What has four legs, two wings, stripes and a barbed tail? If you guessed a "Tigray" you were correct! This week, we're building Wild Animals and by wild we mean mashups. In addition to the Tigray (Tiger+Stingray), we're building an Elephant+Bee (still to be named). Imagine a trunk, six legs, large ears and a stinger. I can't wait to see how these creatures shape up!
Day one of Tinkering School is largely devoted to making group agreements related to camp safety and teamwork (e.g. always walk, treat others as they want to be treated) as well as going through tool training. Every tinkerer learns how to use our three main tools: a chop saw, cordless drills, and clamps.
We met in two groups to sketch ideas for our animals and to begin to write out a plan for building them bigger than ourselves. Our goals for the week include collaborating and making friends, trying harder than usual, building something bigger than ourselves, and making mistakes and learning from them.
To see more photos from today, check out our Flickr page.