Hive Learning Network
Tinker Squads are teams at the intersection of technology, art and community engagement, where girls build solutions to community issues.
Introducing girls in the Pittsburgh region to the human-centered design process through hands-on prototyping and tinkering, Tinker Squads are science teams based out of locations including Assemble, CLP-Brookline, Frick Environmental Charter School and The Ellis School. As part of Tinker Squads, students will explore the issues in their communities and create solutions using switches, Origami, textiles and materials kits from Invent-abling. The Squads will also convene for Tinker Meets, where they’ll share the projects they’ve been working on with their fellow Tinker Squads and the broader public, meeting other makers in the community and earning digital badges.