or cancel
  1. Scott Weaver's Rolling through the Bay


    from The Tinkering Studio Added 3.3M 3,807 57

    Scott Weaver's amazing piece, made with over 100,000 toothpicks over the course of 35 years, is a depiction of San Francisco, with multiple ball runs that allow you to go on "tours"…

    + More details
    • Meet the Makers: Walter Kitundu


      from The Tinkering Studio Added 6,704 41 0

      Exploratorium multimedia artist, instrument builder, and birder extraordinaire Walter Kitundu talks about his work: he shares the staggering breadth of his work, ranging from a multitude of turntable-based…

      + More details
      • Open MAKE: Cardboard


        from The Tinkering Studio Added 4,688 38 1

        A collaboration between the Exploratorium, MAKE Magazine, and Pixar Animation Studios, Open MAKE is a monthly program highlighting the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local Makers. Visitors are…

        + More details
        • Scott Weaver's thoughts on working with toothpicks


          from The Tinkering Studio Added 13.9K 33 0

          Here is a collection of thoughts and techniques that Scott shared with us while tinkering with his piece when he installed it in the Tinkering Studio. http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu

          + More details
          • Edith Ackermann's Pedagogical Perspective on Tinkering & Making


            from The Tinkering Studio Added 1,532 23 1

            We interviewed Edith about her take on the idea of making and tinkering, her perspective is one we value quite a bit.

            + More details
            • Scott Weaver's toothpick glasses


              from The Tinkering Studio Added 2,887 13 0

              Scott Weaver, the man behind the 9 foot tall toothpick sculpture of San Francisco, has been working on his latest creation: a pair of glasses made of toothpicks with a kinetic ball-run element in…

              + More details
              • Tinkering with monks: cardboard automata


                from The Tinkering Studio Added 6,082 12 0

                Cardboard automata is tinkering activity developed by the PIE institute at the Exploratorium. In it, participants are asked to build a mechanism of their choosing, using simple materials, to animate…

                + More details
                • Squishy Circuits


                  from The Tinkering Studio Added 10.5K 10 0

                  After a few weeks of experimenting internally with home-made Play-Doh as both a conductive and a resistive material, we tried it out on the floor of the museum for the first time. We didn't really…

                  + More details
                  • Watch the Tinkering Studio in action


                    from The Tinkering Studio Added 7,878 9 0

                    The Tinkering Studio is a space on the floor of the Exploratorium dedicated to exploring phenomena through making, tinkering, and "thinking with your hands".

                    + More details
                    • Scribbling Machines for Instructables


                      from The Tinkering Studio Added 10.3K 8 0

                      A short video showing Scribbling Machines in action

                      + More details

                      Browse Videos

                      Videos The Tinkering Studio

                      Here are all of the videos that The Tinkering Studio has uploaded to Vimeo. Appearances are videos that The Tinkering Studio has been credited in by others.

                      Also Check Out