A new home for Austin Tinkering School!
WE DID IT!!! 1122 Airport Blvd!
Kid-friendly, centrally located, community oriented Makerspace coming right up, Austin, TX!
Fairy tales do come true, Christmas miracles really happen, and Tinkering... Read more
Month of Making!
Only 4 hours left! Just wanted to mention that our Month of Making reward for $20 is going to be really fun. Starting on Nov. 28th/Black Friday, you'll receive awesome... Read more
Going for a laser!
We hit our goal, AND EXCEEDED IT! This is amazing! We now have enough $$$ to create a welding set-up, which we've never been able to offer before. This is... Read more
WE DID IT!!!
I woke up this morning, still 3 thousand dollars away from our goal with only 35 hours to go. SO close but still so far! I took my dog for... Read more
Austin Tinkering School: the rewards!
We've still got lots of fun rewards left. Snap up a few for gifts, or get that birthday party squared away, and feel extra good about it, because you... Read more
Finding a proper property
Though it may be pure folly (considering we are still 6 thou away from our goal, and our Kickstarter ends in only 3.5 short days!) we have commenced a huntin'... Read more
Austin Tinkering School T-shirt: special Kickstarter edition!
Kat Townsend, graphic design genius and tinkerer extraordinaire, made this for us! Available as a T-shirt or as a high-quality American Apparel zippered hoodie. We still have $8000 left to... Read more
More kids need to grow up tinkering. Here are some reasons why.
This great article, My Role in De-skilling the Arts, by J.E. Johnson, the Scenic Studio Supervisor at University of Texas, makes a compelling case that kids are growing up with... Read more
Austin Tinkering School: the outtakes
No children were harmed in the making of this Kickstarter video.
Thanks for helping us take it to the next level!
Austin Mini Maker Faire 2015!
Did you know that Austin Tinkering School is the driving force behind Austin Mini Maker Faire, now in it's 4th year? Austin Mini Maker Faire is a two day, family-friendly... Read more
The TED talk that started it all!
6 years ago, I saw Gever Tulley's TED talk, 5 Dangerous Things (you should let your children do). This TED talk changed my life! I felt strongly that Austin needed... Read more
SURPRISE BONUS! Get a free copy of 50 Dangerous Things (you should let your children do) if you donate before Friday!
Well, this is an exciting incentive! If you donate $25 or more before this Friday at 10 am, you'll receive a free SIGNED, FIRST EDITION copy of 50 Dangerous Things... Read more
Pumpkin Hacking and Austin Tinkering School: the backstory
Find out more about how Austin Tinkering School came to be, along with some hot tips on pumpkins and power tools. Also, hidden deep inside this video is a... Read more