Toy Makers begins with identifying your target audience – who will enjoy your toy? In Te Papa’s Mixing Room exhibition, participants explore immigrants’ and refugees’ stories to help inspire a design of a fun and engaging toy.
Back in Hīnātore Learning Lab, participants plan, discuss, and choose a design pathway. A range of creation stations help to turn their ideas into reality as they go about making, testing, and refining their toy.
Extend your product’s success and put a huge smile on your target audience by designing bespoke advertising and packaging.
Creation Stations: Activities throughout the day
Participants can choose a range of production techniques and technologies to design, test and build their product.
3D design and printing
Use Tinkercad to construct a product in 3D choose to publish your design online or in Virtual Reality. See 3D printers in action or print your own 3D design! (Note due to time and printing limitations we are not able to 3D print all designs made).
Choose from a range of recyclables and materials to sculpt, hammer, saw, tape, cut and glue your way to an awesome product.
Build an art making robot out of everyday objects and some micro motors.
Roller Coaster for a Marble
Design an exciting toy guided by kinetic forces.
Challenge yourself by building a Raspberry Pi mini-computer and code a game on it! (Please note participants do not take home their Pi games)
Learn about using block codes to design a game for your audience. Use Dash robots to see your code come to life!
These sessions are open to all skill levels. If you came last term, you’ll find plenty more to discover this time round.
Toy Makers sessions:
Mon 2 & Fri 13 Oct 2017 (join one session or both)