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Trains - Weeks 1 & 2 - Boys & Girls Club ( Willie Mays Clubhouse)

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Happy 2019!

We’re excited to start another fun after school tinkering session with Willie Mays clubhouse (Boys & Girls Clubs of SF). This session we are excited to welcome two new assistant collaborators Assata and Audrey to our group!

During our first day together we jumped into tool safety training and revealed our new project theme… TRAINS!

Once all of our Tinkerers knew how to use the chop saw, drill, and clamps, we were ready to start designing and building and bring our designs to life. By the end of the afternoon we had 4 sections of 8 foot long train track already finished!

Safety Training! Click through the gallery to see all the action.

Malia is one of our returning tinkerers! Here she helps build the 8 foot long frames for our train tracks.

Malia is one of our returning tinkerers! Here she helps build the 8 foot long frames for our train tracks.

Anthony and Byron make an efficient and effective team as they attach cross ties to the track.

Anthony and Byron make an efficient and effective team as they attach cross ties to the track.

Dallas and Wisemann pair up and take turns pre-drilling and screwing to get our last track of the day finished.

Dallas and Wisemann pair up and take turns pre-drilling and screwing to get our last track of the day finished.

MauRae cuts pieces for the track frame for other team members to connect together.

MauRae cuts pieces for the track frame for other team members to connect together.

Tau focuses on screwing a cross tie in precise alignment with the track.

Tau focuses on screwing a cross tie in precise alignment with the track.

To the right: D’Nya demonstrates great two handed drilling technique! So much easier to control when we use two hands.

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Stay tuned next week to come along for the ride! Who knows where this train will take us!

To see more photos of all the tinkering fun visit our Flickr album!

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