-streaked radios, unresponsive DVD players: the table was strewn with stuff that even a local thrift store’s discounts couldn’t make enticing. Most of »

Things come apart: A teardown manual for modern living by Todd Mclellan

Thursday 2nd May

todd mclellan – things come apart museum of science+industry, chicago february 14th to may 19th, 2013  Things come apart is by toronto-based photographer todd mclellan. The set of images explore retro to modern daily items that have, are, or will be in our everyday lives. displayed within the exhibition, every piece of various household items – a phone, lawnmower »

Nesta Digital Makers Fund

Tuesday 16th April

DIY Technology Kits for Young Makers from Technology Will Save Us on Vimeo. Over the past few months we have been working towards getting funding to develop a whole host of new kits, aimed specifically at young people. We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding as part of the Nesta Digital »

DIY Phone

Thursday 28th March

A graduate student of the High-Low Tech Lab at MIT, David Mellis, has created a kit to allow you to build an entire mobile phone by hand. As the creator of Arduino, Mellis is pretty well versed in DIY technology, and has created software that likens the phone to a 10-year-old Nokia – it can make »

Hackschooling Makes Me Happy: Logan LaPlante at TEDxUniversityofNevada

Friday 22nd March

Awesome TEDx talk by 13 year old Logan LaPlante who speaks on ‘hackschooling’ his own style of real life learning and how the ‘hack culture’ is prevalent in the everyday.

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