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Centrally-located community-oriented kid-friendly Makerspace! Mobile tinkering unit! Tinkering for all!
318 backers pledged $23,312 to help bring this project to life.

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    Mad props from Austin Tinkering School and the knowledge that you have helped put power tools in to the hands of children.

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    A month of Making! Starting on Nov. 28/ Black Friday, you'll receive awesome projects and ideas galore from guest makers like Bernadette Noll of Future Craft Collective, Kate Payne from Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, Samantha Matalone Cook of Curiosity Hacked, as well as a healthy helping of hot tips from yours truly at Austin Tinkering School, delivered piping hot to your inbox every morning for the next 30 days. Kids projects, bath/body/home/hearth, food, gifts, and lots more! Set a precedent to Make this holiday season!

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    Austin Tinkering School... the t-shirt!

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    Free Build! Come build whatever you want. Ages 6 and up. No experience necessary. Dec. 6 from 10-12.

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    Tinkering Challenges 1, 2, and 3!

    Receive a Tinkering Challenge triad: 3 separate packages, each containing a slip of paper with a mini building challenge and a small assortment of supplies. You provide the glue, tape, or any other tools you might want to use. Fun, creative, and self-guided... great for gifts!

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    Terrarium ornament-making class. Create a miniature, living woodland paradise for your tree. All sorts of moss, ferns, and tiny little planties provided, along with other mini pretty things. This class takes place on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 pm.

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    1 Austin Tinkering School build-your-own marshmallow shooter kit. Includes ingredients for one shooter, building instructions, protective eye gear, an ammo pouch, and, of course, marshmallows.

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    Austin Tinkering School... the zip-up hoodie! High quality American Apparel brand hoodie will keep you warm out there tinkering during the winter months.

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    Scan and 3D print your head... and the heads of up to 9 of your friends! It's the future, people!

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    2 hour raspberry pi class for up to 6 kids (ages 10 and up) taught by ATS teacher Chris Ready (http://store.makesalot.com/).

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    2 hour stop-motion animation workshop for up to 10 kids with ATS teacher Tim Ziegler.

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    Thomas Alva Edison and his antique technology exhibit! This hour-long presentation by ATS teacher Daniel G. Benes that will inspire, educate, and amaze!

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    2 hours of Free Build time in our workshop for you and 10 of your closest friends. Or your kid and his/her friends. 2 ATS collaborators will be on hand to assist with anything you want to build.

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    Austin Tinkering School... the birthday party! 1.5 hours of Free Build, Marshmallow Shooter , Dollhouse building, Bow and Arrow, Frankentoy, or customized tinkering experience.

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    Design and build... your own workshop. 2 hours of a customized tinkering experience, our place or yours. Have we offered something in the past that appealed to you? Do you have a full roster of pinterest ideas at the ready that you need help with? Invite your friends or family or co-workers and let's get to it.

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    Mini Nerdy Derby!
    We'll bring our smaller track (16 feet long) and super-fun racecar-building activity, complete with an awesome spread of materials and all the tools you'll need. Great for kids and (perhaps even) great (er) for adults!

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    Nerdy Derby!! It's like the Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby but with NO RULES. We'll set up our 50 foot long track and bring our Nerdy Derby car-building activity (complete with tools and materials) to your school, party, or event for 5 hours.

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    Tinkering for the greater good: Donate a 5 hour Nerdy Derby, Free Build (we'll bring out our whole set up), or customized tinkering experience to the school, afterschool program, rec center, or whatever of your choice. Bring some tinkering joy to an underserved community!

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