Mark Buitenwerf

Inventor's club

 

I ran a small inventors workshop in the city of Heerenveen for Ateliers Majeur.

Kids from 8 till 12 years old could join the classes. We started out by developing different concepts on paper.

The students proceeded by making small first-draft prototypes before moving on to their final product and exhibition for parents and elders. I saw some amazing projects during this 4 day course. How about a dancing-ear-machine? electronic cat toy or Disco-Lemonade? Three students even build their own racing game with custom cardboard steering wheel and gas pedal (all functional). I was there just to show the kids the right direction and give them technical assistance. The rest was just a lot of imagination and hard work by the students.

 

The game made by the students can be downloaded here (Windows only)