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TSAS Juniors: Teamwork and Clamps

After SchoolSean Murray

After learning how to safely use the chop saw and drills last week, we had the whole session to complete our first challenge: build something that, when the kid stands on it, they become taller than the tallest adult.

Dash and Robert attache legs to a stool.

Maite, moments after learning how to use a stop to cut multiple pieces at the same length.

Tachen, Zander, Olivier, Evan and Luca built two massive tables.

Maite pre-drills, then Evan and Scarlett drive screws. Great teamwork at a very young age!

One of the coolest things about Tinkering School (we think) is the fluidity of groups and teams. We think of it this way: we're all on one large team, responding to one general challenge. We break into smaller groups to explore different solutions in parallel. We pitch in and jump groups when we need to. We share ideas and copy each other freely. We root for each other.

Teamwork is the key to building things bigger than yourself. Clamps are helpful, too.

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