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Workshop participants play with automata exhibits at Phoenix Studio’s Mechanical Art Workshop summer 2021, run by Steve Guy/Fire the Inventor. Visit Phoenix Studio’s website to find out more.

PLACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2022 AUTOMATA-MAKING COURSES

 


Fire the Inventor runs practical automata or mechanical toy workshops for schools, colleges, science centres, museums and special events.

  • The workshops combine art, science and technology
  • Workshop are accompanied with a collection of moving toys and automata for inspiration, context and study
  • Participants learn about the science of basic mechanisms and linkages while letting their artistic imaginations run free
  • A crib sheet is available for those needing  to quickly get up to speed with the basics of cogs, cams and linkages.

Fire the Inventor designs mechanical interactives for exhibitions and learning, is an exhibition consultant and supplies educational kits.

STEAM not STEM
In the language of educators, Fire the Inventor is about adding a missing ‘A’ to STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Mathematics – STEAM).

Fire the Inventor encourages a hands-on making, crafting, inventing, tinkering and repairing culture, and giving ourselves the time and opportunity to play around with a bunch of materials and (re)discover playful creativity.


Instruction Video for the Cam Box Kit

 


 

 

 

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