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Tinkering School After School: Seniors

Seniors (Spring 2014)Sean Murray

Tinkering School After School Seniors is a place for older builders to 1) tackle complex, open-ended problems; and 2) learn to use tools not just safely, but precisely and efficiently.

After practicing on the chop saw, band saw and drills, we started in on our first challenge: Build a pair of stilts that can be used to safely walk the perimeter of our space on Bryant St--about 300 yards.

Builders dreamt up solutions to problems like foot platform stability, traction, and handles, and freely swapped ideas. By the session's end, we were making our first steps--small, slow, and a bit wobbly, but definitely forward.

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