Hands on with tech

We live with and use technology in our lives everyday, but how many of us can say we understand the nuts and bolts behind it all? In the future of work, hands on technical knowledge will become an increasingly valued skill.

Giving kids the opportunity to design, create and build their own technologies can make learning the essential ‘STEAMED’ skills fun and easy (science, technology, engineering, art, maths, entrepreneurship and design). With a range of tools and toys out there, kids can build the creative confidence they need while expanding skillsets across a variety of disciplines.

Resource Audience Platform About Skills
Little bits All ages Educational Toy Little bits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that let you invent anything, from your own remote control car to a smart home device. Connecting together with magnetics there’s no wiring or programming needed. Hands on with tech

Design and develop

Innovation

Problem solving
Makey Makey All ages Educational Toy An invention kit for the 21st century, it lets kids turn everyday objects into touch pads that can connect to the internet. Made for beginners and experts alike doing anything from art to engineering. Hands on with tech

Design and develop

Innovation
Instructables All ages Website A community website of more than 2 million people sharing their inventions and projects for others do to themselves. Hands on with tech

Connect
Ted talk – we are makers All ages Video Ted Talk on inspiring others to become “makers”, creating and making things that aim to solve real world problems. Hands on with tech

Innovation
Make magazine All ages Magazine Magazine with instructions, articles and advice on a variety of different DIY projects. Hands on with tech

Design and develop
Kano All ages Educational Toy A computer and coding kit for all ages. Children learn to build their own computer with no prior knowledge needed. Giving kids a fun way to make, play and express their creativity with technology. Hands on with tech

Design and develop