EXPLO's Rules for Critical Making

October 30, 2018


The most innovative ideas were born under constraints. When faced with a blank canvas, you may easily be intimidated — even paralyzed — by limitless possibilities. Given a problem to solve, however, you're much more likely to find that your creative output is multiplied.

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Tags: Critical Making, Video

Many Paths to Engineering

January 25, 2018

What do Star Wars Lego robots, sustainable urban planning, and a complex machine designed to paint your dreams have in common? At the heart of each of these imaginative projects is a challenge to our students -- use the principles of engineering to create something extraordinary and original. We’ll give you the materials and the tools, you create the ideas, bend the rules, and execute the plan.

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Tags: EXPLO at Wheaton, Exploration Programs, Summer Programs, Critical Making

Mindset Over Matter: Studio Team Takeaways from SXSWedu

April 11, 2017

Laser cutters. 3-D printers. Microcontrollers. Power tools. Basic requirements of a makerspace, right?

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Tags: EXPLO Studio, SXSW, Critical Making, Professional Development, Exploring Education

EXPLO at SXSWedu: Don't Feed the Bears!

March 8, 2017

If you hear roaring and see bears at SXSWedu this week, don’t be alarmed. You can come close to the exhibit  but please, don’t feed the bears.

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Tags: EXPLO Studio, SXSW, Critical Making, Exploring Education

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