MLS has a Tinkerlab

What is Tinkering?

The Oxford Dictionaries says that to tinker is to “attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory (unfocused) way.”

The Free Dictionary says that a tinkerer is “one who enjoys experimenting with and repairing machine parts.”

The TinkerLab  is a place where children are encouraged to follow their curiosities, test how materials work, experiment, and ultimately combine materials and ideas together in new, inventive ways.

Every Tinkerlab is unique and the projects that are worked on inside of them are also very diverse.  Below are just a few samples of the things that you can do in the lab:

  • Electronics: LED Hula hoop
  • Robot building / Robotics
  • Snap circuits where you can create exciting projects, such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, and doorbells.
  • Take-a-part sessions
  • Coding
  • Rube Goldberg machines

We are creating our Tinkerlab from donated recycled materials and  inexpensive supplies which can be found anywhere.

Please help support our Tinkerlab by donating any supplies. Click this link to see a sample listing of typical Tinkerlab materials.