[hackerspaces] How to promote hackerspace inventions

Alex Cureton-Griffiths alexcg at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 03:13:26 CET 2012

Have you tried getting in touch with the guys at MAKE running the
Makerspace Program? They're putting makerspaces/hackerspaces into US
schools, and I imagine they'll need kits and resources for teaching how to
make stuff.

I'm also in touch with Sparkling Science in Sweden - they're spreading the
idea of hackerspaces in schools through a short movie and 'black boxes'
taken to schools and put in public art installations. Each black box is
interactive and contains components to make cool stuff. Mostly Makey Makey
at the moment AFAIK, but Arduino might be useful as beginner makers get
more advanced.

Alex Cureton-Griffiths*
*UK Project Lead - SpaceGAMBIT
Tel: +44-20-8144-3143 / +86-136-8186-0166

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 9:59 PM, Ben Brown <ben at kwartzlab.ca> wrote:

> On 12/15/2012 8:07 PM, Simon Clark wrote:
>  Absolutely. We can do wholesale pricing for any hackerspace for 5 or
> more kits. That puts it at $15 each plus shipping.
> Awesome, once our move is finished I'd like to work on some Arduino
> workshops using the codeshield.
>  I looked at kickstarted to begin with, but they don't work for non-US
> folk, and at the time, 'an indie-go-go' campaign just wasn't getting the
> same traction as a kickstarted one, as we could do without. I could do a
> kickstarter campaign to have the curriculum properly developed, perhaps?
> other ideas?
> Actually, last I checked you only need someone who's an American citizen
> (who's involved in the project) to apply and run the Kickstarter campaign.
> Also because they send the funds with Amazon payments which is US-only.
> Ben
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