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Makers Workshop Seniors

After SchoolSean Murray

Today was a Tinkering School milestone--our first ever Seniors class, where experienced Tinkerers could come to strengthen their skills in the company of fellow veterans.

Dexter and Josh assemble the frame of a rolling table.

For our first meeting, we wanted to 

a) determine levels of comfort and competency with clamps, drills and the chop saw

b) give our makers a taste of building at "senior"-level precision, efficiency and quality.

So, we challenged the Seniors to build a rolling cart for our building's pet tortoise--durable enough to withstand abuse from younger kids, light enough to roll easily, and stable enough to safely house a living thing.

We completed the cart with just enough time to brainstorm our next project...

 

After completing the tortoise cart, Dexter, Ethan, Reid and Trent sit down to brainstorm their next project.

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