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.

Cloud Shield, Twine’s Gateway To The Full-Blown Internet Of Things

Thursday 7th March

Our friends at Fast Co Design got an exclusive and sneaky peak at the awesome new cloud shield by Twine that links up with an Arduino to give you all access to the wonderful INternet of Things. Check out what they thought below! We can’t wait to get our hands on one!! If you’re not afraid of hacking together a bit of code and plugging tiny »

Cardboard Computing

Thursday 7th March

In the last year the programming literacy movement has shown that many of us are keen to understand code and dymistify the “digitality” of digital media. That appetite has also being channeled into clever craft explorations of computation, like Niklas Roy’s recent Cardboard Computer workshop conducted at theOffenbach School of Art & Design. Over the course of »

TWSU at SXSW

Tuesday 5th March

  In 2 days time we will be heading to SXSW in Austin Texas as Part of Hackney House Austin. On the Sunday between 16:00-17:00 we will be co hosting conversations and workshops with onedotzero. Then on the Monday Daniel will be showcasing his awesome interactive work Engine 26, with additional private sessions on the Saturday and Sunday. A great line up with some fantastic events. We »

Women in Tech City

Thursday 21st February

On March 8th there will be a showcase the work of women around Tech City. We invite everyone (men,women and young people) to join Open IDEO, Bethnal Green Ventures, Makielab, Good Night Lamp and ourselves alongside many others in an evening of demos, music, food, craft beers and wine. So often we mark significant days and achievements with fleeting internet-based cheers »

Monocle interviews Technology Will Save Us

Thursday 7th February

This week Monocle stopped by and interviewed Daniel as part of their Entrepreneurs show where they aim too ‘Put the spotlight on those driving innovation in their industries, plus where to invest, business news and tips from those who have succeeded.’ Check out Daniels interview here: http://monocle.com/radio/shows/the-entrepreneurs/69/  

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