Here at Kestrel House we think making stuff is really great – but we also like taking things apart.
Sometimes it’s to start to understand how things work or get some design ideas. Other times it’s to repurpose some of the bits of a redundant or broken piece of equipment.
Last week four intrepid maker-breakers came to help us test a new idea that we want to offer from time to time – the TechResort Dismantling session.
With a little help from the adults present (including our newest volunteer, Katya) our pilot group managed to open up an old laptop computer, take out some interesting parts and some of them built their own devices. Thanks to James, Charlie, Taylor and Emily for being such brilliant session guinea pigs!
We’re now ready to run two more sessions for six young people on 17th and 18th August. They’re ideal for children aged 8 to 11, but they would be suitable for accompanied 6 or 7 year olds.
We’ll supply the screwdrivers and attendees can bring their own old equipment to dismantle (with permission, of course) or we’ll have some old bits here to take apart.
No special skills are experience are necessary – it’s the ideal activity for brand new or potential makers.