Introducing “Wired Cubes”, a technology workshop for kids. Using the ancient art of Origami and a few cool hacks to create a simple, yet functioning Turing machine made out of paper, kids learn programming logic without ever sitting in front of a computer. Well, except for the one they will be making out of paper.
My incursion into the Maker Movement has rendered some surprisingly simple ideas about how we can use fabrication techniques to deliver a high-dose of educational content. On the surface, this workshop is about folding paper and adding a few electronic components, but as we progress, kids are given the opportunity to discover basic principles about how circuits work and investigate how to use those rules to solve specific challenges, as if they were programming the core of a microprocessor. How cool is that?