February’s Dare is all about celebrating friendship. Learn how to brainstorm and develop a knack for Design Thinking. Designers, Engineers and Programmers all have to hack a problem and find creative ways to solve it, innovate and share their ideas.

DARE – 2 Hours

Hack some of your favorite friendship crafts.

Bracelets, jewelry or a portrait of your bff. You can design some ideas with your friends by sketching, drawing by hand or illustrating something digitally.

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Swap ideas with friends and decide which idea to bring to life.

Use materials you have around the house, beads, cardboard, yarn etc. to create a live version of your drawn ideas.

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Need Ideas? See This Month’s Tutorials:

Paper Fortune Teller

How It Works: Paper Fortune Teller's are a simple one-sheet Origami project. After a series of folds, fancy artwork and Q & A options you have a fun instant game for you and your friends. Based on certain questions or choices the "Fortune Teller" gets opened and...

DIY Code Bracelets

Learn how to make secret code bracelets your whole squad will love! What's the big deal with coding? Teachers, programmers and start-up owners are all ranting and raving about the importance of learning Code but what really is "Code" and why's it so dang important for...

How To Make Slime!

The Goo That Keeps Gooing It looks awesome, feels gooey and we all get mesmerized by its ability to stretch, gather, stick. We made some amaze goo at our live camp this summer and though it's a simple mix it was one of our biggest hits. Below is TinkingTechy's formula...

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What’s In A TinkingTechy Dare

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is the process many inventors and innovators use to figure out how to go from idea to launch. Whether you’re planning to create a product, digital program or hands-on game. It’s important to consider several ideas, sketch how these might work, look and feel and eventually tinker with a live version of your idea.

Every TinkingTechy Dare is centered around the Design Thinking process. To inspire girls to think of the possibilities beyond traditional crafts, art projects or coding lessons.

Time-Limits

In true Start-Up fashion TinkingTechy’s ‘Dares’ are modeled after Hackathons. Typically, designers, programmers and engineers gather to bring to life creative ideas or solve problems collaboratively. Hackathons usually happen over the course of a few days or a weekend to promote a highly creative and “get it launched” energy.

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